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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 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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This is a magical adventure with witches, a demigod, monsters and, of course, humans. The star of the story is Nicole Cassidy who has recently moved to New England where, on her first day in her new high school, she discovers she’s actually magically talented. She also sees Blake across a crowded room and instant love blooms even if they’ll both resist it – especially as he’s sat with his girlfriend at the time! Nicole is headstrong, sceptical and resourceful and, it turns out, she’s way above average in magical ability compared to her peers.
Journey with Nicole as she discovers more about her magical skills, makes new friends, meets wicked, potentially lethal enemies and helps to uncover the meaning of a prophecy written three hundred years ago. There are five very diverse friends who will have to work through their differences to work together to decipher the clues to find out what the prophecy of shadows actually is. There is a potent mix of witchcraft and Greek mythology running throughout the story. It gathers pace to become a real page turner, with plenty of surprises en route. Get ready to fight two headed monsters, harpies and others!
This is a relatively quick, enjoyable read and has certainly whet my appetite for the next book in the series, The Blood of the Hydra, which is due to be released in a few months time.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
Top Five Post:
If you were a witch, what would you like to be able to do?
If I were a witch, the main power I would want would be the power of persuasion—the ability to convince someone to do, think, or believe something just because I told them to. It’s one of the abilities that the vampires have on The Vampire Diaries. I think this ability could be extremely useful, because a person with this power can basically do anything that they want!
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.
Thanks to Barclay Publicity for proving me with an ARC of this novel to read and information and materials for this post – in exchange for me including my personal, unbiased review of the novel in this post.