Fire (The Elementals #1)
by L.B. Gilbert
I received an advanced copy of this book from the author, with no promise of review.
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A good story of Diana, a Fire Elemental, and Alec, a Vampire, who must catch a dark witch circle that has kidnapped two children.
The concept is interesting, and bit different than what I’ve read before. The author does a good job at drawing you into the story. In all the paranormal books I’ve read, I don’t think I’ve ever read an elemental story, so this type of Supernatural is new to me.
I find the story reads at a good pace. There’s a couple side plots thrown in. The corporation investigation throws off the tempo a bit, but it gives the book a bit more than just ‘one story’ in a series. It gets a bit wordy at times and I find myself speed-reading through some of it. But then at the end, everything seemed a bit rushed… like the end of a Star Trek episode.
The characters are well developed, and they have some depth to them. I do think the author is trying a bit too hard on Diana. I know her character must be established quickly, but it seems pushed to show she’s a badass, and sometimes it reads quirky. And Alec is just a bit too ‘puppy-dogish’ for a 250 year old heir to the most powerful coven. But I do like both characters a lot.
I did enjoy this book, and think it’s a great start to the series. I look forward to reading Air, the next book about the Air Elemental, Logan.
The Complete Series
Book 0: Discordia, part of the Elementals Box Set
Book 1: Fire, Available Now
Book 2: Air, Available Now
Book 3: Water, Coming Soon
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