Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
Where I received the book: The publishers gave me a free ebook via NetGalley for an honest review.
Star rating: ★★★★☆
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 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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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.
This review is spoiler free.
I’ve been dying to read this book for so long I was stoked when the publishers sent me copy to review. When I actually read the Prophecy of Shadows it was still an incredible read.
First thing I’d like to talk about is the cliches, seeing as everyone else that’s ever reviewed this book has said the exact same thing: Danielle. What. The. Hell. Cliches, stereotypes, tropes aren’t really my thing. (Well, tropes I can deal with). Why do girlfriends of the hot guy always have to be bitchy and mean? It’s all so stereotypical and promotes negative representation of females in books.
I know it’s all answered in the end, but Nicole??? She learns everything in a week and is killing monsters half a week later. I don’t think she has a single flaw. She’s smart, she picked up magic in less than a week, she’s a varsity tennis player, and she’s a self taught guitar player. Does she not sleep or something? Overall, she’s a very likeable character, I just wish she had a little more struggles learning things.
Also, I really need to mention this insta love thing. The first person Nicole looks at, she’s immediately making heart eyes. I like their relationship-ish thing, but slow down?
My favourite character in this book is probably Kate. She’s so sweet and nice. And smart. I wish more came of her character, but I wish there was a little more development and depth to her, y’know? I also really liked Danielle. If you take Blake out of the situation, she’s quite cool too. She’s strong in her own right, especially during the last part of the book.
Overall, I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It’s not long and complicated. Everything is set right in front of you in a nice structure. It’s a nice easy read, and not complicated like some books tend to be. I definitely want to give Michelle Madow’s other books a go after this one.
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