Author: Christina Mobley
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: December 12, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Romance
Related Books: Exposure
There are people born in this world with a powerful connection to the earth itself...
They have an unbreakable and extraordinary bond. Every seven years, five people are born on the same day, at the exact same time. The elements bind them; earth, fire, wind, water, and spirit. They call them, Elementris.
Ava Vangeretta is seventeen years old and different. Unlike most born of the element, she was born alone. She has the power of all five elements. Ava is the first True Elementris to be born in many years. As her eighteenth birthday approaches she is faced with a choice. Give up this rare gift and live the normal life she has always craved or accept it and challenge the current True Elementris in a battle to the death!
Ava's past haunts her as she struggles to decide. In her present, the seasons are colliding together, storms are destroying lives, and love is a dangerous curse. The current True Elementris is behind it all and she will do whatever necessary to keep Ava from making it to her eighteenth birthday. Ava's decision threatens the lives of the two people she cares about most. Can you choose between love and friendship?
Get ready for the storm...
In the first book of the Vangretta Curse series introduces us to seventeen year old Ava who early on we see has some unusual abilities, but they are a bit of a mystery. Living with her Aunt who has abilities of her own, Ava want nothing more than to ignore fact that her powers appear to be getting stronger. Anytime Ava is in a possibly dangerous situation, a shadow of a man always seems to be near. For reasons Ava cannot understand, he refers to her as Princess.
In a nutshell, special people are born with the ability to control one of the five elements: water, earth, wind, fire, and spirit. Ava however is finding that unlike her Aunt, she is able to control all of the elements. Through the course of the story, Ava learns that at the age of eighteen she will be given the choice to give up her abilities for good, or accept them and become the True Elementris, AKA the embodiment of “mother nature”.
Early on the writer draws the reader by only offering up bits and piece a spoonful at a time making me crave more. I enjoyed how the author took time to show the bond between various characters – Ava & her aunt, Ava & Brea, etc. Although some were secondary characters, they were well written allowing me to feel as if I knew so much about them. I do however wish that bond between Ava and Alec was a bit more detailed. Given the age of the characters there were no hot & heavy love scenes.
Overall, I thought this was a well written book with an original storyline that pulled me in. The book did not end with a major cliffhanger, but it did however leave me wanting to find out more about what would happen to Ava and the Clutch.
I would recommend this book for early teens and up. There is no foul language or “lustful acts”. This was a clean, well thought out, and well written book.