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Sara's Review: Destroyer (The Elemental Series #7) by Shannon Mayer


PUBLISHER: HiJinks Ink Publishing Ltd.

RELEASED: May 30th 2017


LENGTH: 216 pages








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. Taken away by the last Spirit Walker, I am mean to train with him so that I can finally stop the false mother goddess and her plans to rule both humans and elementals. I am meant to train so that I can meet her on even ground, but training takes time. Time is not something we have. The world is coming apart at the seams as the humans rain down destruction upon their own kind and the supernatural world. The false mother goddess is hunting down the most powerful elementals to take the last of their power, and through it all, the secrets of who I truly am begin to spill upward. I must find the strength to stop the mother goddess, and to save our world, but which aspect of my heart will hold me up and what will it cost me in the end? Blood of the earth. . . . Child of Spirit. . . . Bastard Princess . . . Ender . . . Protector . . . Destroyer.


I voluntarily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. When Shannon told her fan base that she would be wrapping up the Elemental series in book seven instead of 9 books that were originally planned I was bummed. It is hard to say goodbye to characters you love, and honestly, it is a bit anxiety inducing to see how the series will end.

Like all of Shannon’s books, Lark is a take no names kick ass chick and with Destroyer, we finally get to see the extent of her power and what she can truly do. She is iconic in her strength, loyalty, and love. Lark is a character who has sacrificed her entire life in order to be who she needs to be to save the world. She is selfless to the end.

The issues I had with this story is it just felt rushed. I know there is another spin-off in the works and other stories that need to be told and it felt like Shannon was just ready to be done with Lark, Lark didn’t feel done to me. All of the loose ends were tied up in messy bows so this story arc could come to a completion and I wasn’t satisfied. I didn’t like how Lark ended, I want more.

Destroyer was fast-paced, gripping read that kept me glued to the pages. I am beyond sad to see the end this series because it was one of my favorites. I am giving it 3 Boundless Stars.

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