Elemental: The First [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Teenage Famous Five mixed with a bit of Heroes"

Just who is Hal?ka Dacom??

To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal. Another town here, another school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays -- except now she must hide a precious secret ...

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Overview

"Teenage Famous Five mixed with a bit of Heroes"

Just who is Halíka Dacomé?

To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal. Another town here, another school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays -- except now she must hide a precious secret from everyone, a gift from birth that defies modern day science.

Her dreams become riddled with a warrior woman called Halíka Dacomé, but are they visions or messages from the future? She starts her own investigation but encounters more questions than answers. Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire doesn't help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain.

Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire. Or did he?

For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realises that despite assurances people are not always what they seem. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halíka Dacomé is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.

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This book is perfect for teens aged 14 or upwards.

You can visit the authors website at alexandramay.co.uk

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011454899
  • Publisher: Alexandra May
  • Publication date: 7/10/2011
  • Series: Primord Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,504
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 331 KB

Meet the Author

Alexandra May is an English author of three books, bringing together the epic saga of Halíka Dacomé and her modern day equivalent, Rose Frost.

Elemental: The First, Elemental: Origin and The Battle for Arcanon Major draw in Alexandra's love of strong women characters, sci-fi, history, romance and a little warmongering on the side!

For information on the series please visit her website http://www.alexandramay.co.uk

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

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    Rose is anything but an ordinary teenager. Throughout her life her family has been constantly on the move, never staying in one place too long, as a result Rose aims to be an open and bubbly person to combat the loneliness she feels every time she leaves a set of friends. At an early age Rose discovers that she is different, she can do things that her friends can't including being able to heal herself and others. When Rose moves in with her Grandmother Daisy she is given the freedom she craves she teams up with her childhood friends Hannah & Mira who introduce her around town. Rose finds herself drawn to two boys, Aiden the quitessential bad boy and Morgan the mysterious boy who lives on her Grandmothers estate. People have been disappearing from town and when someone close to Rose's new friends is next they decide to start their own investigation. As the mystery unravels Rose discovers that those closest to her have been keeping secrets and everyone has a hidden agenda.

    It was refreshing to have a 16 yr old with little experience in the ways of the heart, she may be drawn to both boys but at the same time she is being cautious. I have a feeling there's more to come with her relationship with both Aiden & Morgan. Daisy is an interesting character, you just know she know's a lot more than what she is willing to admit to!

    This is a tale full of mystery and intrigue, by the end I was wondering just who Rose could trust. It's heavy on the description at the start but by the end Alexandra seems to have found a nice balance between setting the scene, character interaction and plot development. The whole book has set the scene for the next one and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story develops and joining Rose on the next part of her journey.

    63 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

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    You must try it out!

    Again thanks to my favorite group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on Goodreads, Read to Review, and to Kay with all the hard work that goes into this program!

    This is a tough book for me to review I have very mixed up feelings about it but I am giving it 3.5 stars because if I feel this strongly about it I must have really liked it.

    First of all this is not my typical genre, this is more sci-fi than paranormal in my opinion. And second of all this is my constructive opinion... I don't like to say criticism because in the end a book and writing is an art form and who am I say what's right or wrong. I can only give my opinion as to what I believe and experienced as a reader.

    With all that said here goes...

    First the negative because I like leaving on a positive note if at all possible.
    I had a tough time reading this it may have been just a language barrier, meaning the conversation didn't flow for me. I have read British writing before but this felt a bit off for me. Second I felt like Rose was a bit quick to feel things or naive. Without revealing any spoilers, maybe her family is the cause of that but her encounters with her new friends and Morgan moved a bit quick, meaning as a reader it wasn't quite "believable".

    Here is the positive stuff.
    The story was imaginative and original. As a paranormal reader for me to enjoy the story of what I felt was a sci-fi book, it was a good story. There is some really interesting things going on in this small town! The book also feels like a half story to me and ends so abruptly I was left like ... WHAT?????? Now you say how can that be positive? Because the author did her job and got me extremely curious and ready for the next one. This is also a great book for teens, very clean and fun. For parents that like to read a book with their teens and discuss this is a great choice.

    All in all, you have to read it and I will be interested to see all my friends opinions.

    Thank you to Alexandra May for offering up her work to the group for our honest opinions it certainly takes guts and I enjoyed the journey.

    35 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Really good read

    I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. It held my attention and kept me turning pages.

    28 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

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    enjoyed it (:

    "Right now, as I ran along the dark tunnel, retracing my steps back to Aiden, I realised that my old life was over.."

    This book has left me completly and utterly astonished! When I recieved this book for review I knew I was gonna enjoy it, I had no idea though that it was gonna put me on a rollar coaster of love, suspense, mystery and so much more ! This book has surprises around every corner and I loved every moment I spent devouring it! Needless to say, I really liked this book.
    Elemental is threw the eyes of Rose, Rose is moving into her Grandmas house, as far as she knows, her dad has a dangerous job, and some people want to hurt him and his family, so her family leaves her to live with her grandma so she is safe, what rose doesn't know, is there is way more to why they want her living there..Rose meets up with some old friends, and things seem to be going great she even starts to form feelings for Morgan, Morgan seems perfect, but there is someone else occupying Rose's thoughts, and that's Aiden. Aiden is mysterious and dangrous, everyone tells Rose he is bad news and she needs to stay away, but he seems so caring towards Rose that it's hard for her to beilieve them, as more and more weird things start to happen around Rose she will be tested in ways she can't even imagine, her heart will be tested, she will be betrayed, and she will find out what she is to become...
    Alexandra May has put together such an amazing new addition to the YA world, and I can honestly say I can't wait to see more of her work! Elemental took on awhole new fantasy involving the Halíka Dacomé legend, but what Rose believes is a legend, isnt at all. This book had wonderful plot, the story was something new and completly keeps your attention threwout, the characters had great development, scenry is beautifully describeded, this book just had everything I look for in an amazing read.
    One of the best aspects of this story for me was the suspense. This book had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen! Rose is so fearless and threwout the story is put in sistuations where you can't help, but get the feeling something bad is going to happen. This was one of the main reasons this book got me so much, when Rose enters those situations you can't help but keep reading until you know everyone will come out okay!
    The romance is also what really caught my attention, Rose has mixed feelings for both Morgan and Aiden, Morgan is gorgeous and everyone loves him, Rose has feelings for him, but it's nothing compared to the connection she feels when she is around Aiden. Aiden, I completly and totally love him. Alexandra has put together such a unique character when it comes to Aiden, I have never EVER met another character like him, he really is just one of a kind and was such a delight to read.
    All in all this book was an amazing read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a new fantasy or just anyone who is looking for a great read. This book will draw you in with it's suspense and romance, and once you finish, it will leave you begging for book two.

    18 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Great

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It makes your imagination take you on an adventure. Cant wait for th next book.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Good

    I liked it

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Dgjn

    I thought it was very slow at the beginning and was gonna give up on it; however; it turned out to be a very good book and i cant wait for the next one.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Interesting read

    I liked Elemental: The First it was filled with suspense and I was constantly trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Elemental: The First gives a lot of background information of the characters and the town. Normally, I find too much detailed information and not enough action to bore me but Alexandra had a perfect balance between the two. The ending did bug me because I was hoping that we would find out a bit more of what exactly Rose does and more about Aiden and Morgan but it ended right where the suspense was the greatest! Such a cliff hanger! I was in shock that it ended like that. It was like a TV Show finale that is split into 2 weeks and ends with your going NO I NEED MORE WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU END IT THERE ARRRG!!!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Good YA read

    I found this book to be very slow in the beginning. Quite literally, the halfway point was where the story started to pick up for me. The author did a nice job with the interaction of all the characters. I was honestly, a ping pong. Yes you heard me. I couldn't decide who I liked more! At first, obvious choice was Aiden, but then helloooo Morgan. Both equally sexy in their own ways.
    I was annoyed with Rose quite a bit in this book. I felt that she flew off the handle way to quickly, and acted like a pouty brat most of the time. I mean, if I were Morgan, and this chick kept flipping out on me because she did something wrong like break into my house, I wouldn't even bother.
    The end had to be my favorite. That's when all the fun starts to happen. Secrets revealed, deception, heart ache. It was wonderful, and it ended perfectly for a second book.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Loved!

    I absalutely, possitivly loved this book! (I know i didnt spell any of that right) Yeah the beginning was a little slow but over all it was a very intriguing book! My questions and the suspense never diminished. I always wondered 'what will happen?' Will Rose end up with Morgan or Aiden? Was Rose seeing the future through her dreams?
    Omigosh! I loved the way Morgan and Rose met! It was so funny! I also loved Morgan! Awww he was soooo sweet and gentle and caring and... ugh i love him! Please get this book if you are intrigued by fantasy, romance, suspense, and gorgeouse boys who will most definatley charm you!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Elemental

    So this book is amazing i finished it in 3 days i couldnt put it down. I reliaze that in the beginning its slow but it picks up speed torwards the middle of it. In my opinion this book should be every where and with an award winning tilte. Some people might say its like twilight and the romance might be but there is no vampires nor werewolves either.

    Rose Frost- She is the main character. She is a very intreging character. She has some that are unusual but she is a good character.

    Morgan Mcraw- He is a sweet guy who has his heart in the righht place. He does have a litle trouble with his romance with------ but he is a good character

    Adin Devrill- He is a dilincwent. He is really sweet to rose but is he really safe for her.

    Hannah and Mira- They are Roses best friends have been since they were very little.

    Look outfor the next book in the series!!!!!!!!!!
    I CANT WAIT!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    This is a great book for teens and older people like myself. It is about a girl who discovers she has powers on her 16th birthday. She goes to stay with her grandmother and a whole new life enfolds for her. This book has romance, magic, mystery and all the ingredients for a great read.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Book?

    This was a great book! I really enjoyed readin git! I hop eothers have the chanceto read this :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Not so good.

    I have had to re read the first 5 pages just to figure out who is who and what is going on. Actually 4 times but who's counting? I do hope it gets better. I had high hopes when I got it to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Bleh

    Boring very predictable very lame no story line or plot confusing no detail and the girl is very vain. But not in a funny way.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Suberb book

    This book was fantastic does any one know when the next one comes out?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Ewwwww . . .

    This book moves really slow! I would not recommend it. Seriously some parts made me want to throw up. Thats how bad it was. DONT GET IT!!!

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Good book our not?

    Need to know if good book?

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Not the best, nor the worst

    I admit, the way she writes is interesting... it's quite fresh, however, what I couldn't stand were some places where it needed to be trimmed. Fairly bad. I loved her descriptions, her prologue was long, but it kept me engaged throughout. What I didn't was supposed "power". It didn't make sense, overall. Nor did the whole bracelet scenario make a lot of sense since she kind of made it seem a bit over dramatic.
    Nonetheless, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this read, however. But, I admit, again, if you like stories with a very slow, check this book out. This held my attention only because of the prologue, not the character.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    This Book is Boring and Unrealistic in every way

    So fake. Yes, i know this is paranormal but she acts very weird like its supernatural to eat cereal or something. Im just bored so i skipped everything that did not include Aiden. Aiden is the only character in this book that is worth reading about.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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