About the Book
“I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists.”
Nym risked her life to save Faelen, her homeland, from a losing war, only to discover that the shapeshifter Draewulf has stolen everything she holds dear. But when the repulsive monster robs Nym of her storm-summoning abilities as well, the beautiful Elemental realizes her war is only just beginning.
Now powerless to control the elements that once emboldened her, Nym stows away on an airship traveling to the metallic kingdom of Bron. She must stop Draewulf. But the horrors he’s brought to life and the secrets of Bron are more than Nym bargained for. Then the disturbing Lord Myles tempts her with new powers that could destroy the monster, and Nym must decide whether she can compromise in the name of good even if it costs her very soul.
As she navigates the stark industrial cityscape of Bron, Nym is faced with an impossible choice: change the future with one slice of a blade . . . or sacrifice the entire kingdom for the one thing her heart just can’t let go.
Siren’s Fury drew me in immediately. How could it not after the insanely torturous cliffhanger of book one, right? Like Storm Siren, this book was quite different from anything I’ve read before. I don’t say it’s for everyone. It’s pretty dark, and stuff surrounding the villain is pretty creepy. So, if that’s not your thing, then you probably won’t enjoy it.
That said, I thought it was a fascinating book. About three quarters of the way in, I wasn’t sure what I was going to rate it because so much of it was so depressing, but the end, wow. I thought the end was great. Initially I gave the book four stars when I first finished, but considering the amount I thought about it afterwards, I’ve decided to bump it up to five because of the ending.
What I particularly loved about the story was the lesson I took away from it. Whether it was Mary Weber’s intention or not, what I drew from it is the dangers of taking matters into your own hands and doing whatever you can, even if you’ve been warned against it, to change something. That was Nym in this book. While she was doing it to try to save someone, she ventured into a lot of dangerous territory. And that can be us, can’t it? We want something or want to change something so bad that sometimes we take matters into our own hands instead of trusting God for the outcome. Such decisions can be disastrous and dangerous.
And my very favorite part of the book was right at the end (and perhaps this is somewhat spoilerish, so you may want to stop here until you read it) where it showed how love was more powerful than all the evil and darkness. That was the part that made me go, “wow.” Because, after all, love is that powerful. It’s Jesus love that led Him to die for us. Love is more powerful than evil and darkness. So, while this might not be the sort of overtly Christian book I normally read, I highly appreciate the truths that were woven into the story.
I received a copy of this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.