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Book Review; Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice USAuthor: Bigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Kennsington Teen
Published: 30th September 2014
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback
Source:: Bought
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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?

At The End

I have been thoroughly invested in the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer since I fell in love with the very first novella written in Michael’s POV. When the final book was announced, I knew that I would definitely read it and that it would probably crush my soul a little bit to say goodbye but despite all of that, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. But then I DID get my hands on it and I couldn’t bring myself to read it. Fortunately I finally struck up the courage and on one hand I’m glad I did, and on the other, I’m still so sad that this series is over. Regardless, Sacrifice was an exceptional read that I am certain I will return to one day.

Difficult And Crucial

With this book being the final book in the series, I knew that a lot of plots needed to be tied up and I have to admit that Brigid didn’t a brilliant job at doing this. She also had a story that kept you reading until the very end. My heart was put on a string and tugged at throughout this book. I loved the way that Brigid dealt with this final chapter in the series and really am struggling to find a bad thing to say about it. What I will say is that this book will make you cry. It’s inevitable because Brigid has made these characters and this world so realistic and lovable. And because of all the tears, I had to actually put the book down instead of reading through because I couldn’t deal with the heartache – but I love it when that happens so that wasn’t a problem for me.

Decisions Must

Throughout this entire series, Brigid has blown me away with all of her characters and her talent for writing them so spectacularly well. With each new story you’re exposed to a new side of all the characters and can’t help but fall in love with them and their journey. This book was no different. While already getting a taste of Michael in the first novella, this book really rounded out his character, making you fall for him all over again. On top of that, you also get to see more of Hannah which was really great and I really enjoyed reading her story. Brigid Kemmerer has really blown me away with how fantastic and wonderful and human all of her characters are.

Be Made

Sacrifice was a brilliant ending to a fantastic series. It was heart-breaking and it kept you on the edge of your toes. It was tense, action-packed and just really packed an emotional punch. It was a book that showed you how much you’ve grown to love every character in this series. I cannot tell you how much I adore Brigid Kemmerer and how in awe I am of her talent. If you’re looking for a selection of books that will capture your heart and soul, I really recommend these books. They look at family, friendships, love and that incredibly difficult coming-of-age part of life, and she does it incredibly well. In each story she touches on a sensitive subject with ease and professionalism. I am seriously in love with this series and so very sad that it’s finally over. I also cannot wait to see what Brigid will bring us next.

five stars



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