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Monday, February 8, 2016

Barclay PR Presents: Elementals by Michelle Madow; #VirtualBlogTour, #Giveaway, #ProphecyofShadows & #Review

Title: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 2940152448849
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Barclay Publicity and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows 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.

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My Thoughts:

Nicole Cassidy is the new kid on the block.  She has a lot to learn.  One thing is how unique she is.  Sometimes you just need someone to remind you.  Or at least guide you on your journey.  Our author shows the reader not to be afraid to speak up for yourself. 

Don’t let anyone bully you into backing down in something you want to do.  Sometimes you need to show that you’re the bigger person.  Stand up for yourself – speak up.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help  - you don’t have to do things by yourself.  Having others to help can be a good thing.  And having special talents can’t hurt – can it?

Because of the mythology elements, the author must have had to do some kind of research to make certain things seem believable.  It also makes for an interesting read and one you will find hard to put down.  Even though this is considered a YA read, I think adults will like this story as well.  It’s a story that is set in Massachusetts and we all know that witches are a part of the state’s history.  I can see reading this book again while experiencing the history of Salem.  Or wait for the series to finish and then take a vacation while reading the series from beginning to end.


About Michelle Madow:

Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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