Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer

Secret (Elemental, #4) Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer.  Published Jan 28, 2014 by Kensington Teen. CDN $9.85.  I couldn’t find this on amazon for the kindle but bought it on ibooks for my ipad.

Nick Merrick is stretched to breaking point. He’s trying to keep his grades sky-high or he won’t get in to college. He’s trying to keep his brother’s business afloat or the Merricks will be out on the street. He’s trying to keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his twin brother Gabriel – or he fears he’ll lose his family. And he’s trying to keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who is his ‘girlfriend’s’ partner. And then Quinn takes to hanging around his sworn enemy, and an Elemental Guide is counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. Storms are brewing. On all sides. SECRETS IN THE WIND. DANGER IN THE AIR.(Goodreads excerpt)

OMG I cannot say enough about this series. I have loved every book, every novella, everything about this story! This one lives up to the rest…I am dying not being able to read the next one until arrggghhh SEPTEMBER…NOOOOOOO!!!!

OK calm down. Each of the elemental books features one of the Merrick brothers and is written from their POV. (Sprit the third book is Hunter’s POV who is not a brother) Each of the Merrick brothers controls a different element (Air,Fire, Water, Earth) and Hunter is a guide who controls all four. Nick is an Air elemental and this story is about him. This story promised to be different and Brigid didn’t disappoint. I won’t give anything away but you are drawn into this story more intensely than the others because Nick is fighting his own demons and not just the dangers that he shares with his brothers. It is captivating and endearing and a wicked page turner…

The one thing that threw me with this book is that it isn’t all about Nick. I’m not sure I liked that, but you got a lot about Quinn and her issues. Not that her issues are not important but at times it took away from Nick’s story and I wanted to know more about him. I did like that we got to see more of the back story for the villain in this one though…again I won’t spoil it so that is all I’m saying…lol sorry L

This series continues to delight and amaze me. Brigid keeps you on your toes with the action and suspense, twists and turns and I can’t wait for book 5 Sacrifice.

In case you haven’t figured it out…5 wickedly good stars for me. I would give it more if I could.

 

 

 

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Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V Snyder

Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V Snyder.  Published  Dec 18, 2012 by Harlequin MIRA. CDN $ 8.79 Kindle Edition.

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible … again. (Goodreads excerpt)

I absolutely love this story. I am a big fan of Maria Snyder and this continues to delight to no end. I love how she pulls you in so completely to the story that you don’t want to leave. Her characters are so real that you want need to know what happens next. The story is full of action and intrigue and it keeps you guessing around every turn. The story is very original and is a page turner from start to finish.

This book is a little different from the first in that you see both Avry and Kerrick’s POV. It threw me a bit at the beginning because Avry’s part is written in the first person but Kerrick’s is in the third. I got over it quickly and enjoyed the back and forth. I’m a fan of two points of view. You get to see more of Avry on her own as well as Kerrick (which is nice) and less of the romance (not so nice) that the first book had. I’m hoping that we get back to the romantic part of their relationship in the next book.

Overall this was an excellent sequel. I try not to say too much in my reviews especially of sequels. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so here it is in a nutshell…

Awesome, intriguing, engaging and fun story with lots of twists and turns and OMG’s! And what is not to like with all the magic and mystery and cool characters fighting for a life or death battle of good vs evil!

In case you haven’t figured it out…5 stars for me!

impossible … again. (Goodreads excerpt)

 

 

WWW Wednesdays (July 2)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
 Secret (Elemental, #4)Recently Finished:
  Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer. OMG I absolutely love love love this series.  I wish I could go out and get the next one right now! Review posted soon!

The Selection (The Selection, #1)Currently Reading : .The Selection by Kiera Cass. I finally bought and started this book and holy cow I am loving it.  I am almost finished and just picked it up!  I hope the next one is as good although I have heard mixed reviews.

Up Next?

I think I might just continue with the series that I am into currently.  Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria Snyder and Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass.  I love both series and can’t wait to read more.

Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)the elite

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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