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The Elemental by Lisa Veldkamp
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it was amazing

I do like a good prologue, and The Elemental has a fantastic one. Lots of tension, intrigue and a hum-dinger of a cliff-hanger to get you excited about diving into the rest of the novel.

Obviously, though, the rest of the book has to deliver – if it starts to go downhill, you can feel let down and give up very fast. I’m pleased to report, however, that The Elemental absolutely does deliver! The story revolves around Catherine, an Elemental with the power to effect and control the elements (I particularly liked the, it becomes sunny when she’s happy thing). With catastrophic disaster on its way, Catherine has to try and use her gifts to save everyone.

The main story is an exciting one, but, what surprised me was how much the setting contributed to my overall enjoyment of the novel. Shoreditch is described beautifully and the interactions of high-flying, modern and intelligent women within this environment is a pretty refreshing thing to find in an avoiding-disaster-type-novel. I’ve had a couple of stints living in London and parts of this book really made me want to move right back!

It’s also worth noting that the mysterious Tristan is an excellent character, written in a way that has you trusting him and then not just a few sentences later ...

Overall, a superb and refreshing novel with elements of lots of different genres. Enjoyed it immensely.
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Reading Progress

January 30, 2014 – Started Reading
January 30, 2014 – Shelved
February 5, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Feb 05, 2014 09:12AM) (new) - added it

Lisa Veldkamp Jack, I'm actually blushing over here! Thank you so much. Really glad you liked it!


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