Rating 3 stars
Is control over the elements a gift, or a curse?
Roxy thinks that she is in control of everything: with flames flaring at her fingertips and an equally fiery attitude, what more could she need? But then she meets Brae, a prince from a rival Realm, who turns her assumptions of superiority upside down.
Jasmine has none of Roxy’s confidence or intensity. But she does have a secret – and Brae – and she’s not going to give either up willingly.
I would like to thank Heather James for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book starts with a bang but then it kind of fizzles until the second half when it is once again up and running. The story is told by two girls, Roxy and Jazz who in many ways could not be more different. Roxy comes from the cruel hellion realm where everything is bright, passionate and fiery. Jazz comes from the peaceful Arcan Realm where religion is highly valued and colour is rarely worn. When events pull both of these girls towards Brae, prince of the Arcans they may find they are not so different after all. This book is quite well written particularly for a self-published debut novel, however there were some things (for me at least) that fell a little flat. While the realms were wonderfully thought out each being given their intricacies it almost made them a little flat with each realm being quite specific in their personalities, this led to a few characters blending. The book itself reminded me in many ways of the “Avatar the last air bender” series which given how much I love that series is not such a bad thing. And I must say I am curious as to where this story will be taken in the next book. I loved the development of Roxy but I felt as if I didn’t get to know Jazz or Brae quite as much as I would have liked. The lack of reaction when her secret came out, I must admit surprised me, but perhaps this is merely being addressed in the next book.
at this stage the next book in the series is unknown