Publisher: Revolution Publishing
Publish Date: August 11, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: 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.
Review: Was this a good book, you ask? Yes, it was - the writing style Ms. Cuono has is very enjoyable and things keep going on a fast pace. The characters were each unique and intriguing and the world built for this story was rich and vibrant.
Then why 3.5 Ravens? Well, it's like this - while Callie had been feeling this strong connection with the elements for the past few months, it wasn't until her birthday night out that she met "them" - the man who clouded her thoughts and made her weak and the man who took her breath away and she wanted to be near forever. Enter some misadventures of the stalker-y kind...and then BOOM - Callie and her sister, Lola are Faeries - and extraordinarily powerful ones at that. It was kind of sideswiping as I hadn't had the book description above to reference when I received the book for review.
If you enjoy faerie stories, like I do, you won't be disappointed! A fast paced book with a wonderful blend of romance, action, magic, sacrifice, and a serious cliffhanger that leaves you aching for book #2 in the series.
Elemental Series: Elemental Reality (1), Battle Scars (2), Rebirth (3)