Mary Weber's Storm Siren tells the story of Nym, a young slave girl with extraordinary powers... and a curse that can't be controlled.
I really wanted to like this. After reading so many glowing reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, I ordered it from the library at once. And for the first few pages, it was wonderful... but then it got a little dry.
It was page forty or so when I finally decided to set Storm Siren down. One of the things I'd been counting on with this book was the setting, which is, for one, an extremely important aspect of a novel to me, and, secondly, what I believe defines high fantasy as high fantasy. But the world Storm Siren is set in felt too imaginary, and might've been more believable if there was a tad more description of the weather, the geography, the politics, etc.
The characters were another thing that bothered me. Nym was exciting and sassy for the first chapter or two, but as the story went on, it felt as if her personality had blown away like a dandelion in the wind. As Breck so delicately put it, Nym was, honestly, a little difficult in the area of comprehension. With so many fiery characters such as Nym, Breck, Adora, and Nym's former owners, I would like to have seen more personality diversity.
The writing in Storm Siren was really good, and I'm certain this book appeals to plenty. So, if your library has it, I recommend going ahead and giving Storm Siren a try. ☺
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❤, the Book Dragon