Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!
About Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows:
Title: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows 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.
Book Review: The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow
When Nicole Cassidy’s family moves from Georgia to a biting cold Massachusetts town near Salem, she is in for the surprise of her life. A sophomore in high school, Nicole is placed in a special homeroom in the back of the library, away from the humans that dominate the school’s population. The members of her homeroom are ‘witches,’ descendants of Olympian gods who wield control over the energy that the universe puts forth.
‘Prophecy of Shadows’ is reminiscent of ‘The Secret Circle’ when an Olympian Comet grants special abilities to only five of these ‘witches.’ They have come together for a purpose; to control elements (not just energy) and to fulfill a prophecy.
This is a Young Adult series, so naturally there is either a love triangle or an unattainable love interest. Blake is the resident bad-boy with a jealous girlfriend who takes special interest in Nicole right from the start. Though he is instrumental in her learning about her abilities, Nicole is smart for not wanting to be involved with him until he breaks up with the girlfriend. That the couple is part of the Elementals group makes things a bit awkward.
All in all, a fun and easy read about 5 teenagers with special abilities and a prophecy involving the gods from Greek mythology.
Thanks to Michelle Madow, Barclay Publicity, and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About Michelle Madow:
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
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