Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blog Tour ~ "Water" by Shauna Granger

Water (Elemental, #3)Water by Shauna Granger

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review for the blog tour for AToMR
Genre: Older YA paranormal

Book Description: Book Three in The Elemental Series

Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.

My thoughts: Shayna and her friends are elemental witches. They use the power of the earth, fire, and air to aid them in working their spells. They are not conventional witches, they can often harness the power without the incantations of normal witches. This book explores the element of water. An element that they do not harness.

Shay is called into action while she is surfing at the beach. A small boy is missing. She helps the mother locate the boy by swimming in the direction the mother pointed to her. What she discovers in the water was unexpected. They boy has been taken by mermaids. The mermaids in the story are not the mermaids from Disney. I would liken them more to the wicked octopus, Ursula.

I liked that in this story, the elementals are able to tap into the resources of a local coven. They realize their inability to protect the people on their own. There are many questions answered about the source of their power. Questions that I didn't know existed.

I missed the playful and flirty nature of the main characters. In this book it was more action and less fun.  I am definitely interested in continuing on the journey to the fourth installment, Fire.  I would love to see Steven's growth as he learns more about his element.

This book has elements that I would not recommend to a reader under 17. There is human intimacy and violence.

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Giveaway opportunity!

Shauna is offering some wonderful giveaway packages.  You will need to use the rafflecopter to enter.  This form is used at all of the tour stops.  I am not sponsoring this giveaway.

  • 7 ebook copies of EARTH
  • 3 ebook copies of all three books
  • 2 sets of print copies of all three books
  • 3 swag packs that include bookmarks and magnets from all three titles and a small WATER poster 

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Purchase links at Amazon:

Earth (Elemental Series) / Air (Elemental Series) / Water (Elemental Series)


  1. Love books that have a twist on the normal in them. An elemental witch that has to fight mermaids. Very good. Can't wait to read this book and the others in the series.


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