Waiting On Wednesday, Vol. 7: “Siren’s Fury” by Mary Weber

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that I’m looking forward to. My WOW postings won’t be weekly, but they’ll come on Wednesdays when my blogging schedule is open and when I add a yet-to-be-published book to my wishlist. 

This Wednesday, I’m waiting on Siren’s Fury, the second installment of the Storm Siren Trilogy by Mary Weber. Her debut novel Storm Siren was entertaining and gritty, thanks to its use of elemental magic, unique characters, and resonant themes that were perfect for a YA audience. Part of me is still reeling from the ending, too. Not many YA fantasies take a gamble like Weber did in Storm Siren  (if you read the book, you know what I’m talking about); and since it both gutted me and convinced me that I NEED to read the sequel as soon as it comes out, that gamble paid off. From the sounds of the blurb below, Siren’s Fury could be a wild, steampunk-flavored ride. But it also confirms my worst fears about Storm Siren‘s last scene. 😦 This might be a tough read… But the cover’s purdy, wouldn’t you agree?

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Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy, Book #2)
Mary Weber
Fantasy / Young Adult
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Goodreads

Synopsis:

“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 has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.

Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?

What book(s) are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you also looking forward to Siren’s Fury?

15 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday, Vol. 7: “Siren’s Fury” by Mary Weber

  1. I’ve read the first book of this! I know what you mean by the ending. Like, holy CRAP. That’s some cliffhanger, but I just don’t see how it could turn out well though. It makes me very curious to read the beginning of this to see if there’s even just a glimmer of hope.

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    • YES! It was one of those “I want to throw the book across the room” moments. In some ways it was a brilliant move on Weber’s part, since few YA fantasies actually dare to take that step. But in other ways, I dreaded what it meant for that character. 😦

      I sort of had a similar reaction when I read Jon Snow’s last chapter in A DANCE WITH DRAGONS last night… except if I threw that hardcover behemoth across the room, it might actually do some damage.

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  2. I have the ARC for Siren’s Fury, but I haven’t read the first book yet. I just purchased it, though, so I hope to get around to this one soon.

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    • Storm Siren was pretty good. Entertaining and a little more visceral than I expected, but that “visceral” aspect actually makes it all the more relatable to a YA audience. That will make more sense once you’ve read the book. 😉

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      • I just flipped a coin to decide whether I was going to read it or The Shadow Master first (both books I have ARCs for that are the 2nd in the series). The Shadow Master Won, but Storm Siren should be next.

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