“Siren’s Song” by Mary Weber- Book Review

Today I have a review for Mary Weber’s final book in her “Storm Siren” trilogy, a fantasy series you totally should consider picking up and trying.

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About:

  “After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched landscape of Tulla, her storm-summoning abilities are returning; only . . . the dark power is still inside her.”


My Review:

Almost three years ago, I first started this series about a girl who could control weather, and my emotions for the first two books in the series have been up and down. Yet, overall, I liked these two books. In fact, I feel the series just got better with the sequel. So, as I do with most books that are in series, I was hoping that book three would be the best, and that it would elicit more love from my heart.

It did.

If I could describe this book in one word, I think powerful is the best one. The emotions this story of fighting to survive in a world of growing darkness was more than many books have pulled out of me. I literally had tears in my eyes at one point, and almost threw the book in frustration at another. Now, I know, throwing a book can just mean the book was a bad read. However, in this case it was simply because I could not bear what was happening to a fictional character. When I come to like a character enough to want to throw a book, it means the author did a such an excellent job of characterization that it made me feel as if I was losing a friend if something happened to said character.

And what a cast of characters! I’ve felt from book one that Nym is a uniquely awesome character. She’s not perfect. She makes mistakes, and has done things that have caused herself and others pain… Plus her speech and manners are a bit out there, but I think they just make known who she is, where she came from, and that you better not mess with her… Hm, maybe it was that she was flawed that made me cheer her on? That made me want to see her find happiness and a better way of life? Probably was.

Then there’s Eogan, the hero. My adoration for this guy has grown slowly with each book, and now I can say he’s one of my favorite heroes. Yeah, he can get cocky, but I think we all know he does it to illicit a  rise of temper from a certain heroine…

I was also surprised by the turn of another character. I won’t say who, because that’d be a spoiler. But it really made me happy, because I really grew attached to this character even if they were a bit… well, just not always holding a large amount of  “likable character” qualities.

In the end, this book left me in awe, and it really made me want to go back and re-read this series one day. At the beginning, it took me some to remember stuff that had happened in the previous two books, and so I felt a little distanced for awhile. But it had nothing to do with the writing (just my apparent memory loss), so I’ll go ahead and give “Siren’s Song” by Mary Weber a rating of  five, and recommend to mature teens and adults who like fantasy. However, I do think you need to read the first two books in the series to get the full enjoyment of this one.

Book Review Ratings:

5. Great Book!

4. I  liked it!

3. Okay.

2. Did not like it.

1. Did not finish.

*Thanks to the Booklook Bloggers program for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.

Life Lessons From Fantasy Tag

Dearest Olivia, do forgive me for just now getting around to doing this tag. February was months ago, and I meant to do this before now, but I just have not gotten around to it until now. Thank you for the tag and thinking of me. 😃

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Tag Rules:

  • Link back to Jenelle’s blog. (http://jenelleschmidt.com/)
  • Use the February Is Fantasy Month banner (above)
  • Compose a list of five to ten lessons you’ve learned from reading a fantasy book or watching a fantasy movie
  • Tag two to four other bloggers to do the same

 

Life Lessons Learned from Fantasy (In no particular order):

  1. Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl— taught me that even the most ruined souls can be redeemed by Jesus Christ.
  2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh—taught me that revenge is not the answer to the pain others cause you.
  3. The Blood of Kings Trilogy by Jill Williamson — taught me that trials can lead to better things.
  4. Storm Siren series by Mary Weber—taught me to love even the most flawed of individuals.
  5. The 2014 Maleficent movie — taught me there are stories behind antagonists’ decisions, and that they, too, can be redeemed.
  6. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine— taught me what is inside is worth more than what is outside of a person.
  7. Gu Family Book (2013 K-Drama) — taught me that Koreans are better at making shows than any other country these days. (I know that is not a story lesson, but I just had to throw this in here.)
  8. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson— taught me that not all happy endings are what we initially imagined them to be. (The original Little Mermaid story is so much more emotionally wrenching than the Disney version.)
  9. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye– taught me that the ordinary can be extraordinary by being themselves. large_jvlalnqhCxQfuBhPQKAuWuzvTe1
  10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)-taught me that giving the one you want to love you a library is a sure way to add bonus favor points. #iwouldnotgivethatlibraryawaythough

 

I won’t be tagging anyone, but I’m sure you can do it if you want. Happy Memorial Day!

 

“Storm Siren” by Mary Weber: Giveaway Winner(s)!

So, only four of you asked for the book. Not as many as there could have been, but it is okay. Why is it okay? Because it means I can do something special.

Special?

Yes, special.

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I have decided to send a copy to all four of the participants. So, Olivia, Kelly, Rachel, and Jill, congrats on winning a copy of this book. Please leave me your email below, or send me a message through Goodreads so I can see about getting you the book.

 

“Storm Siren” by Mary Weber—Book Giveaway!

One thing I have not done since I started this blog is a giveaway, so I thought it would be fun to start doing one now and then on here. 😀

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Today through midnight on the 15th, you have the chance to win a copy of Mary Weber’s fantastic book, “Storm Siren.” All you have to do it 1. follow this blog, and 2. leave a comment below telling me you want to win this book. Winner will be chosen and announced on the 15th.