Nym is a female Elemental, she shouldn’t even exist, Elementals are normally born male and if found they are sentenced to death. Nym has spent her life as a slave hiding who she is after the loss of her parents when she was five. Nym thought that her curse of being able to control the elements was the cause of not only her parents deaths but many others over the years.
Sold at an auction to someone that wants to turn Nym into a weapon to help save her land of Faelen from an oncoming war she is turned over to a trainer to learn to control her powers. Nym finds herself thrown into a world of politics and secrets. She finds herself not sure if she wants to be turned into a weapon to save a land that has taken all of her rights and she knows she doesn’t want to be responsible for killing anyone else.
I’ve had this series on my TBR for quite a while but just hadn’t gotten around to reading it. The cover alone just screams read me read me, such beautiful artwork that was just trying to pull me in. I’m not quite sure why it took so long to get to but when I saw the series on Netgalley I knew I just had to pick it up and wasn’t disappointed in the least.
Packed full of excitement and adventure with wonderful world building this was an intriguing read. Nym thinks of herself as a monster due to her abilities and had no idea that she would even be able to control them and use her powers for good. I loved watching her grow into her own during this story and see that maybe she wasn’t the monster she always thought she had been.
At the end of this I was just left with one of those wow, really, moments that you sometimes get with a series. A cliffhanger ending that has left me with a what in the world is going to happen next with my fingers crossed it will only get better from here.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.