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The Elementalist

(The Ransomed Soul Series #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Deceased Alisa Callahan thinks nothing could be worse than watching the boy she loves move on in his life without her… until she is ripped from her less-than-peaceful existence in Elysium to be trapped… in someone’s else’s body.

Seventeen-year-old Claire Balister wants only one thing. To master the art of Elementalism. To accomplish this, she must to learn to co
Published March 3rd 2015 by Clean Teen Publishing (first published February 3rd 2015)
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Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Probably more of a 3.5, but since it was a nice clean YA book I decided to up it to a 4...
Anila Hoxha
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read both volumes, therefore I will do a series review for this book tour, rather than just the second volume.
The series focuses on the afterlife of Alisa. She is a deep character, or at least that’s how she was at the beginning. With such a terrible past, Alisa manages to mature during the books, something, which requires much strength. Yet, while reading the second book, there were some moments, where she annoyed me with her childish antics. Towards the end of the first book, she
**A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

It was a couple of years ago when I read the first book in this series – Reluctant Guardian. What I remember from it is its cliff hanger ending. I mentioned in the review I wrote for it is I really wanted to read book two. That became especially true after seeing the cover for The Elementalist. Now that I've stated that, what I can say is that it picks up a year after the closing events
Silvia F.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ya
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Alisa Callahan is a guardian angel who falls madly in love with the boy she is sent to Earth to guard, Brecken. Brecken is the Great Undoer of the underworld. A powerful demon given a second change by an archangel to prove himself to be worthy to switch sides and leave the depths of hell for good. Claire is a regular human girl who practices elementalism, something that her grandmother died doing. She summons spirits to
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had really enjoyed watching Alisha grow and become more responsible in The Reluctant Guardian so I was eager to lose myself in this book in order to follow Alisha on her path of redemption. While I generally enjoyed the storytelling, I became frustrated with some of her insanely stupid actions. I feel like she lost much of the hard-earned maturity she had found earlier.
I loved the way in which the author continued to expand Alisha’s afterlife. There were many creepy and scary scenes in this b
Jessica Surgett
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Reluctant Guardian. It was thought provoking, exciting, and had a beautiful love story. I couldn't wait to dive into The Elementalist. And I liked this one even more! 

At the end of Reluctant Guardian, we leave Brecken and Alisa in a less than optimal situation. They prevail only to find out they must be separated once again. Ugh! But not even death can keep the
Kat W
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, ya, 2015-read
This is a series right? Meaning more two books? With the way this book ended, it had better be. It seemed like the story spent so much time ramping up to the fourth blood moon day and then bam. That's it. You're cut off. THE END. I don't know if there was meant to be some kind of spiritual fulfillment found through that ending, but it was terribly unsatisfying. It was so sudden and incomplete that it felt like the author decided to just quit in the middle of the story rather than making a cliff ...more
Coral Mitchell
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in The Ransomed Souls book. Alisa is told she can no longer be with Brecken, that he must be free to live a full life as a mortal. Claire is an Elementalist, messing with dark powers she does not understand at all. Claire performs a ritual and ends up with Alisa trapped inside Claire's body with her. Both do not understand they are players in a much larger good versus evil game, with evil lea
Jul 09, 2016 added it
Alisa is stuck in her area of Elysium without Brecken. She ends up paired up, or rather being trapped inside a body with Claire- a person that she doesn't even like. This turns out to be a play by the demons to keep Alisa out of the way so they can take over Idir Shaol!!
She manages to get back to Brecken, however almost as soon as they find each other his memory of her is wiped!
Holy crap on a cracker this book is amazing! I love the witty banter between Claire and Alisa. It's hilario
Angi Naerebout
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, I ended up really enjoying this book, but I'm going with a 4 because some stuff was too weird for me toward the end and I spent a good portion of this book yelling at my kids were asking me if I was ok because I was verbalizing her stupidity constantly. I feel like we were taken on this journey with her in the first book where she finally started growing up and being less stupid, then at the beginning of this book she was right back where she started. Some things are just too st ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Melissa J. Cunningham
Due to the fact that I loved reading the first book, I was dying to get my hands on this book......

And it was awesome!! I enjoyed every minute of it. There was so much edge of your seat twists and turns in this book, along with some shocking secrets. The author did a phenomenal job of allowing us to get to know the main characters some more and falling in love with their story. The characters were so awesome and the plot was strong and very well written. I loved how the characters sh
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the sequel that Reluctant Guardian fans have been waiting for! You get some of the answers that you have been waiting for since the first book but wow what a journey you have to go on. Melissa does a wonderful job of mixing in the current world with the various places in the afterlife and certainly makes you think about what might be out there.

I love that YA authors are taking this sort of path and whilst this is a paranormal YA so may have a touch more leeway it brings things such as t
I liked and enjoyed it but not as the first one. I liked Alisa's growth in the first book Reluctant Guardian but some of her choices she made me think I'm really reading about her. It was funny when she was stuck in Claire's body. The plot was cool and got hooked to it.
I liked Claire in some parts and didn't liked in some but I liked her by the end. Brecken knows who he is and I didn't like him at some parts, it's just felt he was a little arrogant, I really don't know but it is a part of him,
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book two moves on a lot from how I remember book one being... this instalment to the series is more action-packed and fast-paced as opposed to the thought-provoking first book. We start off one year after book one ended as the two main characters are once again reintroduced when Alisa starts to possess the body of an elementalist. Finally she can take the opportunity to revisit Brecken. However, there are larger forces at work as Alisa becomes a pawn to capture Brecken.

A must-read second instal
Heather Taylor
Feb 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into this book, I knew at the ending of the first book that the second one was going to be the same old thing. After overcoming all odds a couple finds each other and falls in love. Of course they must spend the second book apart and depressed. Boring
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Melissa J Cunningham (also known as M.E. Cunningham) comes from a land, far, far away, and ended up on a little farm in northern Utah, living with numerous magical creatures: horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a goat. Cunningham began writing quite by accident, the fall through the fabric of time dropped M.E. into the mysterious land of Terratir (The Eye of Tanub).

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The Ransomed Soul Series (2 books)
  • Reluctant Guardian (Ransomed Soul Series, #1)