Monday, January 25, 2016

Review of The Elementals by Michelle Maddow

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!
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. 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.

Title: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback

ISBN: 2940152448849
This was an absolutely amazing start to a promising series. The combination of The Secret Circle and Percy Jackson is a very accurate comparison. It held all the witchy fun I wanted in a book with the concept of descendants of Olympians. The plot was unique and set the readers up for the next book. 
The story is told from the main character, Nicole. She is the most prominent of the characters in the book. I liked her character. She's strong, yet had her own vulnerabilities. She was well-crafted, as were the other characters that took prominent roles in the plot.
The romance. It was a little bit romantic, Romeo and Juliet, conflict, and chemistry. Blake was a fun book boyfriend. He was hot and stuck in a bad situation. I'm looking forward to seeing where the relationship with Nicole is going to go.
This book gets five glittery stars fro being such a compelling read. It was a great setup for the next book. A young adult book worth joining the adventure!
About the Author:
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
She is also the author of The Transcend Time Saga, and The Secret Diamond Sisters Trilogy.

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