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The Head of Medusa

(Elementals #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,492 ratings  ·  150 reviews
The epic story of witches, gods, and monsters that USA Today called a "must read" continues in the third book of the Elementals series!

When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from t
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Published June 29th 2016 by Dreamscape Publishing
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May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole, Blake, Chris, Kate and Danielle are back in this third installment of the Elementals series by Michelle Madow. In the first book Nicole moved to a new town and learned that magic is real. She also discovered she not only had magical powers but unlike her friends who were witches, she was a demigod. The group of five were gifted extra abilities when a comet passed by and then learned of a prophecy and that they as a group needed to help save the world from the Titans who would soon return ...more
Donita Luz
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
"My heart dropped at his question. I'd hoped he was going to say something else... maybe something about his feelings for me."
And just when I thought that this series just keeps getting better and better, The Head of Medusa came out to say, SURPRISE BITCH!

This sequel started out with Nicole talking about her feelings and it was such a worst sequel for someone who's never been a fan of this ship/couple, a.k.a yours truly.

I'm just sad to say that this book kinda fail me. Maybe I expected a lo
Siobhan Davis
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
The third installment in the Elementals series sees our gang setting out on another adventure, this time to Antartica to claim a sword they need to claim the Head of Medusa. This is all in an effort to stop the Titans from opening the portal from Kerberos and unleashing their special brand of hell on Earth.

Their adventures take them to movie star Flynn in LA where things really start to hit the fan!

The last third of this book was engrossing and that ending was awesome, even if I did predict who
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series continues to be a good one. I like how this one had a lot action and it got going from the start. Which was nice because I hate being bored. I'm so glad I already bought the next book because that ending was something else but in a good way.
Bookish Miranda
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another great book in this super fun, fast-paced series! The Head of Medusa picks up right where The Blood of the Hydra left off. This is the third book in The Elementals series in which the group's limits are put to the test and loyalties are tested!

One thing that stood out for me was the romance, it most certainly gets a lot more spotlight in this book compared to the previous two in the series. Some are saying this one is primarily a romance book, I on the other hand wouldn't go that far. Nic
Lisa Mandina
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers, but I knew it!! Grrrrr!! Full review on Lisa Loves Literature later this week as part of a blog tour.

This one ended up feeling quite a bit like a much quicker read than the first two. Not in a bad way necessarily, just seemed to go pretty quick. It was something that when you picked it up, you had trouble putting it down. The different tasks the Elementals had to face in this book where definitely good ones, and the first one especially was pretty unique, well, compared to other b
Tiffany (About to Read)
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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The Head of Medusa was as exciting as I was expecting it to be! Michelle knows how to write books that just keep you turning pages. The chapters are short and always end on a cliff hanger. Similar to the prior novels, I'm really curious to see where this is going to happen next!

One thing that surprised me with the Head of Medusa is that the story takes a darker turn than the previo
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 Fangs

I'm glad I continued with this series, because these books are continuing to get better!

This book was a fast paced and action packed journey. I blew through this book so quickly! I always like how Madow's books are fun and quick reads. Some of the events/missions seem a bit ridiculous, but this is a fantasy novel, so that is expected!

I really enjoyed how Madow continued included more Greek mythology in this book. It was really interesting to learn more about some of the heroes, go
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This series is so addicting! With such a fast-paced read, I can't help but keep turning the pages to find out what happens next!

I love how the plot thickens in the next installment of Michelle Madow's Elementals series! She has packed so much adventure and action into this series, and I love it! There is always something exciting happening, somewhere new to visit.

The main characters in the book keep growing closer wi
Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This series just gets better and better, and even more interesting with each book. This one did not disappoint. The plot thickened, the adventures grew more crazy, the challenges became more difficult. Strength and determination is put to the test. The group of demi-gods and witches have to train harder and become more prepared for what lies ahead. The characters become more developed. Romance between the characters
Lacey Miller
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is no hiding my love for this series, I've been hooked since I decided to request the first one on netgalley on a whim, I've sense bought and pre ordered every one since. I can't get enough of this world each installment is just as fast paced as the last. You really get protective of these characters, this book really stabs you in the heart.

This is the third book in the series so I cant say much with out giving out the plot.
I loved this and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and now I c
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Author Michelle Madow has done it once again - written another compelling, gripping story that will leave you wanting more!

The Elementals are such badasses and 100% brave individuals. This book is more intense than the previous books, higher stakes and, yes, be prepared to shed a few tears.

Full of action, adventures, magic, Greek Gods, demigods, witches and monsters - surely you don't want to miss out in this wonderful world! This series has kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting more and mor
Karen Barber
Jun 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Another fast-paced action-packed offering, though the events are not quite as engaging as part 2.
We remain focused on Nicole and Blake, and the group have to get Athena's golden sword in order to get the head of medusa.
There were some amusing moments in here, but I felt less concerned about the characters this time around. Until the moment where we have the ultimate act of friendship from Kate. That I did not see coming, and it definitely hints at potential for later.
I think we'd been given a lo
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The challenges in this book make the story enjoyable and entertaining
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book as soon as I had finished the second book and I couldn't wait to find out what was next for the characters! This book also sounded amazing and the title told me a lot about what the characters mission was going to be! I was right about what the mission was going to be, but the title is pretty self-explanatory lol! After reading this book, I can say that I freaking loved it! I enjoyed it just as much as the first two books and I was always desperate to read on and find ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4 Stars

This book was comparatively better than the rest of the series. The ending is actually really good. The only person, however, I felt sad for is Chris. He is probably my favorite character of the series.

P.S How the hell did they not see it (view spoiler) coming????? Are the seriously so dumb, blind and desperate???
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
So so

Good. It's entertaining. Easy read. The heroine is still flat. And her relationship with Blake seems too fast and too boring.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I've been having a really bad week, and I don't even feel like reading anymore.
Zachary Flye
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Protagonist: After the end of the previous installment in this series Nicole has never felt more free, she can date Blake without upsetting the dynamic of the Elementals group, they know about her ability to use black energy to kill, and now they all have a way to keep monsters from constantly coming back from Kerberos. Things couldn't get much better. That is, until she and her team find out that the deadliest Titan Typhon is rising and they don't have much time to gather the things nece
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it
i'll admit, i wasn't too thrilled with the previous book in this series, although i've been holding out that maybe it'll get better. so far, it hasn't. the mythology is the (only) highlight to this book. well, they're short so i guess there's that too.

while reading the head of medusa, it honestly felt that there was more romance than actual storyline. i skipped so much of it due to pointless gossiping and love advice. if i wanted this bs, i'd read a romance. "fans of percy jackson will love", fa
Tine’s Reviews
(Source: I would like to thank Michelle Madow for providing the review copy. This will not influence my review.)

This is by far my favorite book in the series. IT’S GETTING BETTER GUYS!! The ending left my mouth agape. All the emotions in the third book, from second chances to betrayal. I absolutely can’t believe it. You know what I love about Michelle Madow? It’s about how she writes fast and always leave a shocking revelation. The story is fast pacing and I love how she curated it for the fans
Bran Pendergrass
Nov 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
After reading the book and seeing these reviews I have to think DID WE READ THE SAME BOOK? I THINK NOT! LORD HELP THOSE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT!


Oh look Kate has a new makeover and is trying to be overly girly in a fight with Medusa instead of being practical... Which is why she gets her come up. This book lands us 3 weeks out from the fantastically gory death of Rachel and foreshadowing of Ethan turned Luke going off on his own. Bam! Right back into a new quest! Again the
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

Suspense, action, and adventure heat up when the Elementals learn that they must keep the powerful Titan, Typhon, from reuniting his body with his soul. The plan is as follows, behead Medusa, and use the curse to turn the Titan to stone. However, first, the Elementals must find and acquire the Golden Sword of Athena to penetrate Medusa's hard-as-a-diamond head. The sword is protected by ice nymphs and the snow goddess Chione in her ice palace located in Antarctica.

I love the unique p
Lori Murray
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What A Cliffhanger of an Ending.
I am still trying to process that cliffhanger of an ending. I freaking can't believe what happened too a couple of are teammates. I finished the book so fast, I know once the last book comes out I will have to do a redue of the first four. The 4 th one comes out September 20, and the 5 th one sometime in December. I was luckily enough to get books two and three from the Author for only the purpose of reading and then giving my honest opinion of the book I receive
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
orginal review @


When I finished reading the 3rd book, my ratings kept increasing because the book kept getting better and better!!! The book starts out with Nicole and gang getting hold of all the ingredients for sending the creatures from the portal into a limbo. The elementals realize they have another important task other than sealing the portal. They need to defeat the most powerful titan-TYPHON, which can be done only with the head of the ME
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Michelle Madow has done it again. Another jam-packed book revolving around these characters that I have come to love. Nicole, Blake, Chris, Kate, and Danielle are once again trying to save the world and, generally, succeeding in doing so. I was gripped throughout the book (what an emotional rollercoaster). I'm low-key a sucker for romance and the relationship development between Nicole and Blake is amazing. Also, Chris and Kate.... come on!

The dialogue in this book is a little 'clunky' and could
Fiona Leung
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review)

The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow is the 3rd book in the Elementals series and just like the previous two books, this one has kept the pace going!

Typhon's soul has escaped from Kerberos and the only thing that could stop him was Medusa. And in order to get Medusa's head, the Elementals needed the Golden Sword of Athena. And where is the Golden Sword of Athena? It's being guarded by Chione the snow goddess.

As you can see, the
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
The adventure continues in this third installment of Elementals series. I think I enjoyed this one a little more than last two books, probably because now I feel more connected to the characters. Also Nicole and Blake are finally dating (officially), no surprise there. But there are going to be a few surprises in this book. Nothing bad though.

Once again it's thrilling, action packed, fast paced read. Once started, I just kept reading until the end, everything flowed smoothly. Five frien
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AHHH!! It cannot end this way! This series just keeps getting better and better... I never want it to end. I love the way Michelle describes everything even down to the food.. the locations were also great in this novel. They traveled to Antarctica, Los Angeles...places I would love to travel to as some point. I also really enjoy that Nicole says things that I have thought or said at some point in my life... like in Antarctica when she says she doesn't want to eat penguins. I love penguins..Peng ...more
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I just want to say thank you to Michelle Madow for giving me an ARC of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given, offered, or taken to alter the opinion.

This series just keeps getting better and better! It has kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting more! The action, the adventures, the magic, and the suspense are all wonderful! In this book the Elementals are searching for, as for the name suggests, Medusa's head. Blake and Nicole are finally t
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