Saturday, October 19, 2013

Water by Heather James

Title:  Water
Author: Heather James
Series: Elements of Power #2
Published:  Oct 19/13
Page Count: 168
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Water pooled around my feet, rising at an alarming rate. I stared - panicked - at the palms of my hands, willing the water gushing out of them to stop as miraculously as it had begun.

I only sneezed!

Jasmine is struggling to control her new powers, causing floods and fires with an accidental flick of her wrist. In a desperate attempt to master at least one aspect of them, she travels to the Brizan Realm, where she comes closer to discovering the truth about her parents than ever before. But not everyone wants their secrets revealed.

Alone, powerless and, for the first time in her life, afraid, Roxy has only one thought occupying her mind: escaping Cinaer's clutches before it's too late. Her flight will take her across the ocean, but not in the direction she is expecting. Before she can try and get back to Brae, she needs to rescue herself.

Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the girls soon find themselves closer than ever.

My Review:

James’ upbeat writing style keeps you moving forwards while keeping you completely entrenched in the storyline. This is a quick but delightful read that takes you on a journey beyond your wildest imagination while still being put together in a manner that is completely believable. She is very descriptive, yet naturally so. James creates a world that you can visualise in every aspect. Seeing as how she has melded four different worlds together to create a very multicultural yet biased whole, this is quite the feat. I definitely didn’t expect most of the twists that James threw at us throughout the novel, but they all worked well with the storyline as a whole making the story even more exciting.

The recurring characters in this novel are definitely the same individuals that we met in the first story. They do grow somewhat based on their trials and experiences yet they remain the same. The new characters that James introduces in this instalment are quite well developed, even if I really don’t like one of them and another is definitely up to something. I became so attached to some of the characters that I found myself literally crossing my fingers at the end of the novel. My heart aches for some of them and I can’t wait to get back to this wonderful world.

Overall, this is a very fast paced yet smooth novel. It follows very nicely from the first book in the series without spending lots of time on recaps. That said, I definitely suggest reading the first book in the series before diving into this one. But they’re both well worth the time. And they leave you perfectly set up to continue on with the third book, which I’m dying to read after finishing this one.

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