December 26, 2012

Elemental: The First - Review

Elemental:The First (Primord #1) by Alexandra May
Book Blurb
Just who is Halíka Dacomé?

To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal. Another new town here, another new school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays — except now she must hide a precious secret from everyone, a gift from birth that defies modern day science. 

Her dreams become riddled with a warrior woman called Halíka Dacomé, but are they visions or messages from the future? She starts her own investigation but encounters more questions than answers. Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire doesn’t help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain

Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire. Or did he? 

For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realises that despite assurances people are not always what they seem. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halíka Dacomé is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.
My Review
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review. Rose Frost is going to live with her grandmother. Her parents are going on a job mission and they feel she would be safest there. Rose doesn't mind because she has some old childhood friends there. She soon finds her self with old friends and some new ones as well. She does keep a secret from them. She has had a few unique abilities she has to keep secret from everyone. Her grandmother knows she does and keeps saying they will talk soon. Other things begin to happen to Rose. She has dreams about a woman named Halíka Dacomé. She doesn't know what these dreams mean. On top of all that several people in town are missing and it just may be up to Rose to figure out how to save them. She first must find out about Halíka Dacomé and figure out who she can trust.

Rose is a great character. She has these powers and does a good job of hiding them. She has to leave her mom and dad and handles it pretty well. She doesn't immediately jump for joy and does pout some about this. It really in a way made me like her more. She was more believable as a character that way. She tries to see all sides of people and get all their stories. You can see her powers grow more as you read the book. 

I really liked the plot of this story. It sounded a little different than other books I have read. It didn't disappoint me in being different. I liked all the characters they were all believable in their own way. The story doesn't really get to slow it just took a while to really going in what was going on with Halíka Dacomé. I wanted the wanted more of the background and not have to wait till the end to figure everything out. This book gradually picks up and the last few chapters really take off and hook her and then you are left wanting to know what happens next. I will be getting the next book soon as I want to see what happens next. All in all a good book.
3 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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