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Smashwords book reviews by Tanychy

  • Water on July 03, 2012

    Oh how much I love when book manage to surprise me! This is one of them. This story is something new for me. The story still contains magic elements but in the same time is really realistic. Story about elements is not new. We all know about four basic elements and fifth spirit element and also story about Gaia is not new, but what is new (at least for me) is that the author put those elements together nicely. Not just that she also created relations between characters so that you're not only interested in story about elements and their rulers but also in relations between characters. Water is magic story about basic elements. Every element can be controlled separately but only Gaia can control them all. When Kaitlyn finds herself on one unknown place and when she discovers everything about elements her life changes completely. She meets members of The Seven organization and they're hell-bent on saving the Earth. As in every organization you never know who to trust especially if you're new there. I won't tell you more about the story, you should discover it all by yourselves. I find this story really interesting. It kept my attention from first till last page. I expect the story to become even better. Only thing that could have been better is the end. For me everything happened too fast. But as there will be more book in series the real end I hope will be better. Yet another thing this story is probably not appropriated for younger readers. It contains some violent scenes. Speaking of I can't remember the last time I wanted to slap someone so much as I wanted to slap "somebody" in this book. When I think about it it's not only one person (you'll know who I'm talking about). All in all this was a really interesting and nice read. Oh I almost forgot. The covers! They look amazing!
  • Air on July 03, 2012

    NOTE! This review will contain spoilers if you haven’t read first book in series Water! Although this book has it’s ups and downs it is really good sequel after Water. In water focus was on elements more than realtions between people. We still contionue to discover new things about elements and here the focus is on air. Just to explain, even thoug everybook in series is named after one of the elements, it doesn’t necesary mean that whole book is only focused on that element. Focus is always on all of them and balance between them. So as I was saying this book is a bit different, because here story tells about Kaitlyn’s feelings and her condition. In Air the story continues. After saving Kaitlyn, Micah and the rest of the team is trying to firnd Shawn. They’re back home and they’re trying to do their best to find him. For Kaitlyn things are harder than usual. She’s been thriugh a lot, but also she has one more thing to carry and that is her baby. She is trying to hide it, but she can hide it for long. Soon enough Micah finds out and things have to change for her. We also meet Alex better here, btw he is really great character in this book. After a lot of things they are going to face with their biggest enemy. What make this book really good is that you never know what’s coming next. Really a lot of things in this book I couldn’t imagine. One of them is the end. It’s completely logical and reasonable but still I didn’t see that coming. One little thing that could have been better (if you ask me) is the relationship between Kaitlyn and Micah. I miss emotions there, whereas when I read Shawn’s name I have no problem with killing him over and over again in my head. All in all, this is still great and unusually series for me. Therefore I can’t wait to get my arc of Fire!