Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Elemental" by Emily White


SERIES: Auri #1

PUBLISHER: Spencer Hill Press
GENRE: Sci-Fi/Dystopian
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should. But she wants to. For then years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories? Is Ella the prophesied Destructor... Or will she be the one who's destroyed?


I'm not a science fiction fan, it's simply a genre I don't particularly love to read about, but "Elemental" caught my attention from the beginning and, Sci-Fi or not, I knew I needed to read it.

The first part is what I really liked the most! Ella's fear, her weakness and her feeling uncomfortable was almost palpable, I felt terribly sad for her and so the connection was there immediately. Of course these traits remain a constant in Ella throughout all the book, but when the powerful skills she has inside emerge, something changes and you see that strong, dark side that wants to excel so bad and it totally intrigues you. Now, believe it or not, I wasn't intrigued by those green eyes at all... I tried, but I couldn't feel a thing for Cailen. Then I felt everything for Meir! (Can I have him, Emily?)

I got confused from species, planets and the political stuff all around. I'm not saying an introduction should have been done, I like to discover things in different moments, but perhaps in this case I would have preferred an explanation all together (at least of the main events), because I couldn't keep up with all the stuff involved in every chapter.

Lots of action, great powers and something you can't see coming at all... You should give this book a go!

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