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Elemental Reality

(Elemental #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  69 reviews
When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever b ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published August 21st 2011 by Revolution Publishing
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Rebecka Vigus
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding book for a first time author. Kudos to keeping me sitting on the edge of my seat. Characters are so well developed as to be real. Not having been a fan of fantasy prior to reading this book, I have totally changed my opinion. I can hardly wait for the next one. This is sure to hit the bestseller charts for YA audiences.

The vivid imagery and the action moves this book quickly along. You hardly have time to catch your breath when something else happens. There is no down time in thi
Erica (storybookend)
I'm really intrigued with this cover. Love the rainbow tint, and the light and darkness together, kind of mysterious looking. Title's pretty cool too :)
With an incredibly pretty cover and a 22 year old protagonist I was sold on reading Elemental Reality. One thing I have been complaining about lately is a lack of protagonists in their early 20's. Luckily, Callie came along and I was hooked.

When I started reading Elemental Reality I didn't realize that it was about faeries so I was really excited to find that out while reading as I absolutely adore books about faeries. In saying that though, these faeries are quite different and unique which is
Jessica at Book Sake
The start of the book is really fun and quirky and all of the characters are one’s you would want to hang out with. The best friends, who are a couple, are friends you’d want over at your place celebrating your birthday with you. The sister and dad are great family members, fun and caring. And the main character is the quirkiness to the story. Sometimes her quirkiness is a bit too obvious and off putting though. For a number of pages she goes on and on talking to herself (as if she had the angel ...more
Book Chatter-Cath
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3.5 Stars

I have to start by mentioning the cover.
The cover whore in me has been aching to get my hands on this book since I first saw it.
GORGEOUS, gorgeous cover! Big ups to the cover artist for this masterful piece of sexy for the eye!
And not only is the cover smexy but each chapter page has some gorgeous elemental beauty on it too, I love it!

Elemental Reality is a faerie story.
A story with faeries unlike any you have seen before.
Fresh unseen powers with new rules, in an interesting and differe
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is definitely not a book I would normally pick up, but it was written by a friend of a friend so I decided to give it a try. I'm really glad I did! I liked the characters, and the story moved along quickly without getting bogged down with too many details. I read the whole thing is less than a day and can't wait to read the next one!
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Callista ‘Callie’ Pierce hates birthdays. They are the day when she remembers her mother’s vanishing and the growing strangeness within her . . . but her 22nd birthday is shaping up to be better than the one’s before. Her best friends and blissfully happy couple, Ady and Emery, have thrown her a surprise party, complete with a night of dancing where Callie meets the dangerously sexy Cayden, and admires from afar her lovely Australian next-door-neighbour Oliver ‘Oli’.

But these two men in Callie’
May 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: faeries-fae, hated-it, y-a

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Please! Callie is a snarky fairy who thinks she is a human and whose mother disappeared 12 years prior. It's her birthday (the anniversary of her mother's disappearance), so she is reminiscing about her mother's disappearance for our benefit. Then, as she goes down the stairs to her surprise party, she reminisces about all of her party attendants, once again, for our benefit. Worst info dump ever!

She then goes out to a club. And, what do you know? She meets both the love of h
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
To be honest this is one of my favorite covers of the year, but the story fell a little short of my expectations.I had read a handful of reviews of the book loving it and the action it contained. I wanted so badly to love this book, I was lucky enough to get to interview the author on the blog tour and she is really nice and had great answers.So when I got the copy for review I jumped in with high hopes.
I am a bit of a picky person when it comes to romance in books. But when the main character e
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
I received a signed copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but the blurb sounded good and the cover is beautiful! So pretty, one of my favourites in a long time.
Callie is 22 and has a good life, she lives at home with her dad and sometimes her sister, she has two amazing best friends and a job she is good at. But something is missing, ever since her mother disappeared without trace or reason 12 years prior Callie hasn't felt the sa
Devon Ashley
That ending was just wicked. Seriously evil.

Callie and Lola Pierce were born Alkuaine faeries, a rarity in the fae world, which meant their lives were in constant danger from the demons that try to wipe them out and tip the faerie-demon war in their favor. Why? Because the Alkuaine faeries can conjure and manipulate all five elements: earth, wind, fire, water and electricity, which make them hard to destroy. In order to protect their children, their parents fled the faerie world and got lost in
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I do not know why I did not read it right when I received this book for review because it is amazingly good!

Cesya takes you on a new Faerie adventure. I really like the idea of keeping the human world and faerie world separate because it is more interesting than having them coincide and live together in just one world. I feel like it is more exciting to get to know the two worlds.

The age of Callie and Lola was very unexpected because they do not act at all their age. They act much more younger.
Annmarie Ager
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reviewed
Callie is at one with the elements sometimes this scares her but most the time she feels safe and whole while the elements are around.
Callie life has been Empty after her mother disappeared when she was younger now years later on her birthday thing take a strange twist.
Now Callie and her sister have to face some shocking truth and Danger is waiting around every corner for the girls.

I have to say from the very first few pages the book had me. Callie and her sister were funny and worked really
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what can I say this book is brilliant . Takes everything you think you know about the world of Faerie and Demon and totally turns it on it's head. Loved how the faerie are made of of the elements and can control up to 4 ... That is until Callie & Lola turn up. There's heartache, love, creepy boys, Aussie humour, death , life all in a neat package .... Then at the end the author throws you a blinder and you're left gasping for the sequel, please hurry ! Been waiting a while for this book to ...more
Jessica Williamson
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This story was an amazing read. I've been waiting for it for a while, so I was super excited to finally be able to sit down and enjoy it. Cesya's characters are completely loveable from the moment that you meet them, and they're very well written as far as personalities go.

I'm loving the story line, the way the plot is developing and am definitely excited to read more.

I guess I'll be one of those people sitting on the edge of my seat until the next book is published.

I will most likely read it
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book!! I can't wait for the 2nd book!!

When is this coming out??? I can't wait to read it! The cover looks amazing. I'm so happy for you!!
Jana Boskey
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance the elments speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.

So I have be
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cunyo, 260 pgs, Elemental Book #1, Revolution Publishing, Inc.

"When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the Earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that’s only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use th
Jan 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Elemental Reality is a series debut that stars faeries unlike any I’ve had the pleasure of encountering before. I was utterly captivated by Callie and Lola’s ability to bend the elements to their will. These chicks possessed some seriously bad ass skills. Most of Elemental Reality is told from Callie’s point of view. She is the older sister, and the first to realize she was becoming more and more in tune with the elements around her. I really enjoyed getting inside of her head. Her inner battles ...more
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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**This Review is based on an ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy). The final text/cover may be different.**

"Faeries were a part of that reality. Of my reality"
~pg. 110

First things first...I gotta say, I am LOVING that cover. It's pretty gorgeous! That's what really drew me into the book and when I got the chance to sign up for the blog tour I was like, "HELLS YES!" and, well, here I am!
Elemental Reality is a faerie story like no other, I can
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Source: Received from publicist. Many thanks goes to Jennifer from Revolution Publishing for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 3/5

Callie has mourned the loss of her mother for twelve years. On the cusp of her birthday, and the date of her mother's disappearance, Callie begins to feel things. She can identify with the loam under her feet, the air whistling through the trees, the electricity humming through t
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I've read stories with Feries in them before, and of course, like most children, I've watched Peter Pan. Meaning I've met Tinkerbell...well, the Faeries in Elemental Reality are nothing like Tinkerbell. They aren't tiny, and they don't have pixie dust. :P

That being said, Elemental Reality was incredibly unique. Cesya has created a world where Faeries are subdivided by gender. The males are Conjurers, and the females are the ones you'd call Faeries. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't tell
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more on my blog From A to Z

I’ve been looking forward to reading Elemental Reality ever since I first saw the gorgeous cover (isn’t it absolutely stunning??), and I’m happy to say that the story doesn’t disappoint. Faeries may be a very popular subject for YA novels these days, but Cesya puts a fresh spin on it and manages to create an entirely new world.

One of my favorite things about the novel is that unlike many other faerie books, there’s no pervasive feeling of darkness
I'm reposting this since it seems like my original review disappeared from Goodreads.

I came into 'Elemental Reality' with no idea what to think of it. However, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! What a phenomenal book! From the first page to the last, I wanted to know more about Callie and everything she's going through. I loved seeing her reactions to gaining her powers as well as falling in love with Oli (her soul mate/next door neighbor). They're such an adorable couple and th
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Elemental Reality centers around Callie – a young woman in her early twenties. One day, odd things start happening to her. Shortly thereafter, Callie finds out that her and her sister are actually fairies – a fact that has been kept from them in order to protect them. Now that Callie knows the truth, she is on a mission to find her mother who has been missing for the past 12 years.

I have a lot of mixed feelings on this book. Because of this, I'm going to do this review a little differently than
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Holy Moly! What can I say except...I LOVED this book! The cover was the first thing that caught my eye, can you blame me?! *winks* It's simply gorgeous and what lies inside is even more enchanting..

From the very first page I was intrigued, and the more I read the more I became captivated by Cesya's story. Her writing style is fun and awe-inspiring, she brings her characters to life in your mind with each word. Your taken on a thrilling journey, with danger around every corner, many twists and tu
Oct 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, abandoned, uf-pnr
I really disliked this book from the minute I started reading-not because it is badly written, because it isn't. There is nothing wrong with the author's writing ability.

It is the dumb bitch MC that drove me up the wall to insanity. She was so annoying! She meets Mr Dreamy in a club and falls in love with him in that I'm hooked and I shall be your servant way until a minute later when Mr Dangerous catches her on the dancefloor and she falls madly in love with him and never wants to be parted...t
Megan (magan bagan)
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was an absolutely fabulous debut novel by Cesya Cuono. One that brings readers on a journey of whit, magic, fantasy, and war that you haven't yet seen.

Callie Pierce has been struggling with the disappearance of her mother for the past twelve years. And every birthday is just another reminder. This year, though, things are different. She can sense the elements around her and two guys enter her life that invoke strong, but different feelings from her.

When Callie and sister learn the secret th
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
4.5 stars

Holy cow! This book was totally not what I was expecting. The first thing I noticed about this book was most definitely the cover, I mean look at it! It's gorgeous! What I wasn't expecting was an awesome story to go with the fabulous cover!

Callie Pierce is unlike the other main female characters of YA paranormal these days. She has a backbone. She also has this cute sense of style that I wish I could pull off! I adored her and her quirkiness. The side characters also held their own amou
Truly Bookish
Apr 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that I love the cover of this book! It’s one of my favorite covers for the year and really does fit with the story.

Callie is a very likable character. The story begins on her 22nd birthday which is always a sad day because it marks the anniversary of when her mother left the family. I love how the book starts and the relationship between Callie and her friends and her family. You really get a sense of how much they care about each other. The back and forth banter among the
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 06, 2015 05:53PM  
Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Alvernia University where she majored in Business Administration and also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her websites. Any book inquiries please contact via email: ...more

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