Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blog Tour: Elemental Secrets by Elle Middaugh

Elemental Secrets 

Elle Middaugh
(The Essential Elements, #1)
Publication date: February 27th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Valerie Moore was a beautiful, headstrong girl with below-average social skills and above-average anxiety (including a flair for over-analyzing).
With her mother long deceased, and her father recently deployed, she ends up being sent to live with her eccentric aunt in a tiny town nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania. But, being a Navy brat had made her into a bit of a loner, and making friends certainly wasn’t her strongest suit. As if the life of a typical teen wasn’t hard enough.
But Valerie soon discovers she’s not a typical teenager. Not by a long shot.
SECRETS are revealed…
…About her family, about her newfound friends and relationships, and about her whole world… Things that have been kept from her for her entire life…
But the biggest secret of all is revealed when Valerie discovers that she has Elemental powers, and a chain of inexplicable and irrevocable events unleashes throughout the little town…
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

This is the first book that I have read by Elle, and I know that it isn't going to be the last. Elemental Secrets is the first book in the Essential Elements series. When I first started this book I was immediately drawn in. The beginning grabs you and it gently sets you down after the roller coaster is over. But that doesn't happen until the end. Not only does this have parts in it that you just want to reach through the book to slap a person stupid (Loren), but it has moments that you just want to keep smiling a huge grin because you are so happy for Valerie everything seems to be falling nicely in place, until it doesn't. There are definitely things that Val can't explain. Things start to become very strange the closer she gets to Holden. But her 18th birthday will be day that she will not forget. 

Elle is a wonderful writer that makes everything she writes very vivid. She has a way to capture the characters personality and transform it into a great story. I can't wait until she releases her second book. I have a feeling that I will be re-reading this until the next book comes out. I just want to make sure that I didn't miss anything. If you like elemental persons, if you like SYFY, if you like YA this book is for you. If you don't like any of those, then you are missing out!

Author Bio:
Elle Middaugh is a newly published author, born in the sticks outside of Clearfield, Pennsylvania. After moving around the east coast a number of times, she now lives in her hometown with her husband and three children.
Reading has been a favorite past time since Elementary School and choose-your-own-adventure books. Writing has been her dream since Middle School when she first began penning her own material. Being published is the most awesome achievement in her writing career so far, but she hopes for more exciting landmarks and stepping stones in the future!
She’s a proud Navy wife; a frazzle-brained mother; a homebody who dislikes cleaning; a fan of tennis, and fitness in general; a lover of hot tea, mountain dew, and all things fiction; and she’s a bigger My Little Pony fan than her children.


1 comment:

  1. Great review, Kelly! This sounds like a wonderfully written read and very character driven, too! Glad you liked it! :)


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