Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Review; Elemental: The First (Primord #1) by Alexandra May

Just who is Halíka Dacomé?

To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal. Another new town here, another new school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays — except now she must hide a precious secret from everyone, a gift from birth that defies modern day science. 

Her dreams become riddled with a warrior woman called Halíka Dacomé, but are they visions or messages from the future? She starts her own investigation but encounters more questions than answers. Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire doesn’t help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain

Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire. Or did he? 

For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realises that despite assurances people are not always what they seem. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halíka Dacomé is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.

My thoughts
Rose is like any other teenage girl, except she as the power to heal herself and others. when her parents move away Rose moves in with Grandmother, this is where everything changes. She begins to learn there is much more to her unique powers than she first realised and that her Grandmother may no more than she is letting on.
soon her dreams start to become more intense and filled with a woman named Halika Dacome.

I really enjoyed reading this story, it was a fairly original story and Rose was a likeable and down to earth character.I loved the mystery and myths that surrounded Halika Dacome and the village and I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery of the disappearances with Rose and her friends. I was surprised by the truth of her friends and family and look forward to the next instalment 

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