Jan 30, 2013

Book Review: Elemental: The First

Just who is Halíka Dacomé?

To Rose Frost, moving house 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. 

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Rose would like nothing more then to be an ordinary teenager.  Even though she has had to attend a lot of schools because her family moves a lot due to her father's job, she has learned the art of making friends easily.  And she likes shopping, music, and parties just like any girl her age but she does have to conceal the fact that she can heal.  

This last move is different however.  Her father has taken a job overseas and Rose is going to staywith her grandmother Daisy.  She does have friends there as she used to visit Daisy every summer but this is the first time away from her family.  And now her gift keeps wanting to pop out and join the show.  And her dreams are turning into nightmares.

I really enjoyed the character of Rose.  She is so much the typical teenager that she is easy to relate too.  The other two characters who feature predominantly are Morgan and Aiden are also well drawn out.  In fact all of the character are so well done that they seem to jump off the pages.  The dialogue is such that one might hear anytime teenagers get together and the pacing is spot on.  

This book is just incredible.  ELEMENTAL: THE FIRST is so good that I am almost speechless.  This book has to be one the best young adults that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.  Ms. May has spun a story with just the right mix of mystery, intrigue, danger, dreams, friendship and romance.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the young adult genre.  I would run to your nearest book seller to pick up a copy.  I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.  I rate 

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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