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Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer. Published September 30, 2014 by Kensington Teen. CDN $7.17 Kindle edition

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time. Michael Merrick understands pressure. He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it in for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way. His girlfriend, Hannah, understands pressure too. She’s got a child of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could put her life in danger at any moment. But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s ‘bad luck’. Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war. They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. Everything is set for the final showdown. Four elements, one family. Will they hold together, or be torn apart? (Goodreads excerpt)

Wow, the final instalment of the Elemental series. I have to say that I am sad that it is over but this final book was worth the wait. I really enjoyed reading Michael’s story. It is interesting the way the author teased us with Michael when she started the series with the novella Elemental. It is fitting that she wrapped it up with his whole story.

I think my only criticism was that the romantic element with Hanna was a bit of a letdown. I get that the story was way more involved to sensationalize the romance, but I liked the connection that Michael and Hanna shared and I kind of hoped that she would be the one to help him be stronger. Her character seemed a bit self absorbed and not worthy of Michael for me. The book focused more on the relationships between the brothers, which was equally as compelling for me given that I come from a large family. The family dynamic is very fun to watch play out in this book and the whole series for that matter.

And holy cow the drama/action/suspense and everything that makes this series fantastic was certainly evident in this final installment. It is nonstop from cover to cover and never a dull moment.
5 stars for me!

 

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WWW Wednesdays (Mar 11)

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

My Answers:

 Recently Finished : 

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)  Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.  LOVE this storyline!

Currently Reading:

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) If I Stay by Gale Forman.  So far it is good, but I saw the movie so makes it less dramatic!

Up Next? 

Sacrifice (Elemental, #5) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)

Downloaded Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer on my Ipad and can’t wait to dive in.  I loved this series so far.

Loving The Vampire Academy series and can’t wait to read Blood Promise by Richelle Mead .

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

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WWW Wednesdays (Feb 18)

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

My Answers:

 Recently Finished : Well I finally got some reading done on vacation and finished these three…I will write reviews shortly and post!

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.  It was nice to read a Stephen King book again.  This was really amazing.  I was a little worried when I had heard mixed reviews but was not disappointed at all!

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Meed.  OMG I love this book and the whole series.  Amazing is all I can say.

Catch Me When I Fall Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh.  I really enjoyed the story line but it had something missing in terms of editing.  The story was very original.

Currently Reading:

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.  LOVING this storyline!

Up Next? 

Sacrifice (Elemental, #5)

Just downloaded Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer on my Ipad and can’t wait to dive in.  I loved this series so far.

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

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WWW Wednesdays (July 9)

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

My Answers:  
The Selection (The Selection, #1) Recently Finished:
  The Selection by Kiera Cass. I loved loved loved this book!  Can’t believe I waited so long to read it.  Here is my review:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/04/the-selection-by-kiera-cass/

Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)Currently Reading : .Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria Snyder.  I actually just finished this late last night.  OMG I love Maria Snyder, this was an awesome series.  I will post a review soon!

Up Next?

I am dying to read the rest of the Selection series, Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass, The One and the novelas that go with hte series.   I love this series and can’t wait to read more. I don’t own them yet though so who knows! 🙂

the Princethe elitethe guardThe One

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

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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.

 

 

 

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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WWW Wednesdays (June 25)

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

My Answers:  
 Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)Recently Finished:
  Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria Snyder.  OMG this was freaking AMAZING.  I loved this book.  A review will be posted soon.

Secret (Elemental, #4)Currently Reading : Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer.  I am barely into this but loved the series so far and was dying to read this.

Up Next?

Ever since finishing Scent of Magic, I am dying to get my hands on the next in the Healer series Taste of Darkness by Maria Snyder, and The Selection by Kiera Cass is still in my sites.

The Selection (The Selection, #1) Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)

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

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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