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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#BookReview: Elemental (Elemental Trilogy #1) by Antony John

Title: Elemental 
Author: Antony John
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Dial
Rating: 3 Pages
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A lost colony is reborn in this heart-pounding fantasy adventure set in the near future . . .

Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element—earth, water, wind or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.

In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.

About the Author
Antony John is the Schneider Award-winning author of Five Flavors of Dumb and Thou Shalt Not Road Trip. For many years he lived in North Carolina and was a regular visitor to the Outer Banks. He was bewitched by the beauty of the landscape and fascinated by the legends that surround them. Although Elemental is set in the future, it has its origins in the islands’ remote past—an era of sailing ships, small, independent colonies, and still-unsolved mysteries. Antony now lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri.

This book starts out pretty well. I loved the plot of people having powers. It kind of reminded me of a light Avatar the last Air Bender. But as the story got going. It felt more like a middle grade story vs. a young adult one. So for me the story was just a little to young. It wasn't bad and I think my daughter might really like it. We'll have to see. But for me it just falls flat on the young adult scale. It would be great for someone moving from middle grade titles to young adult.

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