Elemental: The First

Elemental The First Just who is Hal ka Dacom To Rose Frost moving house every six months is normal Another town here another school there her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing But everything changes when her pa

  • Title: Elemental: The First
  • Author: Alexandra May
  • ISBN: 2940011454899
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Nook
  • Just who is Hal ka Dacom To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal Another town here, another 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 hiJust who is Hal ka Dacom To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal Another town here, another 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 Hal ka Dacom , but are they visions or messages from the future She starts her own investigation but encounters questions than answers Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire doesn t help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain.Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire Or did he For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realises 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 Hal ka Dacom is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.

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    1. I received this book to read and review from Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! First off, the things I liked about it:It was an adequate length.The character of Aidan was like a real living breathing person. He had his faults but he could be kind too. The concept this story's based on is definitely something unique.What I didn't like about it is a lot more. I floundered for at least the first half, trying very hard to keep reading. Rose seemed too gullible for a person who's suppo [...]

    2. I received this book as a part of R2R.This book was really interesting. It took a little too long for me to get into I think. Had I not had this to review, I might have stopped reading and missed a really good story. Additionally, at the beginning I think the author had a tendency to over describe things that weren’t really necessary to the story which made it drag on. But once we into the meat of the story, I couldn’t stop reading. I didn’t like Rose very much in the beginning or understa [...]

    3. My book of the year for 2011. This is original and different and for all intents starts as a good book about a gifted girl. But nothing is as it seems! Rose is taught from an early age not to trust anyone and also not draw any attention to her mysterious gift. With the help of her family she goes through childhood believing she's ordinary but with something extra. Her father has a dangerous job so secrecy is paramount. They often have to move home quickly, to new locations, because bad people ar [...]

    4. I received this book from an R2R. It was different than I expected. The heroine was certainly not weak. It actually reminded me of the old Caroline Keene books, the mystic Ball, or other ones like that. It begins with a prologue that explains the story basically and then the rest of the book is the girl trying to gather the clues and uncover, well, I'd like to say who she is, but she's actually looking for missing persons. She doesn't have the slightest idea that she's the super duper chick in s [...]

    5. In theory, this book had great potential. In practice, it was incredibly frustrating. The world May set up was interesting and unusual. Rose's story was suspenseful and will probably grow to be quite impressive.However, there were some major issues, particularly in characterization. Most of the time I can get a pretty good feel for characters, but I had no clue about Rose. Honestly, I'm not quite sure the author did either. Rose contradicted herself multiple times in the story about her feelings [...]

    6. Again thanks to my favorite group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on , Read to Review, and to Kay with all the hard work that goes into this program!This is a tough book for me to review I have very mixed up feelings about it but I am giving it 3.5 stars because if I feel this strongly about it I must have really liked it.First of all this is not my typical genre, this is more sci-fi than paranormal in my opinion. And second of all this is my constructive opinion I don't like to [...]

    7. This is the complete review as it appears on my blog. Note that any links in my blog review are not reproduced hereTE: SPOILERS!This novel was awful! It's one I've had on the list for some time, and I kept putting it off despite the fact that I’d read the first couple of chapters of it. Now I know why I kept putting it off: the novel is a complete mess with no appealing features whatsoever, and I guess I realized this on some level from what I first read. It’s set in England in the county of [...]

    8. Rose Frost has had a difficult childhood moving from place to place due to the demands of her father’s job – and it has only been exacerbated by her odd gift, a gift she doesn’t understand and has scared her in the past.Her father’s job has now lead her to live with her grandmother, Daisy, while her family move abroad. Long estranged from the family, Rose remembers little about Daisy’s home in Warminster, Wiltshire but quickly re-establishes the few old friends she has in the areaBut p [...]

    9. I would like to thank the PNR&UFF group on and the author for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is Alexandra May's debut and I am glad I found another new and talented author. I really didn't know what to expect from it. I was pretty much sure about one thing though - I love the cover. However I am not the type of person that judges a book by the cover, yet I must admit a good cover always seems to catch my eye.The plot is centered around Rose Frost, who ha [...]

    10. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/Thanks to Netgalley and Pauma Publishing for giving me this book to review. Rose Frost is use to moving house every few months, so when she go to live with her Grandmother, it is not too bad, especially as she has childhood friends from her holidays here. With people disappearing, Rose and her friends must discover who is behind it and who she should trust. However, Rose has a gift which must be kept secret, but is it somehow linked to H [...]

    11. I think this book had great potential, the story line was original and like never i ever read before. Many times i caught myself thinking, hmm this is interesting but in overall it was just so frustrating!!!My major issues were the characters, i couldn't connect with them at all. If i did in one particularly scene, it would appear another moment and i would be likeAnd i got to say, especially regarding to Rose, she contradicted herself constantly,to a point i just didn't know what her feeling we [...]

    12. Sorry, I'm done with this one. I don't like the writing, there's too much description for me, and nonsense that's not needed, statements and actions that are contradictory to each other and I feel the dialogue is stilted. So, not for me. I've spent two days trying to get to 18%And I'm raging because I really like the sound of this series. Even the second book sounds really good.

    13. This book was kind of confusing to read and even harder to review. I liked so many elements of the book, such as the characters, the setting, the supernatural conflict, the love triangle, the romance, the secrets, etc. Basically, I loved the story. I even liked the writing and found the book to be free of errors, so that isn’t why I rated it low. I didn't like the way the story was told as a whole. I liked all the scenes, but I felt like this book was a disjointed puzzle. Each piece of the puz [...]

    14. The story was about a girl named Rose who seemed like a normal teenager at first only she wasn’t. Rose had an ability she was not allowed to share with anybody outside her family. She could heal people. Her gift seemed great at first until she found out that her gift could also harm or even kill.Moving in with her grandmother Daisy at Warminster had been good at first. After a while she started hearing about people disappearing. One of her friend’s father disappeared as well and that’s whe [...]

    15. Thanks Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics for giving me the chance to read and review this book. Alexandra May has created a unique basis for a series with a different twist of paranormal. Lots of potential for interesting things to happen here. As the first book of a series though I thought it should provide a bit more backstory or foundation for the next books to build on. I liked the interwoven histories but think more would provide a stronger base. As a girl that has been uproot [...]

    16. While Elemental has some common cliches often found in YA paranormal stories, it's still a decent read. I didn't care for the main character or the love triangle, but I liked the setting and some of the supporting characters. Also, a small thing I noticed is that a lot of the story feels like a setup for the next book - there weren't as many plot developments as I would've liked in this.My problem with the main character, Rose, is that she's too naive. One part that annoyed me was when her frien [...]

    17. Readers of Elemental: The First will quickly find themselves engrossed into the world of Rose Frost as she struggles with what many teens (and honestly, most adults) are dealing with – finding out where she belongs. After a lifetime of moving from place to place, Rose is separated from her parents and older sister when she is sent to live with her grandmother, Daisy, in the small town of Warminster in Westshire, England. From the beginning of the story, the reader is drawn into the emotions of [...]

    18. This story follows a 16 year old Rose as she moves to the middle of no-where England, just shy of Stonehenge area. She's a special girl with some unique gifts that she must keep secret - so secret that her life, and the lives of those she cares about depends on it. She moves in with her estranged grandmother Daisy, and this is where the story takes place.First of all, the book was original, which is a big plus for me as everything seems to be repeating itself lately! I liked the setting, and the [...]

    19. I wanted to like this. I thought I would, but it was both too generic and too different. For instance, there was the now-requisite potential love triangle; both male interests were "beautifully sculpted", "enticing" or "any model's envy". (Yes, the wording edged towards bad romance at times.) One was dark-haired, one was blond; one was the town bad boy, another the golden boy. Both are strangely enthralling to Rose but obviously she can only have one.The whole idea of Elementals was interesting, [...]

    20. This was a great book but there were a few if-y's there that brought it down to 4 stars. And there was that cliffhanger at the end that was a cliffhanger but wasn't as much as it should've been. I didn't really get the ARGH feeling when there's a really good cliffhanger that makes me cry because the next one isn't out yet (I'm exaggerating.a bit). Because we knew more than Rose, it was kind of annoying to see that she couldn't pick anything up and to see her struggles as she tries to figure ever [...]

    21. I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.I liked this book but didn't love it. It is about a pretty normal girl, called Rose Frost, with a special gift. Altough the prologue already gives you the idea there may be much more to her. Then the story starts with the fact that Rose has to move to live with her grandmother, while her parents do some special research in the middle east. Rose lives a pretty normal live and the story starts out a bit slow. She makes new friends, adapts to [...]

    22. 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 [...]

    23. Rose is a normal teenager who moves in to live with her grandmother in the hopes of staying safe. A great power exists in the hopes of killing the elemental before her power fully comes into being. Will the ancient darkness overtake the light? Or will the light prevail banishing the darkness back to its hole?As Rose wanders through life trying to be a normal teenager while avoiding car chases, fires, murderers and finally figuring out what her gift really means and was meant to do, can she help [...]

    24. The premise of this book had such great promise. However, it wasn't explained well and the events in this book were so disjointed it was hard to follow. It seemed like May wrote each event separately then tried to piece them all together at the end. I never felt like I got a good explanation of the history of Halika Dacome. There were several pieces strung together throughout the book, but even put together, they lacked consistency and a whole story.I did receive this as an ARC, which was appare [...]

    25. What can I say first about this book well you know when you’re reading a good book and you don't stop till you reach the end, that's what this book was for me. And then you reach the end you and you want the next book right NOW. Searching you find that it’s not released yet and you curse under your breath. Well that's what happened when I finished this book. LOLIt is written well I really liked Alexandra May writing; it flowed and was easy to read. I will read anything she writes at this poi [...]

    26. Thank you to NetGalley and Pauma Publishing for a copy of "Elemental: The First".Elemental was a good first book. The idea of the story itself is rather interesting. A young girl who is destined to inherit powers and abilities that she is only now just discovering about. Even though this is a first book in a series. It almost felt to me that the whole book was a Prologue. It was a perfect set up, for the sereies to really start. Maybe that is just me and my expectations. I felt like we spent the [...]

    27. Rose grew up knowing she was different, taught not to trust easily and conceal a very special gift. Her family always had to move for safety, reasons she always thought had to do with her dad's top secret job. Split from her family she moves in with her grandmother. Getting reacquainted with childhood friends from summers at her grandmothers and new ones too she's never really sure who to trust. Rose doesn't realize she's at the very center of everything going on around her but isn't afraid to j [...]

    28. The book was an enchanting read. Being the beginning of what looks to be a must read saga, I was immediately drawn into the evolution of the story in the Prologue. I knew this would be an interesting read. I like epic narrative types of books to keep me looking forward to the next one in the series.Elemental: The First exceeded my requirements in this regard, and for those who like reading books in series, I would definitely recommend this book.I was perplexed at first by 16 year old Rose, an in [...]

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