Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway- ELEMENTALS: The Property of Shadows Bk 1 by Michelle Madow

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
ISBN: 2940152448849

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.

Michelle Madow has been an author that I've followed since her first book, Remembrance. Her writing has always been one that I know will give me the escape I so desire for. The first book in the Elementals series certainly wasn't my favorite but I still liked it. Sure, there were some things that truly bugged the living crap outta me. Cliches, anyone? Anyways, for the most part I was interested and entertained. That's really what it's all about. 

Nicole, our protagonist, is in for a huge surprise when she and her family move from Georgia to Salem. New state. New school. New classes. All this means somethings up. This is when it starts getting kind of predictable a cliché. Nicole finds out that she's not human, the boy she likes has a girlfriend, who just so happens to be a bitch, and of course Nicole, can pretty much do no wrong. I like for there to be character growth and slow burn when it comes to romance. 

I'm not one for insta-love and I feel like we got that with this story. But, it's okay because I think the book shows lots of promise and the only way to go is up from here. I truly think readers will flock to this story and fall in love. Some readers, like me, can be overly picky at times. Alas, I do look forward to reading the second book to see where Nicole and gang end up. I can definitely learn to love them. 

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy 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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