"Feelings are real. They often become one's reality. But they are not always based on truth..."
New Eden Township is more than a dungeon for Fillion Nichols. Sealed inside the experimental Mars colony, there is no escape from anyone, especially the young woman who has haunted his life for nearly six years. To preserve his sanity, he focuses on one goal: decoding the mystery behind the Watson deaths.
Meanwhile, to prove his worth to the Daughter of Earth, a young nobleman ventures beyond the walls of the biodome and experiences the Outside world for the first time. But his quest takes an unpredictable turn when he meets Lynden Nichols and Mack Ferguson, who draw him into their world--an underground community also confined and isolated by society.
As worlds converge, each young man faces a choice that will affect the survival of an entire community. And to save the generation they fight for, both men must defy the boundaries of everything they know.
Cultures collide as The Biodome Chronicles continues in a compelling quest for truth, forging an unforgettable story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.
Are you ready to discover what is real?
"...Elements was a beautiful, original, and well-written second addition to this series..."
-- Kookie Krysp Reviews
"Elements presents the most thoughtful, realistic vision of the near future Ihave seen in this genre so far... part murder mystery, part romance,part fantasy, part science fiction, part eco-punk, but the mix neverfeels contrive."
-- Selah J. Tay-Song, award-winning author of Dreams of QaiMaj series
"...an incredible blend of mystery, sci-fi, fantasy,and romance...I couldn't for the life of me predict how this book wouldend."
-- Tyffany Hackett, author of The Thanatos Trilogy
"Elements is a fantastic romp, seamlessly blending theultra-modern with the medieval - a wonderful addition to the series!"
-- J. Ellen Ross, author of the Mad Queen's Massacre series
The crispness and confidence with which the narrative is revealed, and howthe characters are brought to life, is brilliant. The textures andvisuals are vividly woven into the plot layers, all threaded togetherwith Jesikah's masterful use of language and dialogue."
-- Artic Fricbergs, author of The Muskokans
About the Author
Jesikah Sundin is a sci-fi/fantasy writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek. In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses. She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens shoes ... Oh! And the forest is her happy place.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*Recieved this book as part of Jesikah's ARC team in return for a honest review* Jesikah did it again. Elements started off right where Legacy ended. From page 1 I was sucked back into the story. I loved that this book was as detailed as Legacy, lots of unexpected twists and turns. But I loved it! The character development was really well done and this second book contained a little more action than the first one, both inside and outside. I loved it! I can't wait for the third book to be finished. Keep up the awesome writing Jesikah!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I don't want to give too much away, so I won't include any spoilers or mention specific characters in this review. Sundin packs more action and intrigue into this sequel to Legacy. From the first page, you are swept along with each new discovery the characters make. I love this series because it pushes one to think about the ethics and consequences of sealing people within a closed community, essentially freezing them inside a LARP time capsule while the outside world hurtles toward an unknown, destructive future. The author weaves a tale of artistry and romance with one of cold, psychological analysis and heart-breaking detachment. It was an enlightening and engaging read that left me in breathless suspense! I'm very eager to know if and how the lives of the younger generation in this unique tapestry will come together in the final installment.
Jesikah Sundin's first novel, Legacy, was like a rich dessert to be savored slowly. Its sequel, Elements, is no less sweet or delicious, but pulled me through the pages as quickly as a child gulping up ice-cream. In Legacy we were introduced to the world of the Biodome with hints and glimmers of the outside world of the mid 21st century. In Elements, both worlds are woven together as characters from each explore what are to them foreign landscapes. The landscapes of the Biodome are luscious and enticing! As a lover of conservatories and greenhouses of any kind I was drawn in immediately by the idea of an enclosed Eden. Meanwhile, in the gritty outer world, unemployment abounds and disillusionment and social disconnection reign. Elements presents the most thoughtful, realistic vision of the near future I have seen in this genre so far. A master of theme, Sundin winds rich symbolism throughout her plot like ivy. Everything is significant and interrelated, from the trees, to the fish tank in a character's room, to the quotes heading the chapters. When you read this book, prepare to be stimulated as well as entertained. Elements is a feast for the intelligent reader; it provokes all kinds of philosophical questions. The simple story holds a multitude of ideas within its petals; the reader who looks deeper will see them. Elements is part murder mystery, part romance, part fantasy, part science fiction, part eco-punk, but the mix never feels contrived; Sundin blends these genres seamlessly. The characters are iconic and come to life on the page. They feel like real friends. I have a crush on pretty much every male character in this book. Except Hanley, Ewww! But especially Coal. Oui, Oui, speak French to me, please . . . The women of the biodome are strong as well as elegant, while the ones we get to know in the outside world are necessarily tough--but good-hearted. I have one complaint about Elements: It ended. I hope Sundin produces the next book soon, because I for one will be waiting with bated breath!