first impressions: I’ve been dying to read this one for ages, and of course, that always comes with a little bit of cautious worry that a book won’t live up to expectations. But at 120 pages in, this is how I’m feeling toward this one: Storm Siren is the first book in a long time to make me want to hiss at anyone who tries to interrupt my reading time. LOL
Right off the bat you can see that Nym is fierce. But as the story goes along, you see that she is also funny, head-strong, frightened, and so remorseful for the people she has harmed with her wild uncontrollable powers. When she is offered the chance to learn to control them, she jumps at it, no matter how twisted the person behind the offer of help seems to be. Adora, her new “owner” is definitely a piece of work—still no telling which way this crazy character will go. But Nym finds new friends in the snarky, hilarious Breck and her overly confident and flirtatious brother, Colin. Then there is Eogan, the mysterious man charged with helping her learn to control her powers. The attraction there is getting both more heated and dangerous.
Loving the world building so far, lots of different creatures and powers and politics---and do I detect a hint of steampunkery?? Just a hint, mind you, a glimpse of airship, a run-in with a bitey little mechanical animal--- but I do love a bit of steampunk. And I had no idea I'd find it in this story! The main story is building around a brewing war and the part Nym will play as a rare female Elemental. I am loving this so far.