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The Hands of Time

(Elementals #5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,115 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Time is running out. War will be waged. Sacrifices will be made.

Months ago, Nicole Cassidy’s life was turned upside-down when she discovered that she was a witch descended from the Greek gods. She and the four other witches gifted with elemental powers fought all over the world—and in another dimension—to battle the supporters of the Titans and fight for the people they
Published November 25th 2016 by Dreamscape Publishing
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Wow, I can't believe it's over! I have been anticipating the final installment of the Elementals series since the end of the first book. These characters have grown so much since we first met them, but I was invested in their fate from the very beginning.

This is one of the most fast paced and action packed YA fantasy series that I have ever read. Each book is like a short action movie that keeps you glued to your seat until you reach the end. Michelle Madow may want to consider writing movie
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hands of Time is the fifth and final book in the Elementals series by Michelle Madow. The book picks up right where the action left the readers in the fourth book in the series, The Portal to Kerberos. The entire series is a fast paced young adult fantasy adventure heavily based on Greek Mythology.

In this series we have been introduced to five teens who have elemental powers and have been sent on an adventure to close the portal to Kerberos and save the world. Each book has led to a high
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This review MAY contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

I remember reading the first four books in this series and liking them well enough. This book, the final book of this series, did not have the same effect on me that the first books did. I don't know if I have grown as a reader or if my expectations have just become fastidious and refined over time. Perhaps both. While I was glad to find out the conclusion of this series, I did not much enjoy the journey.

The most positive thing about this
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
An amazing greek mythology retelling series. Perfect for the fans of Percy Jackson. Even though the first book started out kind of slow, I am super glad that I continue on. This series is just so much fun and exciting. I cannot put it down and end up finishing the entire series within a week. The character development was wonderful too. Overall it was a great read.

PS. Yeah, yeah. I know that I only gave this book a four star, but trust me, it really is super good. Just that I don't give out
Cassie James
I received an ARC of this book from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review, this doesn't in any way influence my thoughts or opinion of this book

This series has come a long way, and I have been with it from the very amazing beginning. The Elemental series has been a favorite of mine and it was bittersweet to let it go.
It started with action as usual. Nicole made a decision that while it sucked she had to do it, I totally understand why she did. From there on, it was a wild
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series, I feel as if this last book was rushed abit as it wasn't as engrossing as the others or as in-depth and that's a great shame.
Lisa Mandina
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This conclusion to Michelle Madow's Elementals series is very well done. I was excited to see how the group that we had left would be able to close the gate to Kerberos as well as defeat Typhon. The end of book 4 left us wondering if all that they had done so far would be enough. If the losses they'd suffered would not be in vain. If the final tasks would be surmountable. The way Madow lays the story out is done in a well-thought out way, without any sort of cheating or unsatisfactory tying up ...more
Alejandra Alvarez
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I can't believe it's over already! Thank you Michelle Madow for letting me read it early! This was such an exciting, fast paced adventure. I really loved how the books were full of action and adventure, but also some romance without the romance taking over the story. I feel like the story ended well even though it was an emotional roller coaster. All the loose ends got tied up.. except maybe a spin off with Danielle..? Maybe? ;) ;)
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
WOW !!! I cannot believe this is the end of the series.. but it ended with a BANG! I have loved seeing these characters grow, mature and learn their powers. The love between Nicole and Blake is beautiful and I found myself crying quite a few times during this novel. I really loved how Michelle was able to wrap up this exciting adventure so well. And Kate.. ahh beautiful comeback...Chris, words can't describe how tragic and heroic he is as a character...and Rachel was heart breaking. Michelle's ...more
Megan Coppadge
I am so sad that Elementals is over! This book made me laugh, cry, and maybe even curse a couple of times... :{

Michelle Madow you sure do know how to tug at the heart strings and make me feel every emotion in the book. I don't know how to properly use the phrase "all the feels" but I'm sure it applies to this.

It's the last book in the series. It's the finale that we've all been anticipating and waiting for but with things that I never thought would or could happen. And it was fantastic. I'm not
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: madow
OK i got an early copy, big thanks to the author for that, this last book in the series exceeded all my expectations. not something that is easily done...Like all the other books book 5 starts up immediately after book 4 ends, there are so many things that happen i for one did not see coming, these books are full of having to think outside the box to come up with solutions to the problems, this book put me through an emotional roller coaster and while the story ended and most everything was ...more
J.A. Cintron
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
I was nervous and excited to read this book because it was the final book in the series! I read all the books in this series straight after each other, so I was sad to be on the final book! It sounded amazing though and I couldn't wait to find out how everything was going to end! After reading, I can say that I really enjoyed this book! It continued on the main character's story perfectly and it answered a few unanswered questions! I did think that this book could have been extended more though ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
orginal review @

3.5 stars


I received an eARC from the author in exchange for my honest review

The final book picks up right where it left off. Nicole and Danielle travel back in time to prevent what all happens in the previous book and they succeed. I really like how they didn't give up on --- and searched for ways to save her. The process of turning a person into a goddess was beautiful and scary ( your skin melting off) at the same time. There is
Darcus Murray
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Man oh man. I cannot believe we're finally at the end of this series! It's been such an amazing ride and it seems like I just started The Prophecy of Shadows not long ago. I have enjoyed the Elementals series very much and though the story rounded out nicely, I'm sad to see it go.

So for starters, let me say that this cover is my absolute favorite of the entire series. I love the greenery and the natural elements to it. The only thing I was a bit confused about is which character the girl on the
I.A. Cintron
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole Dunton
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so sad to be done with this series! I just wanted to read on and on about it! I want to see how their lives go from where it leaves off! How the new goddess lives her immortal life. The things she sees throughout her life. I just loved and adored all of these characters! They were amazing and sweet and inspiring! I fully plan to read more works by this author! She's definitely very talented. I fully recommend this entire series! It will leave you on edge the whole way through!
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I can't believe the Elementals series is over! I have loved following their adventures to save the world. This final installment of the series sent them on their most important and heartbreaking adventures to date and failing would mean the end of the world as we know it. If you are looking for a great read treat yourself to this entire series.
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
What am enjoyable series! I loved every one of these books and recommend them to anyone who enjoys YA fantasy. Action packed.... creative. .. educational (great refresher on Greek mythology!)... and with easy-to-bond-to characters. Look forward to more from Michelle Madow!
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe the Elementals series is already over! I've laughed, I've cried (especially in this one), and I've loved following the Elementals on all their crazy adventures. Can't wait to read Michelle's next book!
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The powers from the gods are so cool in this
Lacey Miller
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful conclusion to the series! official rating is a 4.5. It stayed action packed the whole way through. It hurt my heart but I was happy with it.
Zachary Flye
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Protagonist: Nicole Cassidy has just braved the prison world of Kerberos to save the boy she loves from the megalomaniacal demigod, Ethan, only to find him dead and her and the only other Elementals' only chance at stopping the Titan Typhon from rising, the Head of Medusa, destroyed. Now she's given the chance to go back in time and write her wrongs. After traveling back in time with fellow Elemental, Danielle, they save Blake in a matter of minutes, but that doesn't mean their work isn't
Jemimah  Zafoune
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, the end of Elementals by Michelle Madow is finally here and I have to say how sad I am. I've had this book sitting on my kindle for a few weeks now and have been putting off reading it just because I don't want it to be over. I've loved the whole series so far and sometimes, even though you know the time is right for something to end, it's hard to let go of it and that is what I've found myself doing. However, I knew that I desperately wanted to know how it was going to end so I finally ...more
Amanda Baker
This review contains some spoilers. I want to start by saying, I read the entire series in two days. While I loved the series, the last book was a little disappointing. When Nicole, Blake, Kate and Danielle were searching to find a way where one of them would not be in trapped in Kerberos for eternity, I thought that maybe Danielle could go there and live with Arabis since he has already admitted to his love for that prison hell dimension. I also suspected some secret romance between the two of ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Bonnie Dale Keck
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kindle Unlimited, interesting but then again I do have library/learning knowledge of this type thing, just think that the whole chick/teen angst was too 90210 and detracted from the story. I understand with a series there are mini cliffhangers, but 4 was a bit ridiculous overall, almost filler. Gave the whole set a 4 so was giving each book that, but 4 and 5 didn't really deserve that much.

Time is running out. War will be waged. Sacrifices will be made.Months ago, Nicole Cassidy’s life was
Karen Voitik
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
>Book Review – Elementals 5: The Hands of Time
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 5th and final book in the Elementals series and ends in an HEA. Nicole and Danielle go back in time to try and save Blake and stop Ethan. The romance between Blake and Nicole goes to the next level in a young adult, ‘G’ rated fashion. I wish there would have been more discussion between the 2 regarding previous relationships or the lack there-of. How did Blake truly feel about Danielle and how
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Other books in the series

Elementals (5 books)
  • The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)
  • The Blood of the Hydra (Elementals, #2)
  • The Head of Medusa (Elementals, #3)
  • The Portal to Kerberos (Elementals, #4)