Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: Destroyer by Shannon Mayer

Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing Ltd.
Genre: Urban 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.

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 really did destroy. Characters were destroyed, homes were destroyed, alliances were destroyed, emotions were destroyed and almost the world.

Shannon threw a lot of twists at us in DESTROYER. All of your perceived notions about some characters and events will be thrown out the window entirely. The pace was pretty slow at times, but there was plenty of action and fast paced scenes to get you excited for what came next. Lark's destiny is in no way easy and she lost a lot along the way to get there.

I really enjoyed DESTROYER, until the end. It did wrap up the series, but I just didn't enjoy the way it ended. It felt way too froufrou at times and it didn't feel natural to Lark's character.

I'm sad to see the Elemental series end, but I enjoyed the journey.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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