This was a rather interesting read, rather different from what I had expect on the outset.
3 friends each have their own elemental power, one of earth, one of air and the other of fire. Also they are teens.
The whole ideal sounds rather interesting and I did enjoy the book, it’s a good light read and doesn’t involve too much hard thinking. It also gives you an idea of what a Wiccan ritual is like, sort of, with a bit more magic put in place due to the 3 character’s being elemental’s and all.
As to why I have given the book only 3 stars?
While I did enjoy the book, the plot was all right, nothing brilliant to be honest and it was kind of obvious who the main villain was in the book as you went further in.
There was also the main character, Shay who I just didn’t bond with at all. In fact I cared very little for her, she just seemed so bland and was clearly the leader of the group, which I felt put out the other two characters, who appeared to have a bit more personality in them than Shay.
Steven sounds like a complex character, his power being fire – he lives with his Catholic parents and he had thought of his powers as being a sin in the past. He is still ignorant of certain things involving Paganism, yet it just adds more depth to his character. I do have a minor point to his character and it could just be me, but I have found that there are a few young adult books that have a gay best friend to the female lead, although Steven isn’t flamboyent you can clearly tell that he is gay from the first words he utters. Not that this is a bad thing, but it would have been nice if it had been a bit different.
Jodi could be interesting, although we learn her father is a police officer and she’s got a boyfriend, she also rather vain, but that is a minor issue. We also learn that her boyfriend – Jay – is someone Shay considers like her brother, yet we never hear from him or see him apart from when Shay warns Jodi about eyeing up other men.
Jensen is a new guy who seems rather mysterious, he and his twin brother Ian.To be honest the pair of them are rather bland character’s who don’t really add anything apart from a bit of drama and a tinge of mystery. Oh and romance for Shay in the form of Jensen.
I am aware that this is a fire part series and although I would like to read the other books, I would rather skip any book that focuses on Shay like this one does. She just lacks personality and is rather bland.
They also didn’t sound like teenagers; Shay only swore properly (not meaning crap) once near the end of the book which annoyed me, as did everyone calling each other ‘dude’.
The next book might be one that I could read but it’s hardly likely.