Friday, 12 December 2014

Review: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice (Elementals #5)
Behind  267 Pages
Released: 24 September 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
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At the Other End:
One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.

Michael Merrick is used to 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 out for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way. 

His girlfriend, Hannah, gets that. She’s got a kid of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could end her life without a moment’s notice. 

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. There will be blood on the ground tonight…

Brigid Kemmerer hails from Pasadena, Maryland, where she works in the finance industry.

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An emotional rollercoaster that will leave you breathless. The conclusion to the Elemental series is one you don’t want to miss.

Warning. Read book with caution. Tissues will be used and abused multiple times. I’ve finished and I feel like I’m going to cry again. I can’t even deal. Brigid Kemmerer, what have you done to me?

The worst thing about this, is that it’s the final book and I can’t exactly talk about much without revealing anything. I can’t tell you all how much I loved this book and the rest of this series. The Elementals series will always be treasured to me, plus, have you seen those covers all together! 

Oh Michael, I swear, I love you just as much as your brothers. You have surprised me, and now I understand him. Now when I re-read the other books, I will see Michael in a different light, I will actually like his character and understand the things that he does and why. I’m so happy that we got to see Michael’s story, and it’s definitely fitting to have his story last. I love Michael and Hannah together, they are still trying to fit together seamlessly, especially with everything that is going on around them. There definitely could have been a love triangle going on in this book, but I’m very very very happy that it wasn’t.

This book is definitely about sacrifice. It’s about Michael’s sacrifice to keep his brothers safe, to keep everyone he knows safe; to keep them together, and stable and protected. It’s not just about Michael’s sacrifice, it’s about Hannah’s as well and her sacrifice with her relationship with her father, for her job, for James and for Michael. Honestly, there is sacrifice scattered throughout this book, and everyone sacrifices something for the good of everyone else. This book is filled to the brim with action, but not just the kick-ass-y action that I love in these books, but with an emotional one as well and I couldn’t stop crying. Seriously. I. Couldn’t. Stop. This book was heartbreaking and I don’t think I’ll be able to get over it for a while yet. 

The ending. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. I loved it through and through. However, I wish there was an epilogue. I really really wished there was one, there are all these questions that I have left still unanswered. I NEED something. I NEED to know what happens! I won’t rest until I find out what happens!! It’s the last book, I need to know! At least a novella or something!

*runs off to stalk Brigid*

*spams email*
*spams twitter*

Stalk success!! Turns out that the ending was left open because she might continue the series later on after a few other projects!

Storm (Elementals #1)
Behind 368 Pages
Released: May 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
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At the Other End:
When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

With her life at stake, she doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in. But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all?

Earth, Fire, Air, Water - the storm is coming...

Spark (Elementals #2)
Behind 350 Pages
Released: October 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
At the Other End:
Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Sometimes he can even control it. Sometimes.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel.

Layne wants to help him. She understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help taking.

The fuse is lit...

Spirit (Elementals #3)
Behind 294 Pages
Released: 1 June 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
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At the Other End:

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He has learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can't seem to afford any allies.

He's up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there's Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She's not hostile. She's bold. Funny. Hot. But she's got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down - which means he'll have to find someone he can trust.


Secret (Elementals #4)
Behind 375 Pages
Released: 28 January 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
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At the Other End:

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.


This novel was received for review via Allen & Unwin Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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