Welcome to my stop on the Fire blog tour
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I love this series. Check out my reviews of the first three books
4. FireFire by Shauna Granger
Expected publication: December 18th 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: eARC from Author
Series: Elemental Series #4
Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.
They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home. Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.
In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.
I have read and enjoyed this series right from the very start. I was so excited to be a part of the Fire blog tour. I feel like I have really gotten to know Steven, Shayna and Jodi over these 4 installments of the Elemental Series. I love this series. Shauna Granger consistently puts out quality books, and what I really love about her stories is that she always brings something new and unique to each book. Even though the basic premise stays the same, three friends each with a different elemental power learn magic, there are subplots and intricacies and new characters and new creatures. I feel like I could continue to read stories about them and never get bored.
Fire starts out with a bang, err fire I guess. Each of the books follows a different element and fire is Steven's element. I was so excited to see him step up and take a more central role. I love steven so much. I feel so bad for him sometimes. I think he is too hard on himself. Plus he is an amazing friend to Jodi and Shayna. Fire actually fascinates me, but I know it is super hard to contain, so it's also scares me a lot. So I kind of got a kick out of reading about it. I could totally imagine Steven standing the in forest surrounded by fire completely fascinated.
I'll admit that I was a little bit nervous that Shayna was going off the deep end at the start of the story. She seemed power hungry in the opening sequence in the forest. But ultimately, her friends made me feel more at ease about her initial behavior. They totally got why she did what she did, so I brushed it off as well. Plus I really like Shayna because she is so awesome and intuitive, and I like the character growth I've seen from book 1. Everyone has really progressed as a character, and when I read a series this is something that I look for and something that makes me really happy as a reader. I loved the new addition of the angel stuff, that was so cool. I actually forgot about it from when I read book 3 so I was super excited when I saw it pop up in Fire.
Fire and the Elemental series overall are great reads for fans of elemental magic. The detail that Shauna puts into her books is amazing. It really makes the story. I feel like I have repeated myself over and over again from my reviews of books 2 and 3, so I will just end with this. If you like magic, read the elemental series by Shauna Granger.
I don't do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!
I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it's been an exciting and terrifying ride.
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