Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental #5)


Written by: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental
Sequence in Series: #5
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: K-Teen
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0758294395
ISBN-13: 978-0758294395
Genre: Paranormal | Urban Fantasy
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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?

Sacrifice (Elemental, #5)
My Review:
Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice is the final book in the Elemental series. This is the eldest brother Merrick's story, with both his and his girl friend Hannah's point of view.

The war has been brewing but Merrick has kept his girl friend Hannah in the dark, which causes all kinds of trouble....including another man, Irish, and possible enemy vying for Hannah's affections.

The story is intense and doesn't let up that pace throughout. Each time something else befalls the brothers and just when you don't think they can take anymore, something more happens.

I have to admit, I jumped into this series totally ignorant of any of the back list and still enjoyed it immensely. I didn't feel lost or like I was playing catch up. Kemmerer made the transition into this Elemental world effortless.

The story does come to a head but left you with the feeling like there is much more to come.

I loved the energetic storytelling but I had some issues with Merrick's thought processes, making it hard to connect to his character. Ok, I wanted to yell "dump arse" quite a few times.

I do wish I started this series from the beginning so I will be adding the rest of this series to my to be read shelf.

I received this ARC copy of Sacrifice from Kensington Books - K-Teen in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 30, 2014.

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