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Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer: review

Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer: review

No spoilers if you haven’t read this series yet. Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer brings everything full circle in the final installment of the Elemental series.  I’ve always had a soft spot for Michael, the responsible oldest Merrick brother, and it’s great that we finally get his story after seeing him take care of his brothers for the past couple of years. As with the titular Secret, sacrifice is a big theme in this book as the boys suffer life-changing losses, both physical and emotional. Michael’s on his own for much of the story, as he’s literally isolated himself from his brothers and his girlfriend Hannah after an explosive opening chapter. I love Michael’s strength, I love his steadfast loyalty, and I love that he looks past what people aren’t saying to understand what they really mean. As always, I also love the scenes when the boys use their powers to… Read more »

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Secret (Elemental #4): review discussion

Secret (Elemental #4): review discussion

Hi everyone! Since Kate and I are both big fans of the Elemental series, we decided it’d be fun to do a joint review discussion for Secret, the latest installment. Please be aware that there will be spoilers for this series in our chat, although we won’t give away any major plot points in this particular book. Let’s begin!   Wendy: Brigid sure doesn’t mess around. The book stars off with a debriefing/interrogation scene, and then bam! There’s an unexpected event and we’re immediately plunged into the action. It’s great how the prologue serves as both a recap and to jolt you into feeling like you’re in this world again. Kate: I thought the recap aspects, in particular, were very well done.  And what I like about the Unexpected Event was how bad-ass and scary Silver was in the last book, you know?  And how I can feel sorry for… Read more »

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Spirit: Tour Kick-off with Secrets of the Elemental Series + Giveaway!

Spirit: Tour Kick-off with Secrets of the Elemental Series + Giveaway!

Let’s be honest here. I’m a big fan of the the Merrick boys–so the idea of a story about Hunter, the guy who who is always fighting with them, didn’t initially catch my attention, particularly after Gabriel’s awesome story in Spark. But man, did this third installment in the Elemental series knock my socks off! There is lots of action (of ALL kinds, hee hee) and lots of unexpected emotion. Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer is fantastic PNR/UF, written with the kind of intensity, energy, thought, and originality that’s so often lacking in in those genres. I’m in total shock over how ballsy this book is in terms of unconventional plot and character development, particular in Hunter’s story arc with the mysterious Kate, a girl who has her own agenda–but still can’t stop herself from getting her heart involved. You’ll find yourself a fan of Hunter’s as soon as you start… Read more »

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Mini Reviews: White Lines, Strands of Bronze and Gold, Breathless + free novella!

Mini Reviews: White Lines, Strands of Bronze and Gold, Breathless + free novella!

Today’s mini reviews are for books that surprised me in different ways, mostly because the stories or characters weren’t quite what I thought they would be. Sometimes that can be a very good thing. —————————————— Title: White LinesAuthor: Jennifer BanashRating: 4 out of 5 starsRelease Date: April 4, 2013Publisher: Putnam JuvenileAge Group: YASource: ARC provided by the publisher White Lines by Jennifer Banash isn’t the sort of novel that I would normally be attracted to, so I am really glad that a copy landed on my doorstep. 17-year-old Cat is living a teenager’s dream in the 1980s–she has her own apartment in New York City, which is bankrolled by her neglectful father. By day, she is a fragile creature struggling with infrequent visits from her abusive mother. By night, she loses herself in the frenzied, glittering world of the club scene, where she fends off skeevy characters and succumbs to… Read more »

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Tour Sign-Up: SPIRIT (Elementals #3)

Tour Sign-Up: SPIRIT (Elementals #3)

Hello friends! We’re pleased to report we’ll be hosting the official blog tour for Brigid Kemmerer’s Spirit, the third book in her fantastic Elementals paranormal romance series. We’re obviously big fans of this author and these books, so this tour is going to be super fun! C’mon, you’ve always wanted to get a little closer to a Merrick boy, right? ;) Tour Details The tour is slated for May 20 – May 31 and will include a couple of international stops. We’re very excited about the plans we’ve been cooking up with Brigid and Kensington Teen, which will provide some really fun opportunities for readers to interact with your blog. Official participants will receive review copies and exclusive content for the tour. We’re going to try to be as inclusive as we can, so we’ll have additional review tour stops available as well! All participants should have read at least… Read more »

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Spark (Elemental #2): review & giveaway

Spark (Elemental #2): review & giveaway

Spark (Elemental #2)by Brigid Kemmerer CASE # 0197 SUBJECT:         Brigid Kemmerer, Author HYPOTHESIS:   Subject writes highly addictive books that are a serious impediment to normal sleep patterns. Exhibit A:       StormExhibit B:       Spark STATUS:  Considered a serious risk to all reasonable conduct. This paper is an emergency presentation to provide anecdotal evidence that the young adult author Brigid Kemmerer is a menace to society. Through her Elemental series, which follows a group of dangerously attractive brothers with the power to harness the forces of nature, she has irresponsibly spread rampant mass hysteria in a thinly disguised attempt to take over the paranormal romance genre. TEST READERS HAVE REPORTED: irregular breathing, flushed cheeks, and most alarmingly, a tendency to dissolve into incoherent giggles while reading the novels. Left unchecked, the subject will continue to be a detriment to all reasonable behavior as readers seem physically incapable of putting down her… Read more »

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