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(Auri #1)

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  366 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
Night has fallen across the galaxy and Fire rages, uncontrolled.

An army marches, killing in the name of their god.

A forgotten girl sits alone in a dark cell aboard an interstellar prison ship, traveling through space, never stopping. Until one day.

Now the Destructor roams and a prophecy is fulfilled. But the one thing no one expected was that their longed-for savior just m
Paperback, 180 pages
Published June 5th 2011
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Nov 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, own
Ugh. Nope. Can't do this.
It's like watching a Star Trek episode blindfolded. In Chinese.
Daniel Cohen
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm calling it right now. Elemental is the beginning of the next big YA series. And here's why:

Does Elemental have a strong female voice that young women can admire?




Is it nauseating and cringe-worthy romance?

Heck no. I can safetly say that I could give a copy of Elemental to my guy friends without
fear of getting punched in the nose

Thorough world-building?

Double Triple Quadruple Check.

A kick-ass plot?

Check POW!

Seriously, this book is great and you should most definit
Apr 16, 2012 marked it as might-read
One question: where are her ears?
Kate Kaynak
Apr 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-ya
Elemental is a wonderful story--an original and haunting tale filled with deeper meaning that resonated in my heart. I'm looking forward to reading more books from Emily White.
Michelle Pickett
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tweens to Adult
Jacket Blurb
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. 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?

What I liked:

I loved this book! Emily White's debut novel is a bestseller waiting
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-books, arc-books
I would like to Thank Kate at Spencer Hill for sending me an ARC copy fo Elemental. When I first read the blurb and saw the book cover I was excited to read it. I knew I had read very limited books about about faeries, so I was excited to read this book. With that being said I have to say that the book and I did not connect. I tried very hard to keep reading it but I was so lost and confused. I think the problem is that I have never really read anything like this where you are in space on minute ...more
Mar 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I had a hard time picturing what was happening in many of the scenes in this story. Lots of potential but I felt lost far too often.
Danielle Ellison
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-books

Look out for this one, 2012.
Leslie and Elizabeth
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing, it will not disappoint. I'm greatly anticipating it's official release.~Elizabeth
Patricia Riley
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this one down! An absolutely fantastic story. Already itching to get my hands on Book 2!
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Elemental, by Emily White, has a very tantalizing, yet not overly detailed blurb, so I honestly did not know what to expect when I started this book. What I got was a very intriguing story that packs quite the punch and boom.

Ella has been held prisoner aboard Sho’ful, a starship in space, for ten years, until the day the ship mysteriously docks and she is able to escape. Free, but with nowhere to go, Ella ends up meeting a kind stranger, Meir, who protects her from her captors, the Mamood. Ella
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
All in all, Elemental is an engrossing story, with a unique plot line. Ella is an unlikely hero, and we get to experience with her while she becomes aware of who she is and what she can do. Destined to kill a god, having wings without knowing it and being able to control elements. These are all things that Ella had no idea about herself as she was imprisoned on a space ship.
It is quite a journey as she comes to grips with these things. And as new people come into her life, some that she can t
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
Characters: Ella's character grows with the story. She has been kept prisoner for 10 years, so when she finally escapes and is taken in by Meir, she relies heavily on him and has no choice but to trust him. But as the story unravels, she develops and becomes a very powerful and intelligent person that you will root for. Meir is the other character that stood out the most to me. He seems to always be prepared and aware of all things going on and a step ahead through most of the story. There are s ...more
Emily Blake
*An ARC was provided by Spencer Hill Press in exchange for an honest review*

This book has a bit of everything: romance, adventure, faeries, sci-fi, dysopian. Right up my ally :p

I think it was a pretty solid book. The idea was really good, the story line was really good, and the writing was really good. The idea really sticks out to me; it’s so original. I mean, who thinks of combining distopia with faeries? It’s ingenious! And the story line and writing just completed the whole thing, with great
Mar 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
The first thing that came to me when I saw this book was that it might be a little like Graceling. Ella can hurt people with her hands so my thoughts automatically went to Graceling. I could not have been more wrong.
This book is Sci-Fi with a capital S, another thing that I was wrong about because I though this would be more fantasy. Spaceships, intergalactic travel, and different species are just some of the ways that this book stays with the Sci-Fi genre. I am normally okay with that, but this
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
by: Emily White

My review:

She's different in all the aspects. Ella, that's her name; she has been held as a prisioner in Sho'ful for ten years. No one left Sho'ful- not until a voice tells Ella to open the door and leave... and she does it. Just as she escapes from that horror, all weak and alone she stumbles with a man that marks her life. Meir Groff, man with soft calming black eyes, long gray beard, born and looks of a Mamood but the heart and soul of another dimension , is the "trai
Ellz Readz
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
My thoughts...Elemental is a young adult story that is part science fiction, part paranormal, and the rest twisted love tale. I was pleasantly surprised at the pace in which the story moved, the complexity of the characters and the amount of world building done in just 180 short pages (ARC length).

In the beginning, readers meet Ella, who has spent the last 10 years of her life in a small cell guarded by beasts of the human and animal variety. The action begins immediately when she is mysterious
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
After reading the summary, I thought this book would be paranormal in nature so I signed up to read it. But it turned out to be sci-fi with religious undertones so I really didn't enjoy it. I need to stay away from sci-fi books.

There were too many different species (or was it religions? I couldn't figure it out) and worlds/planets for me to really grasp anything. I got confused reading it a lot, and that's not what I want to happen with a book.

I didn't like Ella. She seemed weak to me with nothi
May 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book made no fucking sense.
At all.
The whole entire time I'm all like 'what planet are we on?' and 'wait a second...we're in a ship?'. And if it wasn't those questions, then it was something like, 'What the hell is Mamood'?
This book was confusing from the very beginning and I honestly didn't understand a single freaking thing! Ella was so stupid sometimes, I wanted to elbow her in the face. Think about it. The girl mourned a stranger's death instead of her own father's death!! WHAT WIZARDR
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Dear Elemental, do you have any idea of how long I've been waiting for you? A whole year!! Yes, that long.
When I discovered this great book and asked Emily White for a review copy, she'd just been signed with Spencer Hill Press and unfortunately I had to wait until it was published. Two weeks ago the wait was finally over.
I admit I'm not into sci-fi at all, but this made it really enjoyable.
I have to confess that I really don't know if I should pity Ella for what she's been through or fear her f
Vic Caswell
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i really didn't want to give this book five stars, because i know (and love) the author, and i wanted to be impartial.
it deserves five stars.
the world-building alone deserves five stars, the driving pace, conflicted characters, and unique theme are just icing on the cake.
five very sparkly stars for you miss em.
you deserved every last one of them.
Darby Karchut
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
ELEMENTAL is an awesome debut novel! I really liked the way Emily White imbedded Jewish/Christian/Islamic elements into the story. Plus how can I not love angels who controls wind, air, and fire. Especially fire. I'm counting the days until the next book, FAE, comes out! Bravo to Emily White!
Dec 30, 2011 marked it as to-read
Sounds a bit like the book Shatter Me
Keshia Swaim
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An incredibly unique story. I loved the imagery and Ella as a MC. Full review at
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Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Mon avis en Français

My Englisg review

Voilà un roman et un auteur que je ne connaissais pas du tout avant de découvrir ce premier tome. C’est la première fois que je tente un livre sorti chez ADA (éditeur québéquois) et je me demandais comment serait le Français et j’avoue que je n’ai pas vu de grandes différences. Quand on voit le résumé d’ailleurs de cette version, on peut voir qu’il est très différent de l’anglais qui nous prépare à avoir un roman de science-fiction. J’avoue que j’ai donc
Stephanie Bibb
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'd been wanting to read this book for a while and finally got a chance to pick it up. Overall, I liked it. To me, it kind of read like one of those sci-fi movies where the graphics are just a bit cheesy... but you just have to stick around and see what happens next. "Elemental" did a great job of keeping me pulled into the story, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of magic with their space opera (having noticed it described as a space opera somewhere else, I think it fits). Bits ...more
Margie aka The Bumble Girl
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 urg
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