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I am a fantasy/paranormal romance writer because when you are imagining the perfect man, you might as well make him a sexy, immortal bad***.
on Feb. 27, 2018 :
Elemental Claim is the first book in the War of the Myth series. It starts off action-packed, and remains the same throughout. Told from multiple points of view, we gain insights into the human world, the gods, the WALL, elementarists, descendants, angels, hellhounds, you name it and it is probably in here. It starts with a case of mistaken identity, a 'Mission Gemini' if you will. Emma soon realises that she doesn't really know her sister that well after all. Still, her protective instincts as an older sibling remain in full force, so she will do all she can to save her - even if that means allow Rogan and his friends to kidnap her.
Like I said, this book is full of action, and doesn't stop. Emma slowly grows into her powers, but there is definitely still room for more. There are other characters in here that I would love to know about. Xeno, for example. She is the angel only a few years from falling. Her health is failing, her powers waning. And then suddenly, towards the end of the book, she starts healing. What?! I need to know more. What caused her health to degenerate in the first place, and why is she now healing? And will she and Hunter ever get together? Seriously, I need answers!
This was a well written book, although there were a few spelling errors that jolted me when I read it. Nothing major, just examples like wanning instead of waning, or severe instead of sever. Certainly not enough to spoil the flow of the story, but enough for me to notice. On the whole, this was a brilliant book, with great world-building, and lots of characters to like, love, or loathe. Absolutely recommended by me, and I can't wait to continue with the series.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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on Feb. 25, 2018 :
*I was given this book by the author for a unabiased and honest review*
When I received my copy of Elemental Claim I was excited. I read the blurb and the first thing my husband said to me was that this book was right up my street and boy he was right. I do love paranormal romances and this book had a feeling of J.R Ward and Laurell Hamilton for me but with lots of twists turning everything upside down. There is something for everyone in this book who loves the supernatural world. You have the Gods of Greek mythology, you have werewolves, you have vampires, angels, tricksters and humans!
From the start the adventure begins, there is no build up where we spend ages learning the back story of a character, from the first couple of pages there is an attempted abduction, a near death and the initial threads of a romance.
"his olive skin beaconed to a part of her she never even knew existed"
The main story is about Emma and Rogan, one is a dangerous descendant and another an Elementalist sworn to protect the Seven planes...from Descendants! The only thing is Emma think she is human, until she realises she is not human nor is her missing twin sister. What I did love about this book was the fact we did not spend the whole time dwelling on just these two, we were teased with a small back story of Rogan and his past. Teased a bit to Xeno and becoming a fallen angel, Jack being a trickster and Hunter being human, none of which took away from the story and I felt that each change of point of view helped progress the story.
The fact that Emma is not your typical damsel in distress made me warm to her quickly, her reactions were real and her resolution to become strong and take control of her own destiny was a great change to the norm. Going from a "bookworm that occasionally fought monsters through a console" to embracing her new path was refreshing.
One of my favourite passages in the book is when you meet Hades and Zeus (I am a sucker for Greek mythology), the description by the author of them in present day was spot on! The switch between the perceived knowledge and the author new view of these two historical figures was great, Hades having emotions and Zeus a show off and how they do like to gossip. The author has taken everything you know and turned it on its head and when you find out who one of the villains is, well you are in for a shock and it is a fantastic change! And Snuffles! That was great fun!
I picked up on a sentence in the book from Emma's POV
"Ever since she had caught his gaze staring at her from the depths of the river, she had felt a jolt of primal recognition"
I am not sure if this a throwaway comment or not but I really hope that there is something here to be developed on. Does something in Emma's subconscious recognises Rogan? Or are they just true lifemates? It did made me question, was she always in human form? Or was she someone else before?
"He had not failed for the last twenty-nine operations and he was determined to make it a solid thirty"
This sentence in the book resonated throughout when reading because you just have a sense of foreboding, will they be successful in the mission? Will Liz make it out ok? Will Emma survive this? What deal with Gabriel did Xeno make? Please god I hope she makes it ok!
Now I have finished the book the title makes perfect sense to me, I feel like I should have picked up on this sooner!
I have so many unanswered questions I can not wait for the next book in the series!
(review of free book)
on Jan. 20, 2018 :
Mythical in entirety...n good...I want to know wat happens to Liz...
(review of free book)
on Jan. 10, 2018 :
This is the first book I completed in 2018. I had so many on my TBR list, but I could not go past the first 10pages. Not until I picked up ELEMENTAL CLAIM! The book is off the hook. It pulls you in. I could not drop it until I was done, and I wished it didn't end. Miranda Grant is an WRITER. The storyline is superb, the characters are beautiful, the humour is so on point, the action is intense! Overall, it is well written. You feel like you are watching the characters.
I cannot wait for the next installment! When do we expect it????
It is written from various points if view, but it is so easy to understand.
Well-done Miranda! Elemental claim deserves more than 5 stars. It is that good!!
(review of free book)
on Jan. 03, 2018 :
Elemental Claim starts with a bang and doesn't stop! Miranda Grant sucks you into a world of myth and doesn't let you go! I loved every bit of the mythology she weaved in this story, gods and goddesses, vampires, elementals, hellhounds, and so much more! From the first few pages I got sucked in! Emma isn't as strong at first, but she gets stronger throughout the book. She grows so much into herself and into her powers. Unbeknownst to her, her twin sister is killing. After some mistaken identity she's kidnapped by the ever mysterious Rogan. It doesn't take too long for Rogan to realize his mistakes and realize she knows nothing of his world. Rogan believes in the mission and only the mission. He's confused as to why he has feelings for Emma and quickly pushes her away. After Emma realizes her sister is in trouble, they team up and go after her. Just not the way Emma would plan.
I loved the writing style of this book. We got multiple POVs and yet it wasn't confusing nor did it take away from the main two characters. It added a new depth to the story and made it that much better. Poor Emma goes through a lot, luckily she has Rogan there making sure she doesn't lose her mind. This is a world I'll gladly sink back into and I can't wait to see what the next book brings! We gotta save Liz!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)