Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Siren's Song (Storm Siren #3) by Mary Weber

Series: The Storm Siren Trilogy #3
Author: Mary Weber 
Publication: March 1, 2016 
By: Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins  
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Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.

With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. Only to discover it may already be too late for the monarch and her eerie kingdom. As the Luminescents are sifting through Nym’s past memories and the queen is reading into her future, Nym is given a choice of how to defeat Draewulf, but the cost may be more than she can bear. And even then there are no guarantees.

With that reality burrowing into her bones—along with the guilt of the lives she will sacrifice—Nym returns to her homeland of Faelen to raise an army of peasants through promises of freedom. But when the few friends she has left, along with the world and citizens she loves, are staring down the face of a monster and his undead army, will Nym summon every element her blood is capable of controlling . . . or surrender to a different strength—one of sacrifice?

Because in the end, death may be more merciful for them all.

 *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

~ My Thoughts ~ 

I don't know how I'm supposed to review that in an intelligent, coherent way, but I'll try... 


I'm always nervous going into final books, thanks so much for that permanent scar on my soul, Book That Shall Not Be Named, that starts with A, ends with T, but was written by Veronica Roth. 

I started SIREN'S SONG, made it a few chapters in and had to set it aside. Because stress. I repeated this cycle several times over the course of a week, until finally, finally, I put my big girl booknerd socks on (you know, the ones that look like old school library cards) and made myself finish it. I'm SO GLAD I did. 

SIREN'S SONG had everything I was looking for in a final installment: action, adventure, romance and swoon. It also held a few surprises that I REALLY COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT, LIKE CHAPTER 41 OKAY, MARY WEBER? *sighs* Okay, so I kindofsortaknew something was going to happen, but still. I don't like pain. 

I loved that Nym and Eogan got to spend the bulk of the book together, instead of only the last few chapters. It made their relationship believable. NGL, I really enjoyed the kissing scenes. As with the two previous books, the side characters were a lot of fun too. Except for Isobel. That girl and her father made me stabby. 

It's always nice to come to the end of a series and feel a mix of satisfaction and longing. I'm satisfied with how this ended, but I could always read more. I'm looking forward to what Mary Weber comes up with next!

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