The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1) by Michelle Madow

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After Nicole Cassidy and her family move from Georgia to Salem she gets quite a shock on her first day of classes in her new school. When handed her schedule Nicole sees she’s been placed in all honors classes and feels it must be some kind of mistake but is told she won’t be able to change until the end of the day. When entering her homeroom for the first time her new teacher suddenly makes the writing on the chalkboard completely change.

Nicole learns that not only is her teacher and new classmates witches but they tell her that she is one herself. When trying to do some of the experiments in class Nicole finds herself a complete natural at magic and begins to learn the origins of her powers come from the ancient Greek Gods.

A great start to what will hopefully turn out to be great series. The tie in with Greek Mythology and the modern day characters being witches was certainly fun to read. There was a lot of action in this first installment to keep the pages turning. And certainly an ending that makes the reader want to know what will happen next.

I would warn readers though to be prepared for the old insta-love and love triangle that are involved in a lot of YA books. Nicole is instantly attracted the hot bad boy in school and he already has a bitchy girlfriend. None of that would bother me except Blake became the “I swear I’m going to break up with her” type which is a huge turn off. Hopefully he’ll redeem himself in the next book.

Overall, good start to what can be a great series, would recommend giving this one a try.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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