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28 April 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret—not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.

Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

Source: Blog Tour | Review Consideration | NetGalley Request

The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free, click here!

5 Words: Magic, elements, friendship, responsibility, heritage.

If you know me at all, then you'll know that I usually do not get on with books that blend contemporary America with ancient Greek mythology. But this series? I get on with it very, very well. I couldn't put the first one down (my review here!) and when I finished it I could barely wait for the next one.

So when I saw this, I jumped at the chance.

And I wasn't disappointed.

This book dove straight back into the fast paced story, but now with added tension and a changed group dynamic. The way that the relationships between the characters evolves and changes makes this so very, very real, even in the fantasy setting.

I liked that Nicole didn't jump straight on Blake, that there was this distance between them, some respect for Danielle and her feelings at the beginning. It was refreshing and something I'd like to read more of. That's not to say that there isn't any passion, because it's simmering along there, building slowly.

Out of all of the characters, I think I like Danielle the most. She doesn't take any crap, she says it as she sees it, she has some serious flaws, and there's just something about her that I totally love.

This series takes something that so many authors do badly, and it totally excels. It takes a well-written trope and makes it come alive. Michelle Madow has got something good here, and it's going from strength to strength.


1 comment:

  1. Ooo I just finished the first book. I can't wait to read the second one! :D


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