Book Review: The Elementalists by C. Sharp

The Elementalists
The Tipping Point Prophecy #1
Author: C. Sharp
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: October 28, 2014
Review Source: Diversion Books

Rising sea levels, droughts, earthquakes, tornadoes. Far below the earth’s crust, imprisoned in ancient slumber, the elemental powers of the land grow restless…

Meanwhile, in small town Virginia, Chloe McClellan’s first day of sophomore year was an epic fail. After she becomes the target of the fiery queen of the It-Girls in gym, she gains instant notoriety when she’s struck by lightning. That’s when things start to get weird.

There are disconcerting gaps in her memory, and freaky weather seems to follow her everywhere. She comes to believe that either she’s going insane, or her accident has awoken a terrifying creature from mythology, triggering the final countdown to the extinction of humankind.

Chloe finds unlikely help from a trio of male classmates: the grounded captain of the football team, the flighty stoner with a secret, and the enigmatic transfer student who longs for the sea. All the while, she struggles with the growing realization that dragons exist, and she, and her friends, may be the only ones who can stop them.

In the first book in the epic new Tipping Point Prophecy series, global dragon mythology is reimagined against a backdrop of ecological disaster, high school angst, and the power of the human spirit when working in accord with the elements

Chloe is a teenage girl who is, like every other teenage girl, struggling through her sophomore year of high school. Wanting to be unseen by everyone she becomes one of the most popular students by a bunch of accidental occurrences. To top it all off she's having problems in her personal life, including an old Chinese myth that brings with it one of the most powerful dragons around. Wondering why this dragon has been summoned leads Chloe down a path that is unforeseen and takes her on an adventure of a life time.

This book! Wow! I absolutely loved it, it took me on such a fantastic journey and I cannot wait for the sequel! C. Sharp's writing is phenomenal and helps you to believe that all these unbelievable things are actually happening. You feel as if all the natural disasters that are occurring within the book are actually taking place as you're sitting there reading a book. Better yet he makes the characters so likable, and you feel as though you know each and every one of them; from Kirin the sweetheart, to Ezra the jock, Stan the stoner and even Kendra the girl who we all had to face in high school.  Every character has such interesting stories of their own that it's difficult to pick who your favorite character is. Everything about this book screams fantasy, and there are still some scientific sides to it, which I absolutely loved. Because sometimes fantasy books don't show that people are using this fantasy world to figure out science, and that is exactly what this book does. If I had any doubts on whether or not I loved fantasy this book just confirmed it for me. The second a dragon came into the story line I was hooked and was intrigued to find out what was going to happen next.  Like I said, I cannot wait for the sequel.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this book but after your "outstanding story" review? I think I'll check it out! Great review, Brianna :)
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