Rating: 4 of 5 stats
Source: Received to Review for this tour
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Publish Date: December 18, 2012
Book Description: Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.
They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home. Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.
In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.
My thoughts: The adventures of Steven, Shayna, and Jodi are always entertaining to read. The trio is working to learn their magic and save their community from the paranormal perils that surround them. This is the fourth book. I enjoyed the previous three and was eager to delve into this one.
The book begins slowly. They are enjoying activities that young adults would: dancing, picnics, etc. At about 40% into the book the plot is revealed. I was wondering in the first part of the book where Shauna was going with her characters? I discovered that she was laying the groundwork for the rest of the book.
Because of content I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under 17. The F word is used and there are sexual situations.
I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it's been an exciting and terrifying ride.
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Purchase Links: Catch up on the series before you read this one. You can find the links to the first three books below.