Title: Elemental Reality
Author: Cesya MaRae Cuono
Release Date: August 21st, 2011
Publisher: Revolution Publishing
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: ebook from Publisher
Series: Elemental #1
Summary (goodreads.com): When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I like it, I do, but I don’t love it. Should you read it? Hell yes. It’s a great story and really interesting, but personally I think the events happened way too quickly. This is the type of fantasy novel where things like wars, powers and such should really be explained thoroughly, but they weren’t and I was left very confused. The main character is also in her twenties and that really threw me off. I’m just not used to reading about non-teens in young adult/teen books. Other than those small complaints I did enjoy Elemental Reality. I loved Oli and his Aussie-ness and I loved how Lola, Callie’s sister, drove me crazy just like little sisters are supposed (she also made me really glad I don’t have one). I really liked that they weren’t traditional faeries either but ones with all the elements (even if that was a bit convenient for what was happening in the story). Overall, I liked Elemental Reality and am waiting patiently for the next installment.
This review is part of the Elemental Reality Blog Tour (which happens to be my very first blog tour ever. I couldn't have hoped for a better book to start off with)!
Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of AlverniaUniversity where she majored in Business Administration and also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her website at www.cesyacuonobooks.blogspot.com.