A Stone-Kissed Sea (Elemental World #4) by Elizabeth Hunter #mf #review @EHunterWrites


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An immortal wanderer. A brilliant scientist. A centuries-old menace written in blood.

Lucien Thrax, son of the earth and child of the ancients, is a healer of immense power. But years of work on a deadly vampire virus have not led to a cure, nor have they softened the wall he built around his heart. When he’s forced to work with Doctor Makeda Abel, Lucien is convinced he’s reached his limit of patience with humanity.

Makeda Abel may be human, but she’s far from impressed with the brooding vampire healer, even if his mind draws her reluctant admiration. She’s learned how to survive in the immortal world, and it’s not by being afraid. Working together may lead them to answers, but it also pushes Lucien and Makeda’s attraction to the boiling point.

When nightmares become reality, Makeda will have to trust Lucien with her life. Finding answers has never been more vital. Finding love has never been more deadly. To heal the Elemental World, Lucien and Makeda must follow ancient paths and ask for help from the most inhuman of immortals. Because even with a cure in hand, the battle has only begun.

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I have to admit — I had a lot of mixed feelings when going into this book.  First, was Hunter explained that it was the last of the Elixir arc and I still had a ton of questions.  Second, with the way the blurb is written, I was worried that the book was going to be too “science” and I wouldn’t be able to understand what all was going on.

Thankfully, in regards to the second worry that I had, Hunter wrote it in a way that I was still able to follow along and enjoy the story.  Even the science parts that were in it where written so that people who aren’t huge science people could understand.

In regards to the second worry — literally all questions that I had were completely answered in this book.  I wasn’t left wondering what would happen next, or if there was going to be a follow up book to fully explain everything.

Lucien and Makeda’s characters were really well written.  They were both equally complex and hard to get connected to at first, but as the story progressed and you learn more and more about them, they started to make more sense.  And while separate they are complex, together the two of them were amazing.

I do have to admit as well, Saba’s character kinda freaked me out a bit.  While I did understand that she is young in body, her role in this book shocked me because I wasn’t expecting to meet that side of her.  But I’m sure glad that we did.

Overall, if you are a fan of this series, then you will want to read this book.  If you haven’t started this series yet, then I wouldn’t recommend starting with this book. Simply because it’s a series that’s best started from the beginning.

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