Wednesday, September 21, 2011


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

      CURRENTLY READING?              FINISH READING?              YOU'LL READ NEXT?

 The Summer I Turned Pretty         Elemental: The First                    Unearthly
             Jenny Han                          Alexandra May                      Cynthia Hand

Sunday, September 11, 2011


"I was running through a forest, above me the wind fiercely crashed branch, twig and leaf. My body moved fluidly as I ran. Jumping over fallen boughs and ducking under low branches.

My candescent white glow shone under the thin clothes I wore, my urgency was sparking the intense light from within. The white light bounced off the forest floor and guided the way. I was my own illuminated beacon, and I had no use for torches or flashlights.

I had to hurry, there was no time left. They needed me and I could hear them, frightened and scared."

There's more to 16 year old Rose Frost, than just fitting in with the crowd, girly friendships and dating boys. When Rose's parents go away on business overseas, she is left in the care of her grandmother in Warminster, Southern England. As Rose rekindles childhood friendships, she soon finds out that strange things have been happening that the townspeople won't speak of. What is the connection between the missing people, the old monk priory and some strange looking crystals? Rose and her friends try to uncover the truth. But for Rose, the truth may be harder to accept than she thinks.
- From Goodreads
Title: Elemental: The First (Primord #1)
Author: Alexandra May
Pages: 340
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Pauma Publishing
Received for review from Pauma Publishing.

After practically living beside my mailbox for weeks, I finally had Elemental: The First in my hands. Excited as I was, I hurried back home, opened the book and started to read. Alexandra May had me sucked into her story already at the first few pages and I knew right away that this was a book I would enjoy. The book had some few slow parts here and there, but when I reached the middle of the book, I could not put it down.

The characters were enjoyable, especially Daisy. She really isn’t the stereotypical grandmother we so often hear about. Rose and Morgan were lovely together and I found Morgan’s story truly heartbreaking. I literally gasped out in shock when I found out what had happened in his past.

Elemental: The First had such a strong and intense ending. I was so into everything that happened that I didn’t even notice I was reading a book until there was nothing left to be read. I was so not prepared for that major cliffhanger. It really shouldn’t be allowed to end a book like that! I need to know what’s going to happen next! How can I sleep or eat with such strong cravings for the sequel?

I am so excited for the next book in the Primord series. Elemental: The First had a lot of information and history that had to be told for us to understand everything that was going on, but now that that’s been told, there’s not much left than an epic adventure filled with loads of action and surprises. I have a feeling this series will get better and better for each book and who doesn’t love that?!