About Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows:
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
Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows 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 new found 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.
***** AN eARC WAS PROVIDED FOR THIS REVIEW*****
First of all, let’s give the book a standing ovation for its gorgeous cover. Author Michelle never fails us with her eye-catching books.
I love Chris! He sets the good vibes in the story. The characters’ distinct traits were a perfect fit.
The book is good and kept up to its promise of adventure and drama. Look for other reviews, they’ll support me. So I figured I’ll say the flaws I think there is.
I found it difficult to recognize the characters in a dialogue were they not mentioned responsible for it. It’s as if they’re sharing a common trait that’s always visible when they talk. Their patterns were the same. The same goes with Kate, if she weren’t talking info, I wouldn’t recognize it was her.
The lead, Nicole, had a few character improvements. It’s already chapters in the story and she still can’t believe she’s a witch.
The adventures were great albeit the lack of excitement. The story was written with too much adjectives—too many words—and lesser action. I know it’s difficult to come up with 60, 000 (or more) words, but I think some were unnecessary.
I hope the sequel will be more adventurous and the drama more eye-popping.
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About Michelle Madow:
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.