"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Buzz-Worthy Review for Elemental by Emily White

Elemental by Emily White
Release Date: (Today!!!) 5/1/2012 
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press 
Age Group: YA 
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

(from Goodreads)

"Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should. 

But she wants to. 

For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner on an interstellar starship. 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 have to be honest, I had absolutely no idea as to what to expect from Elemental!
But this greatly intrigued me...

"Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground
with her mind
doesn't mean she should."

For the last 10 years, Ella has been imprisoned on a ship since she was 7 years old. Why would a child be locked up in total darkness in an empty metal room from all of civilization for so long?
And, after all these years, why has the ship landed? And where is this mysterious voice coming from urging her to take this opportunity to escape... Ella thinks twice before running - what if it's a trick? Where will she go? But the urge to finally put this nightmare behind her, to be free from the darkness, to go find the boy with the green eyes - her only memory - wins. She is blinded by the smallest beam of light, the sun feels like it's scorching her skin, she is weak from being underfed - she has her doubts and fears, but she is determined to get away and rather die than go back.
Within minutes of her escape, she meets Meir. A kind stranger who instantly takes on a fatherly protective role to Ella. At first I was a bit put off on how Ella and Meir connected so quickly, but once you learn Meir's story and realize how badly Ella is craving to connect to someone, anyone, it completely makes sense.

Ella's escape, even with Meir's help, is not easy. Nothing comes easy for Ella at all throughout this whole book. The story flows quickly, which is a wonderful thing. As you can see, the reader is thrown right in with Ella. We are asking questions and finding things out right alongside her. Ella doesn't remember anything from her past. She is unfamiliar with what is going on around her - what is going on in the galaxy, the different politics, religions - it's all so amazing! I have to honestly say that all of this does remind me of Star Wars a bit! And that's all the sci-fi I know, lol!

As the story moves along, the mystery starts to unfold - we find out more about Ella, she's a faerie who is capable of controlling wind and fire. We also learn where she comes from, why no one was able to find her, who her enemies are, and who are on her side.
And most importantly, we meet the mystery boy with the green eyes - the only memory that she has been clinging to for all these years was truly a memory and not a dream - and his name is Cailen.

The ending is amazing! Yes, a lot of questions do get answered, but we're left with a few and with a small cliffhanger too! Which is amazing and was so perfectly well written! I can honestly say that this is one of those rare books were you are satisfied just enough to be able to wait a bit for that next book to be released!

The only reason why I didn't give Elemental 5 bees is because of my weak stomach and running imagination during 2 or 3 scenes! One of these scenes being... {shivers!} if you can handle bugs creepy crawling all over you, peeling and eating off your skin - then this is definitely a solid 5 bee book :)

Fae the sequel to Elemental is to be released by in 2013.

Stay tuned for Elemental Book Blast Post and Giveaway!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy reading :)

1 comment:

  1. *shivers* bugs???? Oh I totally get what you mean!! But, your review is really awesome and I love a good SciFi!! Haven't read a review of this book before but I liked yours!! Thanks for sharing!


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