Elementals: the Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow

Posted November 30, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Elementals: the Blood of the Hydra by Michelle MadowThe Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow
Series: Elementals #2
Published by Dreamscape Publishing on April 18th 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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three-half-stars

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It's an ability that must be kept secret, even from those trusted most.
Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret -- not even Blake, who she's had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.
Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they've encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?
Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their quest to save the world -- or die trying.

Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow jumps right in where the last book ended. The story is so fast paced, it is hard to keep up at times. I wasn’t as impressed with book two as I was with book one. I feel like there is a little bit of the second book slump here. I was hoping to be completely engrossed like I was with the last book and that isn’t what happened. I feel like the group of friends was still great. They interact well with each other.

My favorite thing about this series is the Greek mythology that is mixed into everything. A good chunk of this book takes place in Greece and with that it would have been nice to have a bit more of the Greek setting in the book. I think there were a few minor details that should have been fixed. The Elder of Greece should have had an accent. I think there should have been more research and authenticity.

three-half-stars

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.

Visit her website, www.michellemadow.com, to get books of Michelle’s for FREE!

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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