Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - EARTH by SHAUNA GRANGER - ELEMENTAL # 1

By: Shauna Granger
Published By : Self Pub
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital , 230 Pages

RATING: 4 JENSEN STARS!

Book Blurb : Goodreads

Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Shayna aka Shay, Jodi and Steven are Elemental’s. They have nicknames for each other. Terra = Shay as she is an Earth Mother. Fae = Jodi as she is an Air Elemental. Drake = Steven , who is Fire. There is a water Elemental, but we don’t meet this character.

Steven is fun, witty and oh so snappy with the makeup touch up, when a girl needs a little touch up in her day. Jodi isn’t as fun as Steven and Shayna appears to be like their leader. They can speak to each other in their heads. Love a bit of Jedi mojo.

The story has this group of three wanting to cast a spell, call forward a Guardian Angel to find the one guy that will treat their friend Tracy right. Tracy is in an abusive relationship with Nick, who is more than a jerk. He leaves bruises and hurts Tracy, but she is too weak to give this fool the flick. I know what I would be doing. He would firstly get a ‘stinky dead fish slap ‘ from me then.....

The story detours a bit from their plan as a set of twins arrive at their school , Ian and Jensen. Ian lays Nick out on the pavement , giving him a taste of his medicine back. We all know medicine doesn’t taste nice.

Meanwhile, Shay is having nightmares and waking up injured from them. She is seeing Jensen in her dreams. Animals are being sacrificed in the woods, which is looking like the wrong kind of magic, by the wrong kind of person, so a little mystery takes off in that direction.

We begin to wonder if Ian and Jensen are involved. Is the gorgeous Jensen a baddie?  I picked up they weren’t identical twins? Maybe I got that bit upside down. Shay always seemed to be able to tell them apart easily enough. 

Jensen and Ian are a bit mysterious and we see Jensen popping up where Shay is and letting her know he knows what she is. Poor Mike didn’t stand a chance. Awww, Mike was sweet.

The plot thickens and gets a bit darker with what the bad guy or guys are up to.

Shay takes it into her own hands to pull a Nancy Drew and get more information, she gets a bit too close to the source.

We have guardian angels, mystery, a Grimoire ( sounds like a creature but it is a Book of Shadows) , witches, hooded robed man, runes, some action scenes, dreams, sacrifices, light on the romance, and a cousin named........ and...... who knew Steven could look so smexi in his ...........

I enjoyed this first instalment in the Elemental series and look forward to reading Air and reading more about Team Jensen. But, is he a good boy or a bad boy?



Michelle

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