Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Review: Elemental Reality

Release Date: Aug. 21, 2011
Publisher: Revolution Publishing
Pages: 251 pages
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC for Publisher
Goodreads Summary: When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.
Let me start by saying that I love the cover of this book! It’s one of my favorite covers for the year and really does fit with the story.

Callie is a very likable character. The story begins on her 22nd birthday which is always a sad day because it marks the anniversary of when her mother left the family. I love how the book starts and the relationship between Callie and her friends and her family. You really get a sense of how much they care about each other. The back and forth banter among them is snarky and funny and helps to move the story along nicely.

The story is well paced until Callie meets Oli and Cayden and then everything speeds up - her relationship with Oli, finding out the truth about herself and her family, learning to use her powers, training to use her powers – it all happens in a very short period of time. Not that I like slow stories but I would have preferred if the plot and characters had more depth, especially since we meet so many minor characters in passing.

That being said, the book has tons of action, hot romance and a nice twist at the end that will keep readers looking out for the next book in the series.

Content: Kissing, profanity and violence.


Ashley Prince said...

I agree. This cover is amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

P.S. I am so glad I found your blog. I love fellow book review bloggers.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Depth is good. I'm loving this cover as well.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Depth is good. I'm loving this cover as well.

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

Oh, this cover is stunning!! Pacing is a big thing for me lately. It's a hard thing to do, I'm sure, but speeding up and slowing down is torture to read through!


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