Thursday, December 27, 2012

Elemental: The First by Alexandra May

Just who is Halika Dacome?
To Rose Frost, moving every six months is normal. Another new town here, another new school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays — except now she must hide a precious secret from everyone, a gift from birth that defies modern day science.

Her dreams become riddled with a warrior woman called Halika Dacome, but are they visions or messages from the future? She starts her own investigation but encounters more questions than answers. Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire, England, doesn’t help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge.

Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotizing blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire. Or did he?

For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realizes that despite assurances people are not always what they seem. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halika Dacome is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.

I give this one 4 stars. I liked the story and it seemed to flow pretty well. It didn't grab my attention in the first few chapters, but I was hooked mid way through. I was eager to see how the story would unfold, but it seemed to do so slowly. It did all come together in the end and it did leave me wondering how long I will have to wait for the next one. This one wasn't a quick read for me, but it was good and well worth my time.

Buy Elemental: The First here
Alexandra May's website

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