Sara's Review: Windburn (The Elemental Series #4) by Shannon Mayer
Author Provided Copy / ARC
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Released: February 2, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 143 pages
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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. The King is missing and his mind is cracked. It is up to me to find him before the Rim is taken over by the bloodthirsty heir to the throne. But the path to finding the King is anything but straight, and I find myself in the human world facing possible banishment. All to find a Tracker who happens to be on the run from a demon, yet she is my only hope in bringing my father home. Nothing is as it seems and I'm uncertain who is friend or foe. My impending punishment threatens to suffocate me as I defy our laws and fight to bring peace to my home. . . and fight to keep those I love the dearest alive. How will I get both my father and I out of this one unscathed? Welcome to being The Chosen One. Elemental Series . . . Recurve (Book 1) Breakwater (Book 2) Firestorm (Book 3) Windburn (Book 4)
Five Boundless Stars
I was provided and ARC of Windburn in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to be accepted on Shannon Mayer’s ARC team; I consider her one of my favorite authors and just knowing that I’m a small part of bringing her worlds to life, makes my world brighter.
Windburn is book four in The Elemental Series, featuring, Larkspur as the main kickass character. It picks up pretty much right after Firestorm; so no, you can’t read these as standalones, go back to the beginning, and start with book one, Recurve.
Lark is back at The Rim, and needs to find her father, who has disappeared. In order to do this, she needs to locate a Tracker. Now, this is where all the good stuff comes into play. Hopefully, you have read the Rylee Adamson novels; if not, you are in for such an exciting ride! Rylee’s present is Lark’s future in the Elemental books, and the Rylee books are Lark’s past! I know wrap you mind around that! Its freaking mind blowingly awesome!!!! I don’t even know if I can explain it correctly! OMG! The two stories intertwine in a HUGE way, I mean Huge, and it really starts in Windburn, for The Elemental Series! In the Rylee books we only got little snippets of what actually happened to Lark, never the whole story. Well this, my friends is the start to the whole story, and it does not disappoint one iota!!! So what am I telling you? First you NEED to read the Rylee books. You can wait and read them after this, but you absolutely NEED to read them! I am just so freaking excited on how the story and series is turning out! I can’t fathom how Shannon can keep everything strait, and makes it easy for her readers. She is a brilliant writer! I can’t explain it correctly, but when you read it, it totally makes sense!
It is hard to write a review and not give anything away, because I just want to gush about the entire brilliant story! I will say that, Windburn is the best story to date in the Elemental Series. Lark is the epitome of heroines I love, she has the biggest heart and soul you have ever seen, and she is repeatedly tested. Through it all, she stays true to herself, but remains the kick ass, tack no names, Ender I want to see succeed and find her true happiness and peace, but not too soon, because I’m not ready for this series to end yet.