Thursday, February 4, 2016

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows Blog Tour!  Make sure to check out everything going on during this tour by clicking the banner above. 

About the Book
Title: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
Author: Michelle Madow
Series: The Elementals #1
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, 
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.

 About the Author

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.
To chat with Michelle and other fans about her books, join Michelle Madow's Street Team on Facebook!

My Review of The Elementals: The Book of Prophecy
Michelle Madow has really created something that every fantasy fan will enjoy. The comparisons to Percy Jackson and Secret Circle are extremely accurate. Greek Mythology plays a large part in the storyline for our group of “Elementals” as does the use of magic. Even though this book is only the start of the group’s epic quest, it was still packed with action.

The only problem I had with the story was the love interest between Blake and Nicole. I am just not sure how to feel about Blake and I distrust his intentions simply because he will not do the right thing by Nicole or Danielle in my honest opinion. I hope we get more of the story in the next installment, and maybe get a better feel for his character. 

The group seems to bond together once they receive their abilities, and work together to follow a scavenger hunt of clues to prepare them for the journey ahead of them. While they do go up against a few big bads, I have a feeling that we are looking for bigger baddies next time around as their journey is only beginning. I really like Nicole and Kat the most and hope that their friendship continues as they work through whatever the world may throw at them. 

I have been a fan of Michelle Madow’s since she first released her first novel, Remembrance.  I love that she branched out with a series based with a background in Greek Mythology. As Greek Mythology is a personal favorite of mine, and I hope it plays an even bigger part in Book 2, Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**

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