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Elemental Magic (Elemental Magic #1)

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Aileen Donovan is an oceanographer with magical control over the element of water. While her normal focus is on research and fighting poachers, she’s about to go up against the stuff of legends—and that’s saying something for a supernatural.

A transport ship is missing and everyone’s eager to get their hands on the cargo. No one knows what exactly it is, but when fragments...more
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Published November 19th 2011 by Angela Wallace
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Stacy
Just got done reading “Elemental Magic” by Angela Wallace, which she sent to me as an ebook. If you are a fan of element bending like in “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” you’ll find a lot to like here, as I did.

The protagonist Aileen has supernatural abilities – she is able to manipulate water in order to help sea creatures and others. There are other “elementals” in the world, able to work with fire, air, and earth. As members of the Stewardship, these elementals are tasked with protecting the ea...more
Kerry Vaughan
Elemental Magic is a beautiful blend of mystery, suspense and the supernatural. From the first chapter the story and characters grabbed me and held on to last page. I love the added mythology of the sea, as much as I enjoy reading about vampires and werewolves it's a refreshing change, can't wait for the next book.
Katie Mercer
I was sent an e-book copy of Elemental Magic by Angela Wallace and I was pretty excited for similar reasons to why I was excited to read Seanan McGuires Discount Armageddon - both authors are taking a slightly different angle to the traditional UF read - McGuire threw in cryptozoology and Wallace threw in elemental manipulation. Most of the other books I've read that use elementals as a theme are more traditional sci-fi/fantasy/historical, so it was interesting to see it from a more 'modern' ang...more
Daniela
First off, ignore the cheesy cover art. My biggest concern with the cover is that it portrays a teen, whereas Aileen Donovan is actually 26. I think it takes away from the intelligence of the novel and makes it look like another addition to the lame teen genre, when honestly, it’s not.

The novel is a little short, especially for the first in a series. That’s my way of saying; I wish the novel had more of back story about the four types of elementals- water, fire, air, earth. Also, about their phi...more
Kris
I received this as an ebook from the author herself. Elemental magic had me from page 1! I love paranormal and anything that involves the ocean, so I was intrigued by the write up on Goodreads.com. Aileen is an oceanographer who works at a research facility with family and other elemental users. Their element is water and they know how to use it! Elemental Magic has mystery, intrigue and even a love story all exquisitely rolled into one. The author has a magical way with words and I could envisi...more
Stacy
May 18, 2012 Stacy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I receives this book in ebook format from the author. This book caught me from the very first page. Aileen is a Water Elemental who doesn't get along with the animals in her element. She is asked to help with locating a lost transport ship from the coast guard. This leads to a mystery of what the ship was carrying and what happened to it. I enjoyed the love story between Aileen and Colin to me it was more of a subplot that happened while the main plot of the book was unfolding. I really enjoyed...more
Diana Murdock
I love, love, love all things paranormal. Mainly because I believe there is way more to this universe and its energies than most people give recognition to. That being said, Ms. Wallace could have gone overboard with the manipulation of elements and the character's special powers, but she didn't. By letting my imagination run along side of the novel, I could see this happening in our world - if we were fortunate enough to see it, that is. The events that take place and the "elemental powers" tha...more
Hannah
This is the first book I got using the free giveaway part of this website, and to be honest I was expecting some rinky-dink trial book. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this book and I was aching for more! This book was excellent! I love mythology so all the sea creatures were very interesting to me. It's a book in a category all of its own and I'm excited to obtain the next book. Do you offer a giveaway for the next book in this series? Or is there a way I can buy it?
Katy Hulme
Not usually a reader of paranormal romance/urban fantasy fiction, I picked this one up because I'm a huge fan of Angela's blog, and knew that if her writing there was anything to go by, then this would be well worth the read. I wasn't disappointed.

With likeable characters, a kick ass story line, and well-written prose, it was hard to put down. The book had me in suspense from the get-go and I now wait in anticipation of the rest of the books in the series.
Melissa
This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on August 4 2012


This is another book I've had for a while that I really wish I had gotten to sooner.

The first thing that caught my attention is the fact that there are two Charmed references within the first two pages. If you're a long time reader here at Melissa's Midnight Musings, you know that I LOVE Charmed. It's my all time favorite show. So that set the tone for me, and got me thinking, "this is going to be an awesome book."

I...more
Stephm
This book was great. The author introduces us to Aileen, who is a water elemental. Aileen is trying to finish her apprenticeship when she gets called in to offer her insight to a lost transport ship. Once they find the bodies and ship, Aileen and her family (who are also water elementals) realize that there is something different about this case. Along for the ride is US Coast Guard Colin Benson (Aileen's love interest, she doesn't realize it at first). This book doesn't just look at the investi...more
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I finished Elemental Magic in less than two days and enjoyed every moment. Getting a shiner from an attempted kiss by a sea lion and dealing with poachers and pollution threats are all in a day's work for Aileen Donovan, her brother Keenan, their father and their co-workers. Facing a greedy maniac who wants to salvage the cargo on his sunken ship and dealing with a sea monster that was believed to be extinct, is not so much part of everyday life.

This gripping page-turner is written in such a co...more
Sheila
When I got Elemental Magic, I thought it was a YA story. Boy, was I surprised to find out it not and I'm wondering why I thought that. It's a paranormal, a mystery, a romance. I loved it! I liked how Greek mythology is part of the story and is told through the characters as they try to solve the mystery of what is sinking ships off the coast of Washington. As Aileen and her brother, Keenan, hide their supernatural powers from the Coast Guard officer, Colin, they work on solving the mystery. Alon...more
Lisa
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway, and am very happy that I did.

It is a great, fun read. I found the characters enjoyable, and, although they can wield water (I kept picturing Katara's movements and water manipulation from Avatar: The Last Airbender) they were all believable, and likable. I quickly liked all of the characters, and very quickly became interested in Aileen and Colin's relationship. The story is well done. Not too complicated, with more focus on characters than on creati...more
Audrey Cawthorpe
A big thank you to the author for an ebook copy of her novel. This book is a nice light read (not light subject wise but in that you could take it with you and read it over a weekend). There is lots of interesting little tidbits about a secret world and mythology we as humans know nothing about. We also get introduced to the characters and get a feel for them without a big in-depth back story, or chapters and chapters at the beginning getting to know them (which in my opinion can often start a b...more
Jennifer R  Ricketts
The author graciously gave me a free copy of her book for my Kindle for review. I was pleasantly surprised by the story--after so many books have come out lately where the main character possesses some type of supernatural power, I was excited to read about a girl who can control the element of water. This was something different and fresh for me to read.

The main character, Aileen Donovan, is an elemental with control over water. There are other people who also can control water as well as peop...more
Susan Ashcraft
Aileen Donovan isn't just a research scientist at the Undina Reasearch Center in Westport Washington who happens to be attractive and available. Nor is she just Seamus' daughter nor just Keenan's sister. She is an elemental, a supernatural being tasked with caring for the earth and its animals.

Aileen is a water elemental and as such she has learned how to harness her powers to use the water but she is still an apprentice and it certainly doesn't help that the very animals she is tasked to protec...more
Nancy The book junkie
I had the chance to get a ebook copy of this book by the author herself, so first thank you to Angela Wallace and thumbs up for publishing this amazing novel all by yourself!

I have to admit that i didn't have expectations when i started reading this book. Ther storyline seemed full of promises but with so many story about magic, elements and all it's hard to find real original storyline. I have to say Angela Wallace delivered an amazing story and more!

I was hooked after only the first chapter. I...more
Melodie
Aileen Donovan is special. She is what is known as an Elemental, one of a chosen group of people called Stewards. They are chosen by God to protect the Earth and all it's flora and fauna.The element that she controls and protects is water and all it's inhabitants.Except that water's creatures don't exactly like her much.
When the sea starts acting up, ships start sinking and the bodies start piling up.Aileen and her family, along with a friendly(and sexy)Coast Guard officer start putting togeth...more
Ian
3.5 Stars

Aileen is a water elemental whose job is to protect the oceans. After a ship mysteriously sinks taking with it the entire crew and the cargo, mysterious things start happening in her small coastal community. When people come into contact with a strange coral like substance found on the body of one of the sailors, they seem to go insane.

Adding to her troubles, an evil alchemist is determined to get the cargo for himself and he's decided that she is in the way.

Together with Colin, a sai...more
Kassandra
Elemental Magic was a fresh and new read. I was introduced to the world of Elementals. Before I had never read any books where characters possess a connection to Earth Elements.

It offered the right amount of mystery and romance. There were so many likable characters. I really liked Keenan and Colin. They were both great guys.

The romance between Colin and Aileen was very sweet. Colin’s actions and words demonstrated his true feelings toward Aileen.

The best trait that I liked about Colin was his c...more
Jennifer Wells
The premise of Elemental Magic sounds intriguing, and I’m happy to say it doesn’t disappoint!

Aileen is a water elemental still honing her powers. Suddenly, she is put to the test when a ship laden with mysterious cargo goes missing, a sea dragon attacks, and she joins her friends and family in a race against a dangerous alchemist to find the missing cargo.

Plenty of magic keeps the story moving at a rapid pace. The addition of creatures like mermaids, nereids, and sea dragons keeps the reader wo...more
Jenny Franklin
I was sent an e-book copy of Elemental Magic by Angela Wallace and I was pretty excited to read it for a few reasons. I am a big fan of books that have anything to do with paranormal and mythology. To have a book that was both, was really exciting. The author did a great job at getting you hooked into the story and it was easy to imagine everything going on. It was a nice change for it to be about Elementals, instead of the usual vampires and werewolves (altho I do like those as well) it was jus...more
Sylvie
I had the pleasure to receive this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I liked it very much. Especially the fact that from the outside the Elemental are just like us.

I liked the fact that Aileen is not just heroic. She's human. She makes mistake, she's insecure, she can have strong feelings, etc.

I also liked the Elemental aspect. Their culture and history, past and present are very interesting.

I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and I hope to learn more about Aileen's m...more
Raven
I really enjoyed the story. It has a supernatural plot, but it is not the normal supernatural story. The characters are Elementals. They control what connects with their Element. The elements correspond with Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. According to the story, the Elementals were created by God. Although the views of the author differ from my beliefs, I still found the story enjoyable and was caught up trying to solve the mystery within the story. I enjoyed the twists the plot took. It is a fair...more
David Fournier
Apr 29, 2012 David Fournier rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young teens and up.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It had the right balance of mystery, suspense, romance, and the paranormal. Angela Wallace did an excellent job of making the characters seen like normal every day people, not super-heroes/villans like some authors tend to do in their stories.

I recommend this to everyone from young teen and up. And plan to read the next book in the series "Dry Spell".

Thanks Angela.
Jasmin
May 26, 2012 Jasmin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


This was a great book. I loved the characters and the way that they were written. The way that scientist were the elementals at the same time was very clever. The romance was during all the chaos was a great addition to the story line and the book as a whole. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a next favorite. And I can't wait to read the next in the series.
Rita
Received this book from the author in ebook format and am glad I had the chance to read it. The characters and story were well written. If you like Young Adult and/or Paranormal novels you should really think of this as a next read. You will not feel disappointed by reading this book leaves you aching to read more. I for one can not wait to read book 2 in the series.
Rebecca
I loved the blending mythologies in this book. Cetus, the Nereids, Elementals and Alchemists mixed all together with a few other magical elements to create a fun, fast-paced ride on the coast! Aileen is a very real character who often lets her own feelings and desires get the best of her, and the relationships between the cast of characters is great.
Monica-Marie Vincent
From the moment I started this book, I was swept up in a tidal wave of the story. Angela Wallace's Elemental world was easy to lose myself in because she made it such an integral part of this world we currently live in. I can't wait to read the sequel Dry Spell when it comes out this summer! I say pack your boats to get in on this story!
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