“Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 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.”
I actually really like element stories, but I almost didn’t take on this one. Why? Well, it was actually for completely unrelated reasons. But I decided to dig into it anyway.I really should have listened to my instincts. On one hand, I mostly liked the characters. The supporting characters, that is. Nicole was a Mary Sue.
She was thinking about Blake most of the time. Another horrible thing about this book….was the plot.
We have a special girl, who brings the other four elements together to bring balance to the world!
I don’t know why this is sounding so familiar.
At first, I thought I was being a little biased. After all, Avatar still has one of the best, most solid and consistent, plot lines I’ve ever seen. It had wonderful character development too.
But then, we find out that Blake is a fire bender-elemental. He can be broody too.
Just a coincidence, right? I mean, all elemental stories have earth, air, water and fire, right? Yeah. And fire is unpredictable, so the wielder is bound to be a little moody, right? Yeah. That’s what I told myself anyway.
Even though Blake is totally Zuko in disguise.
It was boring. All of them would get to an obstacle, and overcome it. Rinse repeat. No character development, no struggles. They just go to the thing and then do the thing.
BUT THEN. EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED.
oops, I mean…. WHEN THE WISE OLD OWL ATTACKED….DID I MENTION IT LIKES TO MAKE DEALS?!?! ESPECIALLY DEALS FOR BOOKS?!?! I’M NOT KIDDING FOLKS. This owl legit shows up and starts makin’ deals! NAwwww? Really? You call this original fiction? Wan Shi Tong has something to say about this. –
The book was over shortly afterwards. I felt let down. It kind of reminded me of a juvenile fanfiction. (You know, where we all put ourselves in the stories as OC’s? Usually the object of our book-crush’s affections? Yeah, like that.)
I felt really bad, because Michelle is a sweatheart. But it is what it is. Sorry dudes & dudettes. The book advertises itself as perfect for Percy Jackson. To be honest, I think most Percy Jackson fans would think this book is a disgrace.