Thursday, April 26, 2012

Elemental Review

260 pages
Release date: May 1st, 2012

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should. But she wants to. For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories? Is Ella the prophesied Destructor… or will she be the one who's destroyed?

Review (ARC):
I really really really wanted to like this book. I tried so hard, but something about this story just fell flat with me. There was a lot of different things going on in this book that just seemed a bit confusing at times. Ella was a character I didn't fully connect with because she seemed to throw herself into danger and problems in a weak way. There was a lot of action in this novel that made the book readable. At times I would feel interested in the story again when a lot of action was taking place. However, sometimes it seemed that there was too much moving from place to place with no solid explanation on how they got there. The ending definitely was a bit of a shock but I didn't really understand parts of it especially with what Emily was seeing and experiencing. I am curious to see where Emily's journey takes her in the next novel and hopefully she grows more as a character. While I wasn't the biggest fan of this book others might like it so if you like science fiction novels mixed with some fantasy you might want to check this out.


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