Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blog Tour: The Blood of the Hydra (Elementals #2) by Michelle Madow

The Blood of the Hydra
Elementals #2

Michelle Madow

April 18, 2016

Dreamscape Publishing

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GR's Summary:

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It's an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most. 

Finding out that her new school had her in a special homeroom for witches was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. It’s a secret she needs to keep not only from the Head Elders, but from the super-sexy witch Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with even before he broke up with his long-term girlfriend, the vengeful witch Danielle. 

Now Nicole and the four others gifted with powers over the elements, including Blake and Danielle, must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. Three magical items are needed, including the blood of the slain hydra – ingredients that they must journey to the dangerous, mystical islands in Greece to retrieve. 

The monsters they face on this journey will be more threatening than anything they’ve encountered yet. But with the fate of the world on their shoulders, it’s up to the Elementals to return home victorious. Will they find the ingredients they need? Can Nicole and her friends pull off this mission while the tension between her, Blake, and Danielle threatens to ruin everything? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers? 

Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world – or die trying. 

Elementals Series:
Our Review of The Prophecy of Shadows Here

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My Thoughts:

I am loving the Elemental Series so much!  It is filled with magic, adventure, fun filled fantasy, and references to the epic Greek Poem, The Odyssey.  This has been a series that I have enjoyed reading from beginning to end, and I am always looking forward to the next book in the series!

In, The Blood of the Hydra, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, Kate, and Chris become closer than ever!  Their mentor Darius is teaching them how to hone their skills over spirit, fire, water, earth, and air.  While Nicole has strong feelings for Blake, she is keeping her distance from him, in order to keep the group close and functioning for the greater good.  In the first book, Blake dumped Danielle, and Nicole doesn't want to cause problems by starting a relationship with him.  Also, Nicole is keeping a huge secret from Blake and the rest of the group, and she feels very guilty about it.

In this sequel, "The Elementals" are sent on a very dangerous journey to collect items that are very difficult to get.  These items will help them stop the Titans from returning to earth from Kerberos, (a prison world that the Olympian Gods exiled them to.)  Along the way, the group encounters many fantastical creatures, sharpens their individual skills, as well as their friendships, by working together as a strong collective unit.

I highly recommend the Elementals for pre-teens and teens.  It is a very innocent read, and yet it hooks you with wild adventures, realistic teen characters, magic, and little bit of romance.  This would be a great family read.  I could see it being the perfect mother-daughter read.  However, this story transcends gender, and I believe both males and females would enjoy it equally!   

My Rating:

I'm ready for the next book in the series, The Head of Medusa!  Greek Mythology is so much fun to read, and this series expertly weaves it in, while giving us Ms. Madow's own special unique twist!  I give, The Blood of the Hydra, by Michelle Madow, 4 Magical Scavenger Hunt, Adventurous Twists & Turns, and A Fun Bookish Escape Filled Stars!!!

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About Michelle Madow:

Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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