ELEMENTALS: THE WRATH OF THE FURY By Michelle Madow

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ELEMENTALS: THE WRATH OF THE FURY By Michelle MadowElementals: The Wrath of the Fury by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 2/23/17
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Young Adult
Pages: 36
Format: eBook
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ReviewedbyDani

Everything changed on the night of the Olympian Comet.

I’ve always known that I’m a witch. But I didn’t expect to discover that I have a mysterious power unheard of amongst my kind. My best friend Garrett — who I’ve secretly been wanting to become more than a friend — has one of these powers too.

We know something big is going on. But we didn’t realize that there are ancient creatures searching for us, and that they’ll kill us for what we are…

Short and Sweet

The Wrath of the Fury is a short story in the Elementals universe. In the book we meet new characters, Sydney, Garrett, and Kayla and these characters are in Las Vegas. Our characters are warned in the beginning not to go out because of how dangerous it might be but our characters go out anyway. Afterwards the characters run into some trouble and have decisions to make. I liked this short story a lot, it was fun to be back in the Elementals universe. There was action and even though it was short it was a great insight into the world. Sydney was a good character and was smart too I also liked her friends and I think it would be nice to see them in another book. This book was great and can be read before, during, or after reading the series.

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THE HANDS OF TIME By Michelle Madow

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THE HANDS OF TIME By Michelle MadowThe Hands of Time by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #5
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 11/2/16
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 288
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Months ago, Nicole Cassidy’s life was turned upside-down when she discovered that she was a witch descended from the Greek gods. She and the four other witches gifted with elemental powers fought all over the world—and in another dimension—to battle the supporters of the Titans and fight for the people they love.

Now the Elementals must stop Typhon—the most dangerous monster in the world—from rising, and seal the portal to the dangerous prison world of Kerberos. But they won’t be able to do that without facing their hardest decision yet… a sacrifice so great that it may be one they’re not willing to make.

Short and Sweet

Picking up right where we left off in the last book, Nicole has the chance to go back in time and fix her mistakes to save Blake’s life and Medusa’s head from being destroyed. Now her and the other Elementals have to finish their quest of stopping the Titans from rising.

My Thoughts

~ I loved this book but it was bittersweet. It’s the last book in the series, we lose a few characters, and sacrifices are made, but like all of the books they only get better and this was my favorite in the series.

~ When I started reading this book I had a few ideas about what I thought was going to happen but I was caught off guard by some of the twist. I don’t want to spoil anything but these twist were unexpected and I didn’t see anything coming.

~ The pace in this book was pretty fast. That being said I felt like some of the tasks the Elementals had to handle in the first half of the book were easy, but in the second half that’s when they had to deal with the bigger decisions that would impact their futures and lives.

~ I think the romance between characters in this book took a backseat mainly because they had bigger and better things to worry about and I didn’t really mind that.

~ This is hard for me to say but I did not like Nicole in this book. She was pretty selfish especially at the end. I mean I understand not wanting something to happen to your boyfriend but to act like someone else’s life isn’t as important just bothered me.

~ I loved Danielle, she seemed to be level-headed and always thought things through.

Overall

I loved watching these characters grow over these past five books and develop into the heroes they are now. This book was a crazy ride and left me speechless. It was a great ending to this series. I would recommend this series, these books aren’t long and you can just breeze through them. If you like mythology and witches and quest then pick this series up!

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THE PORTAL TO KERBEROS By Michelle Madow

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THE PORTAL TO KERBEROS By Michelle MadowThe Portal to Kerberos by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #4
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 9/10/16
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 270
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After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that’s filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?

Short and Sweet

The Portal to Kerberos starts right where the last book left. In this book we follow Nicole, Danielle, and Chris into Kerboros as they try to find Ethan and Blake, to save Blake and Medusa’s head.

My Thoughts

~ This book is such a roller coaster ride it’s fast paced and fun to read.

~ In Kerboros the team meets a new ally, Erebus the primordial deity of darkness.

~ It was interesting seeing how the elementals would adjust to being in Kerboros especially because their powers don’t work there.

~ The world building in this book was great, it was a step up from the previous book.

~ I think there was more of a bond between the three, especially after what they’ve been through.

~ We finally get to meet Apollo, which was nice I liked seeing Nicole’s interaction with him.

~ What really surprised me was Danielle and Erebus’ feelings for each other.

~ This was probably their most dangerous journey and I enjoyed being able to go with them. The writing makes it feel like you’re trekking through Kerboros with them.

Overall

The cliffhanger killed me, I just wanted more. I want the next book (which actually comes out soon). I would highly recommend this series, these books are action packed and fast paced. If you like mythology and action this series is for you. I recommend reading them in order they’ll make more sense that way!

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THE HEAD OF MEDUSA By Michelle Madow

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THE HEAD OF MEDUSA By Michelle MadowThe Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #3
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 6/22/16
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 278
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When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from the Titans, who would soon return to Earth.

Now her relationship with Blake -- the fire Elemental -- is finally heating up. But she must remain focused, because Typhon, one of the deadliest creatures in history, has escaped from the weakening prison world. Only one object can destroy him -- the head of Medusa herself.

Short and Sweet

The Elementals are back and with a whole new mission. The group has to stop Typhon’s Soul from reuniting from his body and the only way to stop this from happening is to find Medusa and get her head. With every choice the group makes they’re either saving the world or putting it in danger.

My Thoughts

~ In each book there’s more Greek mythology and it was interesting to learn more about each Greek figure the Elementals will encounter.

~ The romance between Nicole and Blake was definitely more prominent in this book. I really like their relationship and the little moments they shared especially when they support each other.

~ We get to see the group use their powers in more advanced ways, and it’s amazing to see how the group grows in each book.

~ My favorite thing about the books is seeing where the group will go they’re always going to different locations and its fun to see where they’ll end up next.

~ By the way I was trying to figure out who was on each book cover and then I realized that each characters element is behind them in the cover, super cool!

Overall

The Head of Medusa was fast paced, I finished it in one sitting. There were a lot of plot twist that I didn’t see coming, I’m looking forward to see what will happen in book four! These books are so much fun to read I love this series I would recommend the series!

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THE BLOOD OF HYDRA By Michelle Madow

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THE BLOOD OF HYDRA By Michelle MadowThe Blood of Hydra by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #2
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 4/18/16
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 215
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Finding out that her new school had her in a special homeroom for witches was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. It's a secret she needs to keep not only from the Head Elders, but from the super-sexy witch Blake, who she's had undeniable chemistry with even before he broke up with his long-term girlfriend, the vengeful witch Danielle.

Now Nicole and the four others gifted with powers over the elements, including Blake and Danielle, must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. Three magical items are needed, including the blood of the slain hydra - ingredients that they must journey to the dangerous, mystical islands in Greece to retrieve.

The monsters they face on this journey will be more threatening than anything they've encountered yet. But with the fate of the world on their shoulders, it's up to the Elementals to return home victorious. Will they find the ingredients they need? Can Nicole and her friends pull off this mission while the tension between her, Blake, and Danielle threatens to ruin everything? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

Short and Sweet

The Blood of Hydra begins where the Prophecy of Shadows left off. The Elementals have now learned how to use their powers which helps them especially because the portal between Earth and Kerberos has weakened. Monsters are now able to cross through the portal and Nicole and her friends must figure out how to send them back to Kerberos permanently. The group then has to go on a mission to find ingredients to make a weapon to deal with the monsters. The Elementals travel to Greece and during the mission the group meets a few friends and Gods along the way.

What I liked

-Seeing the Elementals grow and learn more about their powers.

-The group working as a team.

-Nicole ‘s archery skills.

-The adventure the Elementals go on.

-The new characters.

-The ending

What I didn’t like

– Nothing bothered me about this book. I think I may like it more than the first.

Overall

I thought this book was amazing! I really loved the story and the adventure we get to go on looking for this new weapon to send back the monsters from Kerberos. I also love the magic and mythology aspects its so different. There was also some intense scenes when going to the different islands for the ingredients to make the weapon. I can’t wait to read the third installment.

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THE PROPHECY OF SHADOWS By Michelle Madow

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THE PROPHECY OF SHADOWS By Michelle MadowThe Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #1
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on 1/26/16
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 199
Source: Publisher
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When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly ... she's apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers--and, to her dismay, by Blake--the school's notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle's wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect--it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it's up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town ... and possibly the world.

After Nicole Cassidy and her family move from Georgia to Salem she gets quite a shock on her first day of classes in her new school. When handed her schedule Nicole sees she’s been placed in all honors classes and feels it must be some kind of mistake but is told she won’t be able to change until the end of the day. When entering her homeroom a bomb is dropped on Nicole and she is told she’s a witch and so are the rest of the kids in her homeroom. 
One night her homeroom class meets at the teachers house to watch the Olympian Comet that only comes around every three thousand years.. The class has to break into groups of 5 people. Nichole’s group feels something strange and they are gifted with mysterious powers. These mysterious powers comes with a great price to pay. After learning that the group is now gifted with new powers they realize that with these new powers they have to go on a quest. I enjoyed the characters and the premise. The only thing I’m not so sure about is the relationship between Nicole and Blake I just don’t see it. Nicole was an enjoyable character I mean she was shocked about being a witch but she embraced it and she was a natural at using her newfound powers. The book was pretty predictable it was easy to find out clues on what would happen next, who would do what, and how things came together. There were a few times that I was genuinely caught off guard, particularly towards the ending and final climax of this story. Overall I enjoyed this book I liked how there was a mix between witches and Greek mythology it was interesting to see how the two intertwined. The book was shorter than I thought it was so I breezed through it. I definitely enjoyed the first installment in this new series and I can’t wait to see what happens in the book!

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