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Review: Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono

Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono
Published by Revolution Publishing Inc
Publication date: August 21, 2011
Pages: 242 (e-arc)
Source: Publisher
Buy the book: Amazon

Summary via Goodreads:

When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that’s only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.

Ever since I saw the cover of this book, I started pining for it. It’s one of the best and drool-worthy covers I’ve seen this year! Aside from that gorgeous cover, the story was another reason to love Elemental Reality. Cesya Cuono managed to fuse reality with the magical world of Callie and her family and friends effortlessly. Thumbs up for that!

The story was fast-paced and the action was relentless! I have so many favorite aspects of the story, first on my list is how very well the characters are written. The protagonist, Callie Pierce is a very interesting character. This is the first time I’ve encountered a heroine who is a punk-rocker with a very strong personality unlike the usual bashful or loner kind of heroines we see on YA novels. So Callie, for me, was breath of fresh air. She’s a confident and independent, well-balanced kind of girl plus, her snarky attitude made me like her even more. Her sister, Lola was another character I genuinely enjoyed. She’s almost the same as Callie but I think she’s more outgoing and she speaks her mind more often than her sister. I also enjoyed other characters like the two men in Callie’s life. Cayden was kind of like the mysterious and bad boy kind of guy. I just find him utterly intriguing! Oli, on the other hand, is the sweet and charmer Australian guy. He’s a laid-back kind of guy and has a lot of common sense. Callie have distinct chemistry with both of these guys but I personally like Oli.

Also, the idea of faeries battling against demons was really quite stirring and the idea about soulmates was absolutely fascinating!

Elemental Reality was a great and fun read. It’s hilarious, full of adventures with a right amount of romance that make your heart race. I’m giving this 4.5 out 5 stars and this is highly recommended to all fantasy lovers out there just like me!

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