Five

Rated 4.10/5 based on 42 reviews
Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla’s dreams are about to shatter. More
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About Christie Rich

Christie Rich resides in Northern Utah with her husband, two children, spastic puppy, and two lazy cats. In addition to writing, she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, playing with her children, and anything that is creative.

Five is the first in many books to come.

Reach me at Authorchristierich@gmail.com

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Review by: susmita gurung on July 2, 2017 :
Loved her book..!!!
(review of free book)
Review by: Barbara Strickland on March 8, 2017 :
I struggled with the inconsistencies of this book. Having read a lot of YA I found the characters in this book held very little appeal. it was too busy to develop individual characters properly and left them very two-dimensional. It's a shame because it had some great ideas but reviews are subjective and others may love this.
(review of free book)
Review by: YOHANA MIJANGOS on Jan. 3, 2014 :
Love this book. Can't wait to read book 2.
(review of free book)
Review by: Carol on May 5, 2013 :
This YA novel about the Fae has good characters, suspense and action. Many things are not as they seem so the development twists and turns along.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
Review by: Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books on March 9, 2013 :
I loved this book. I love books about the Fae, and this one was in our world, so it made it really interesting to me. Christie Rich does an amazing job in making her characters emotionally well-developed. She also really does a great job describing the setting, and situation and makes you feel like you are actually there, right next to the characters. I love that. I found myself feeling what she felt, all the emotional ups and downs, they felt like they were my own. I really didn’t want the book to end. I will have to get the next few books soon as I am able, as I really want to see how this story will unfold. I see great things to come, for sure.

Rayla’s life really gets torn upside down, after she leaves the “sanctuary “of her home with her aunt. She finds out she is an Elemental, one who can bond with a fae lord in order to combine their powers and rule. So, these lords can sense Elementals, so because of that, she is quickly being pursued by 5, yes I said 5 hot, god-like fae lords. These 5 fae each have an element specialty (there are five, water, earth, fire, air, and ether, which is spirit) and they bond for 5 of a human’s lifetimes (which I would say is part of the meaning of the books name) So, Rayla has a decision to make, first, does she want to bond, and second, which one of these five to bond to? This is a hard one, as she feels a very strong compulsion to each of them, and then she has to remember, that at anytime, any of them, could easily kidnap her to Faeresia and bond to her against her will.

It sure had me fascinated, and do not want to say much more on what happens, I do not want to spoil anything for you. I think this first book by Christie is well written, and will capture the attention of YA and older alike, (I am in that older category, and I enjoyed it a lot) People who like the paranormal, and fae fantasy types (like the Iron Fey for example) will love this. It’s a unique story, and its suspenseful, and a fast easy interesting read.

I highly recommend giving it a try, heck, the price is right, free for ebook download. Great way to try the new series, and decide from there on the next books.

5 out of 5 stars for me.
Here is a quote that I liked, I really started to like Luke.

I touched his strong jaw, not able to help myself. “I am no savior, Luke.” A look of despair crossed his eyes, but he hid it quickly. He covered my hand. “There is an expression that was popular in your world some time ago. Something about setting a carriage before a steed.” I smiled. This guy was getting to me, and I didn’t like it. “I think it was ‘don’t put your cart before your horse’

Check out the book tour at my blog, you can see a Dream cast of the characters, (5 super hots guys) from the author and myself. We did good if I do say so myself. at Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-book-tour-five-elemental.html
(review of free book)
Review by: Simone Egerter on Jan. 27, 2013 :
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This is an awesome beginning to a great series! Rayla escapes her over protective aunt to go away to college. She finds out more about herself than she's bargained for as she has drop dead gorgeous men vying for her affections. The story gets even deeper as she realizes she might have to fight her attraction to them in order to prevent being trapped forever. I love a good fae story, and this is certainly one of them. This story was truly unique, one you can easily get absorbed into once you get over the, “I'm attracted to everyone” thing. The book gets far more interesting during the second half which sets up a great stage for further additions to the series.
(review of free book)
Review by: Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books on Jan. 20, 2013 :
I loved this book. I love books about the Fae, and this one was in our world, so it made it really interesting to me. Christie Rich does an amazing job in making her characters emotionally well-developed. She also really does a great job describing the setting, and situation and makes you feel like you are actually there, right next to the characters. I love that. I found myself feeling what she felt, all the emotional ups and downs, they felt like they were my own. I really didn’t want the book to end. I will have to get the next few books soon as I am able, as I really want to see how this story will unfold. I see great things to come, for sure.

Rayla’s life really gets torn upside down, after she leaves the “sanctuary “of her home with her aunt. She finds out she is an Elemental, one who can bond with a fae lord in order to combine their powers and rule. So, these lords can sense Elementals, so because of that, she is quickly being pursued by 5, yes I said 5 hot, god-like fae lords. These 5 fae each have an element specialty (there are five, water, earth, fire, air, and ether, which is spirit) and they bond for 5 of a human’s lifetimes (which I would say is part of the meaning of the books name) So, Rayla has a decision to make, first, does she want to bond, and second, which one of these five to bond to? This is a hard one, as she feels a very strong compulsion to each of them, and then she has to remember, that at anytime, any of them, could easily kidnap her to Faeresia and bond to her against her will.

It sure had me fascinated, and do not want to say much more on what happens, I do not want to spoil anything for you. I think this first book by Christie is well written, and will capture the attention of YA and older alike, (I am in that older category, and I enjoyed it a lot) People who like the paranormal, and fae fantasy types (like the Iron Fey for example) will love this. It’s a unique story, and its suspenseful, and a fast easy interesting read.

I highly recommend giving it a try, heck, the price is right, free for ebook download. Great way to try the new series, and decide from there on the next books.

5 out of 5 stars for me.
Here is a quote that I liked, I really started to like Luke.

I touched his strong jaw, not able to help myself. “I am no savior, Luke.” A look of despair crossed his eyes, but he hid it quickly. He covered my hand. “There is an expression that was popular in your world some time ago. Something about setting a carriage before a steed.” I smiled. This guy was getting to me, and I didn’t like it. “I think it was ‘don’t put your cart before your horse’


Come by my blog for the book tour, have a giveaway for books 2 and 3 and a great Dream Cast.
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-book-tour-five-elemental.html
(review of free book)
Review by: shyd on Jan. 14, 2013 : (no rating)
Ok I have to say that I have had this book for a while then when I saw there was going to be a blog tour I couldn't put off reading it any longer. I now want to smack myself for waiting so long to read this book because I will sum it up in one word Ah-Mazing. I am totally in love with this book and was glued to it from start to finish. The main character Rayla drew me in. She was so cool on so many levels with her strong personality and confidence. I loved that even when things freaked her out she still pushed through and refused to give up. My first thoughts was that Rayla was just your typical girl going through life and about to embark on a big step of starting college.

I loved that this book was set on a college campus. It is refreshing when the book has characters living more of a college life and more independent and having to depend on themselves more. I loved seeing the evolution of Rayla as she grew and learned more about herself. I have to say that she would have probably been stronger than I would have been when all the fae lords starting coming after her. They were all so delicious in their own ways. I think I would have to say that my favorite out of all of them was Zach though. I loved that he just seemed to like Rayla for more than just the powers she possessed. He had a real interest in her and wanted to know more about her than what was on the surface.

I loved the relationship that Rayla had with Cassie too. She was really a good friend and I loved the back story we learned on Cassie too. It really helped in explaining why she was the way she was and gave way more insight into her. I loved that Rayla was so protective of her too and would do anything to keep her safe. They truly had an awesome relationship. I have to say that when Rayla visits the Fae world oh my the world building was like nothing I have seen in a long time. The author's descriptions were so vivid and realistic I really envisioned the place in my mind. I could see myself seeing it as Rayla did and being just a awed and shocked as she was.

Overall this read is a must read for lovers of fae books. This book is more than just a fae book though because it really shows a girl coming to terms with who she will become and just how strong she may be. I loved all aspects of this book and highly recommend it to others. You will laugh and cry in parts of this book because it takes you on an emotional roller coaster that you won't want to get off of. I was so addicted to this book that downloaded the next book on my Nook the same night. I can't wait to read it and see what ride the author takes me on next.
(review of free book)
Review by: Mary Coolbaugh on Jan. 4, 2013 :
I got hooke don this story after the 1st chapter..Cant wait to read the next one..Hopefully it will bring it all together.
(review of free book)
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