03 February 2016

Blog Tour Review: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly... she's apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers - and, to her dismay, by Blake - the school's notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle's wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers over the elements. But the comet has another effect--it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it's up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town... and possibly the world.


Source: Blog Tour | Review Consideration

5 Words: Witches, elements, friendship, teamwork, family.

After a slightly shaky start, this book really picked up.

At first, I didn't really like Nicole. As wonderful as she was supposed to be, she came across as quite nasty. I couldn't click with her, I rolled my eyes a lot. I just wished she could have been a little nicer, taken the high road. It would have made me like her a little more likeable.

So it's a good thing I enjoyed the story itself. Once I got into it, I found that I couldn't put it down. I loved the pace and how it kept building and building.

If you've ever read my reviews of similar Greek-Myth-God inspired stories then you'll know that they usually don't gel well with me. But this one? I loved it. There was a logic behind it all, it made sense. I could almost believe it. I was more than pleasantly surprised.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad that this one picked up for you. I've been seeing lots of reviews for it lately, it looks pretty great! :D

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    1. I was really surprised because in the past this author has been more miss than hit for me. And because I usually don't like stories inspired by greek mythology.

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