Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Tween to YA fantasy
Book Description: A new student has entered The Alchemists Academy, and he brings with him an explosive power that threatens the Academy and the legend of Merlin. Wirt thought he was the only bad boy at the Academy, but he was wrong. Not only is Roland Black worse than Wirt, but a new teacher had replaced one of their beloved teachers, and she has more planned for Wirt and his friends than just lesson plans. Alana, his crush has grown prettier, and now he is rivals for her attention with not only his best friend Spencer, but newcomer Roland, as well. On top of that, it is their second year, and the year where all the students must pass a test to move on to the Elite Class at the Academy. The Elite Class is the only class in the third year at the Academy, and the students who fail will be sent home, others will face something even deadlier.
My thoughts: This is the second book in the Alchemist Academy series. Wirt is a student at the Alchemist Academy and has adjusted to his newfound magical skills.
His roommate changes this year. He is no longer with his friend Spencer, instead he is STUCK with Roland. The nemesis of Spencer. They don't hit it off well and it leads to contention and plot development.
I preferred the second book to the first. There was more action and the flow of the story moved at a better pace. I was caught up in the story this time and waiting to see what would happen to Wirt and his friends next.
I am looking forward to the third book. It will be fun to continue on this journey and see who prevails in "The Quantum Games." I tried to find it on Amazon, but it's not available yet. Guess I'll just have to wait. :)
This book is great for the tween on up.
Kailin Gow is also the President of a media company, a media personality, and has been writing full-time since she was first published. Holding a Masters in communications management and leadership positions in Fortune 500 corporations, she puts her leadership abilities, her experience, and desire to help others into her fiction books. As a result, she has written the forthcoming, Finding the Heroine in You book which is also a national tour. She is a mother and spends whatever spare time she has volunteering at the Red Cross, Battered Women's Shelters, and other organizations.
Currently her Frost Series is in development for a major international MMO Game, and she has over 14,000 and growing Frosters on her facebook fan page.
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About the first book: "What do you learn here...at the Academy?" Wirt asks. "Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly?" "Uh...something like that," his roommate Spencer said. "More like how to rule worlds." Wirt, is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he s in a school he can't escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn't know...to save his world or to destroy it...
See my review of the first book... HERE.
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