The Prophecy of Shadows

27779802Author: Michelle Madow
Release Date: January 26th 2016 by Dreamscape Publishing
Genre:  Young Adult | Fantasy | Mythology
Edition: eARC from Netgallery
Length: 199
Rating: 5/5 stars

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world. ” ~ Goodreads

Warning: Possible spoilers for the book

The cover is super awesome. It’s really gorgeous yet simple. The model reminds me of someone, an actress, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. But the model doesn’t really remind me of Nicole. IDK why but I imaged her as a brunette. But as I think about it, Nicole being blonde is growing on me as Nicole, so I’m seeing the model more and more as Nicole.

I definitely have to agree with the part about PJO fans loving it. It’s kinda like a teens version of PJO. As I was reading it, it reminded me of PJO as well as a bit of Harry Potter.

I really enjoyed this book. I sat down and read this in a few hours (I did take a few breaks but I pretty much read this book in one sitting). That’s something I haven’t done in a while.

The book was so well written. The first half lead up to the prophecy and gave a backstory to the main two(? there’s five in the group but it’s more focused on Nicole and Blake) characters. Then the next part was the adventure of the five and the prophecy. And the last two chapters were the wrap up/set up for the next book. The book was nicely paced, it didn’t feel too fast or too slow.

Nicole, Blake, Danielle, Kate and Chris seemed quite mature for their age (Kate and Chris are the other two mentioned in the synopsis). In the book, Nicole says that she’s a sophomore and mentions that she has class with all of them (I’m not so sure about Chris being a sophomore though) but they seemed like juniors or seniors.

I did have a few eh parts though. I wasn’t so big into the romance thing. I kinda found the romance unnecessary. I don’t really see why there needs to be a romance in an action packed book.  But the way Madow took the romance was quite realistic. It added to Nicole’s character. The synopsis of the book, made it seem like there was a huge love triangle thing going on between Nicole, Blake and Danielle. This wasn’t the case. It was a part of the book but not so much. The book was more about Nicole and the prophecy.

Another thing,  Nicole seemed to accept the whole witch thing quite quickly.  But then again, it’s a pretty cool thing to have. Neither of these things were big enough for me to take off stars or enjoy the book less.

Overall, this book is awesome!

 

 

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