Source: Spencer Hill Press
Publisher: Spencer Hill Pressrc,
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should.
But she wants to.
For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner on an interstellar starship. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers.
Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories?
Is Ella the prophesied Destructor… or will she be the one who's destroyed?
This book has a bit of everything: romance, adventure, faeries, sci-fi, dysopian. Right up my ally :p
I think it was a pretty solid book. The idea was really good, the story line was really good, and the writing was really good. The idea really sticks out to me; it’s so original. I mean, who thinks of combining distopia with faeries? It’s ingenious! And the story line and writing just completed the whole thing, with great staging. All the events flowed together perfectly, leading up to an amazing climax. Perfect work, Emily White.
I didn’t expect to have a particularly strong female character in this book, but Ella fits the description perfectly: she’s strong, kick-butt, and can totally take care of herself. If you’ve read my other reviews, you’ll see that I love Maria V. Snyder’s female characters (Yelena and Avry), and I always say that they are definitely the strongest I’ve ever read about. Well, Ella joins that exclusive club, because she is super kick-butt.
I really wish I could say I liked Cailen, because he was obviously supposed to be the main guy in this book, but unfortunately I didn’t. I think what happened was White just didn’t develop him enough over the course of the book, so we didn’t get to connect and fall in love with him.
In the beginning, I loved Malick. The whole book I was thinking, Is there going to be a love triange?and in a way I kind of wish there was because I liked Malick way better than Cailen, because I though he was a more developed character. But by the time I finished the book, I hated him (read the book and you’ll find out why ;P) In my opinion, it would have been better if there had been a love triangle because that would make what Malick did more groundbreaking. But, that was White’s choice, and I’m not a published author, so I can’t really talk ;P
I really wish there were more books like these out there. People are just sticking to the normal things. Why not mix it up? Why not combine werewolves and faeries and dystopia? That would be cool. So, tip of the hat to Emily White for having an open mind and trying something new.
And now onto the giveaway
I am giving away one ARC edition of Elemenal. Enter below and if you have anything to say feel free to leave a comment!! :)
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