Published: 11th April, 2011
Source: Thanks to Tiffany Dominguez
Hidden within the Blue Ridge Mountains, an elite private school trains students born with the Elemental powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Luke Huntington, Earth Elemental, is tired of incompetent teachers, easy classes and most of all, competing with Eva Sarantos. Soon-to-be valedictorian Eva, Air Elemental, has trained for years for the chance to prove herself to her advisor, to the Council and to the infuriating Luke. In spite of their tricky past, these two high school seniors are paired together on a covert mission for the ruling body of the Elemental world. After destroying an airplane hangar and watching one of their closest teachers die in their defense, the two students fly to Italy, pursued by an army of black-cloaked elitists. In Italy, they discover Luke's ancient legacy, the secrets of two of the most powerful men in history and whether they can overcome their own tricky past to team up against a secret society gathering forces in the highest ranks of world leadership.
Favourite Quote: "What do you think you are doing?" she asked. Luke smiled the first genuine smile she'd ever seen from him. He yanked her back to him. "I have no idea". And he kissed her with even more fervor than he had a few moments ago.
Elemental is part adventure, part love story, part supernatural and a whole lot of FUN. It wasn't a perfect read but I had a blast reading it and for me that is the most important thing.
Dominguez's writing is engaging. It was full of action and suspense and the pages just flew by. It is written from both Luke's and Eva's perspectives alternating each chapter and allowing us to get know both characters.
However there were times I found the story a little predictable and I wish it flowed a little more effortless but that been said it didn't stop me from enjoying it.
Eva and Luke are both terrific and entertaining characters. Eva is smart, strong, determined and the class valedictorian. While Luke is dangerous, protective, gorgeous (of course) and the guy at school that everyone avoids.
Their relationship starts from dislike, to tolerate, to like, to finally something more. I love watching it change. It's progression felt natural and they had great chemistry.
The ending wraps up nicely while never feeling rushed but at the same time leaves it open for more.
Overall Elemental was a pleasure to read. I will be definitely keeping an eye out to see what Tiffany Dominguez has install for us next.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Cover: 3/5. - Matches in well with the storyline.
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