Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Firestorm by Shannon Mayer

Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Elemental Book #3
ISBN13:  9781987933079
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author
My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen.

In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience.

As Ash's life is held in the balance, I have just three days to prove his innocence and mine. This place holds more than a scorching heat; new foes, traitors, and creatures from the depths of the lava are all trying to keep us from surviving.

The only question left. . . Can I get us all out without being burned alive?

Welcome to the Pit.

As with the other books in the Elemental series, FIRESTORM is packed with action, danger and our favorite Elemental Larkspur.

There is no time lost between the end of book 2 and the start of book 3. Lark and Ash is taken into custody and brought to the pit for judgement. Things are defiantly not easy going, but Lark kicks ass and saves the day as usual. I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns that Mayer threw at us and I really enjoyed the continuous danger. Although there was no downtime for Lark she still made new allies and stayed true to herself.  

I really enjoyed the secondary characters in FIRESTORM. We met Peta in BREAKWATER, but we get to know her even more in book 3. I LOVE her, she is awesome and I can't wait to see her again in the next book.  I don't want to reveal any of the other characters I enjoyed as I think it might spoil a few parts of the book if I do, but one person in particular and their family quickly grew.

I was really glad that FIRESTORM didn't end on a cliffhanger, but I still wanted to read more when it was over. WINDBURN can't come soon enough in my opinion and Shannon thankfully writes fast so maybe I won't have to wait too long.. 

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.