Sunday, January 31, 2016

Elementals by Michelle Madow w Giveaway!!


Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows

by Michelle Madow

Release Date: January 26th 2016


Summary from Goodreads:


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.



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LINKS:

"Elementals
is going to blow your mind!"
-Crossroad
Reviews,
★★★★★

"Five
glittery stars for being such a compelling read!"
-Andrea
Heltsley, Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★

"A
perfect mixture of magic and mythology. An entrancing story of trust,
friendship and well naughty boys. WITCHES are not the only thing walking the
earth!"
- BenjaminOfTomes, BookTuber ★★★★★

My Review

I'm totally thrilled to start this new series with a twist on Greek mythology and witch mixes. I think this was such a fun story and being the start of a series, it still covered a lot of ground. There's excellent plot that follows the mystery of a little prophecy that no one knew about until the middle of the book. It was a secret until now, but damn it was scary lol. Nicole is unprepared for everything that's about to be thrown in her face. 

So Nicole moves with her family to New England and boy is it different. She's from the south so it's freaking cold. And on top of that, witches and monsters are real. Oh, and they share a class together to learn about their magic. Dude, why did I not get a home room like this in high school, or hell even college!? I want one!! But there's a lot of mystery and suspense and secrets going around. First, Nicole finds out the dad she doesn't know is something magical, then the guy she is falling for is taken by the scary spiteful mean girl, and to top it off, she's the link to the whole prophecy. But she didn't even know any of this existed until she walked into home room on her first day of class at a new school. Wow!!  Oh and a comet has somehow magnified her magic and linked her with 4 others- her new best friend, her crush, his evil girlfriend, and the all American sweet guy. I see this blowing up in someone's face in the future- FYI! They call themselves the elementals, because of their new powers. 

The action was great with battles and monsters. I absolutely loved the suspense of the whole book. Finding the secrets and mysteries to unlocking the truth.  This new take on the Titans and the Greek gods. I loved everything about the magic and how it works- but that's a secret you'll have to read about. And then there's the characters. I actually loved them all, yes even the mean girl and the monsters. It's excellent to see the different dynamics when things change because of Nicole. And I think Blake is just swoon worthy. "My fire didn't accidentally go out." Seriously, I'm pretty sure I about lost my mind right there!!! 

I will definitely be stalking the author to keep on track the release of book two. I'm dying to know if her new light on her parentage is going to change anything for Nicole. I want to know if it will work out with Blake in the future. I wanna know if the mean girl will get more evil or get nice-ish lol. I want her bff and the sweet guy to become that perfect couple. *sigh* I want a lot don't I? But that's why I will be reading book two- I want so much more! I thought this was a blast to read and if you Greek mythology or witches and magic, pick this one up!! 5 MAGICAL PAWS!! 

 

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.

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