Book Review: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow

Posted February 12, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle MadowElementals by Michelle Madow
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on January 26th 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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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.

“The Prophecy of Shadows” by Michelle Madow was addicting. I couldn’t stop reading. I was fascinated from the very beginning. “The Prophecy of Shadows” is the first book in a new series by Michelle Madow. This book focuses on a young girl named Nicole. Now Nicole is starting a new school and has been placed in a mysterious home room honors class. Basically this is a class that helps students with powers. This story is about Nicole finding out who she truly is.

I really liked Michelle Madow’s take on Greek Mythology. I think it is very interesting and I am looking forward to learning more. Madow mixes Greek Mythology with a bit of witchcraft. I really like the prophecy take on the story. There are these kids that have to figure out how to work together because of this prophecy and the fact that each one of them brings something different to the table. I think this is a great way to create diversity in not only the story but the characters.

Madow did a great job writing these characters. I love how Nicole has embraced this new life of hers and how she tries to get along with everyone. Blake is definitely a player in my eyes. I don’t think he should be treating Nicole and Danielle like he is. Even though I really don’t like Danielle (at the moment, she could improve), I do think that she deserves better. I feel like each character has an important place in the book, so I am looking forward to seeing how everything unravels.


About Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back 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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About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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