Elementals by Michelle Madow

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Nicole is a fabulous heroine!

Description from Goodreads:

Witches are real. They’re descendants of the Greek gods.

Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods… but she doesn’t know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole and four others — including mysterious bad-boy Blake — are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect — it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes, it’s up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town… and possibly the world.

The cover of Michelle Madow's Elementals

A fabulous, new fantasy world

Review by Katy Haye:

The premise of Elementals: Prophecy of Shadows (that witches exist and are the descendents of the Greek Gods) is a big ask in suspending disbelief, but Michelle Madow made a confident start and simply carried me into the world along with Nicole as she found out about her heritage.

Nicole was fabulous: strong and complex – and I loved how she reacted to her attraction to Blake. This wasn’t a stereotypical YA triangle. Nicole displayed strong morality and full accountability which was a refreshing change.

The world-building was lovely: detail was fascinating, and teased out so I discovered what I needed to know without being overwhelmed. Nicole herself was also well portrayed: she was neither overly credulous, nor obtusely resistent to what was going on.

And we are, perhaps, a little obsessed with endings at the Paisley Piranha – but endings are important. This is how to end a book that’s part of a series: I was fully involved and cared about the characters; one adventure was complete and resolved, but there’s clearly more to come – without making me dangle for the next. Beautifully done.

Like the sound of this? You can get a copy of Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows for FREE. Sign up to be sent a copy at Michelle’s website.

Katy Haye writes fast-paced fantasy for YA readers. Check out The Last Gatekeeper (you can read it for FREE right now!) and Rising Tides.

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