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Elemental Rush

(Elemental #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Eighteen-year-old Adam Gillman has trained for twelve years to earn a coveted spot on the Supreme Elemental’s elite sentry squad. His brother, Felix, is the commander, but Adam is still thrilled when his official assignment to serve Alexander Pederson comes.

He moves into nicer quarters and can stop getting up at four a.m. to complete his mandated workout time. He still ri
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Published May 19th 2014 by AEJ Creative Works
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Carol Riggs
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a short novella teaser to herald the rest of the series. It did a great job of introducing readers to the world of the Elementals and the main character’s dilemma. It ended on an unfinished note that leaves readers wanting to know more. The Elemental talents in the story are fascinating, and perhaps similar to the movie, The Last Airbender (earth, air, water, and fire). I’m curious to find out what will happen to Adam and his brother Felix, although I generally don’t read series (I ...more
Pat Raab
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alex's intentions are unclear and it looks as if Adam, now a fugitive, and the Outcasts are going to have to find a solution to the problems the world is facing. More politics than elemental magic at this stage. A little disappointing, from my point of view. ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great intro to the series. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Barb VanderWel
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Aviar Savijon
Gripping and adventurous I loved it.
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am approaching this novella with mixed feelings. On one hand as I have read other books by Elana Johnson I admit to having high expectations, on the other hand I don't usually enjoy this type of fantasy. So I'm looking forward to finding out what this one is like.

I purchased this novella from for the reasonable price of 77p. The cover is quite striking with the lightening strike in a moody looking sky. Would I pick this one up from a book store shelf? Yes
Sep 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-fantasy
This is a novella, kind of an introduction for Elemental Hunger. We learn about the world, and the injustice that we can find in it. How the people are segregated and obedience is required. We follow Adam as he is trying to hide his magic so he can follow in his brother's footsteps, and how he starts to see the problems around him and decides to start thinking by himself. It's short, but it works well as an introduction to the world, and since I recommend reading Elemental Hunger, I recommend to ...more
This novella (first in a series) is a little odd. It's the introduction to the world Johnson has created, but the world remains mostly a mystery. The narrative gives you enough to understand how the world works on a basic level, especially its government, but there's not much else. The main character is a little dry, as is the writing (probably because of the main character). The conflict is very easy to understand, yet I felt there was something missing. The story felt only half-way where it wa ...more
Dana Burkey
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was good, but nothing that had me dying to read more. I know it is the prequel to another book, so I think I will still give it a try since I got it free on Kindle also. It reminded me a lot of the last air bender, and I honestly do not really know where the story is going to go aside from a big war that will be all out and blah blah.... If I did not have the next book for free I would stop reading, but I guess I will give it a go soon enough.... Not a bad book....just nothing overly o ...more
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a thorough introduction into the world of Adam Gillman. As I started the book, I had a different expectation but I really ended up liking it. Adam has always followed and strived to emulate his older, very successful, brother. But as he rises in the ranks of the sentries, he learns that everyone is keeping secrets. This part one follows his story as he learns to think for himself and stand up for what he believes in.
This part one is short and doesn't have a very thorough story plot. Rea
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book as I needed something new to read and it was slow going in the beginning to get into but some novels are so I perservered. Adam and Felix had a strange relationship as although they were brothers, they really had nothing in common apart from joining up to be a sentry and you could tell that Adam idolised his brother. He changed his opinion very quickly once Felix's true colours were revealed and the pace did pick up after that but there was not enough action in this book to ...more
Medeia Sharif
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Adam is a young man in the middle of many problems. He’s hiding a secret power, is asked to do the wrong thing, and has to escape enemy attacks. The world of the Elementals, their powers, and all the intrigue between them was very exciting. The tension between the brothers, Adam and Felix, was amazing—familial dissonance and the confusion involved was another great layer in this action-packed novella. I'm glad I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Rachel Morgan
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
ELEMENTAL RUSH is a great introduction to Elana Johnson's futuristic fantasy world. We're introduced to Adam, a young man hiding his Elemental status while serving as a sentry to the Supremist, but about to find out that those he trusts and serves have been lying to him. With academies being destroyed and people being murdered, Adam winds up on the run as his world goes up in flames around him--and this novella is just the beginning. Bring on ELEMENTAL HUNGER! ...more
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a novella which is a prequel to Elemental Hunger. Elana creates the most interesting worlds in her books and I love the richness and depth to them. Her characters are complex and interesting to read about. I am often surprised and am always sucked into the story and can't put it down until the end. I am very much a lover of romance and so I was sad when there wasn't any in this book, but I am sure there will be in the next one. I will let you know when I am finished reading it. ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, books-i-own
I read this after the novel, and absolutely loved finding out Adam's back story, and learning more about his brother and the Supremist. It added so much more to the series. The story felt so much more complete than I was expecting from a novella, too. I really enjoyed it. ...more
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great novella of the introduction into the world, of Adam, and before he meets up with Gabby in Elemental Hunger!
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3-time USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance. She is the author of over 130 books across two names, and there's nothing better than sun, sand, and swoon-worthy kisses! Unless it's a sweet-and-sexy cowboy - read those under her pen name of Liz Isaacson. Or an emotional, heartfelt women's fiction novel - read those under her pen name of Jessie Newton.


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