Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book review: Elemental: the first by Alexandra May

Author: Alexandra May
Title: Elemental: The first
Series: Primord series #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal romance
Format: E-book and paperback
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About the book:

ROSE Frost receives a bracelet on her sixteenth birthday, a parting gift from her mother who claims it is a family heirloom. From that night Rose starts having vivid dreams and strange visions. DAYS after, her family separate and Rose moves into her grandmother's house. Her dreams start to involve a woman called Halíka Dacomé. Is she a legend or a figment of her imagination? 

DANGER strikes one night. Rose is first on the scene after she smells burning and discovers a car that has been purposely set on fire. She is convinced that the boy in her latest vision is inside the car. The mysterious Aiden Deverill pulls Rose to safety, but not before a window explodes and a ball of fire burns them both. She uses her secret healing gift to heal the scars and to all appearances remains unscathed. But Aiden is free from burns too and Rose doesn't know why. She is drawn to his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, but as they get closer her friends warn her off claiming that he's bad news. Rose tries to find the truth about Halika Dacomé and more about why Aiden is so disliked, but she soon gets drawn into helping her friends solve the mystery behind the missing Warminster townsfolk. 

The latest missing person is her new friend Jez's father. During the investigation she meets Morgan, a family friend of Daisy's who lives in the cottage at the bottom of Daisy's garden. He's kind, funny and clearly devoted to her, but Rose finds out that his hatred towards Aiden and his grandfather, Ben Deverill, lies rooted in a shocking event that happened years before involving both families. For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realizes that people are not always what they seem, and finds it difficult to determine who to trust. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halíka Dacomé is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.

My thoughts:

Wow This book was amazing! I LOVE Rose! She is so cool and her powers are awesome. This book was well written and the Author really grabbed your attention right away. I was really intrigued by the story and I can´t wait to read the sequel. And it is always refreshing to read a paranormal novel that is writing about something else than vampires, werewolves and stuff like that. There have been so many of them lately. But does not mean I do not like those novels! I mean who would not love them but like I said: REFRESHING!

Rose is really lovable. She is strong and a very mature young woman. She is very honest and She really believe in honesty and it is something she is trying to live by as much as possible even though she have a big secret of her own. 

The guys in Roses life are two very different people and you really feel like you don´t know who is bad and who is good here. It is a mystery that on its own intrigues you throughout the book.

I really loved this story. It was fun, exiting, intriguing, sad and very romantic at times. It is definitively a must read this cold winter.

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