REVIEW: The Blood of The Hydra by Michelle Madow

Hello everyone! it’s been awhile since I last posted but I finally brought myself to terms that I couldn’t hold off a post any longer. I missed blogging. A LOT. So now, I’m finally here writing this long awaited post.

I read this book about a month ago when I had the opportunity to receive an eBook copy of it from Michelle Madow herself. In return, all i had to do was write a nice review on Amazon. But, for some reason, my Amazon account doesn’t let me do reviews. I have bought stuff previously on it before but it still won’t let me. So, instead I’m going to do the review on here since it was such an amazing book!

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Title: Elementals: The Blood of The Hydra

Author: Micelle Madow

Series: Elementals

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Release Date: April, 18, 2016


Goodreads Summary:

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

Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret — not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.

Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? 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?


My Review:

This book has been one of my favorites this year! it was very fast paced and all of the action made it turn into an electrifyingly, satisfying novel. I was in a reading slump for a long time and this one was the second book I read after it. it was such an exhilarating book and it fully tore own the walls of my reading slump.

i really liked this book because it had to do a lot with Greek Mythology and it had many ties with The Odyssey by Homer. it’s amazing how present day YA can bring aspects of works of Shakespeare, Homer and Dante Alighieri. Ancient poems turned into present day works of literature. It brings teens and even adults a bit more interested in reading poetry from back then!

Traveling through Greece with the Elementals was a journey I would love to do again. Nicole, Kate, Blake, Chris and Danielle make up an amazing group of witches who fight monsters. Yes, I know. The sound of people fighting monsters sounds ridiculous but, believe me, it is amazing. Every piece of Michelle’s work has been amazing and I can’t wait for more!

I hope that you will all have the opportunity to read Michelle’s novels!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

COVER AND BLURB REVEAL: Elementals: The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow

 

Hello everyone! Today I have the honor of hosting a cover reveal for the third book in Michelle Madow’s Elementals series, The Head of Medusa. I am so excited for this book since the first two in the series were amazing! If anyone has read the Percy Jackson novels, I think you would really enjoy these novels. I, myself haven’t read any of Rick Riordan’s books but, I do know that there is a lot of Greek Mythology incorporated into them. The same goes for Michelle’s new Elementals series. As Michelle begins to stray away from writing series that contain big, lively parties, romance and A LOT of drama, she gives us the Elementals series. Jam-packed with lots of witches, mythology and even some swoon-worthy guys, it’s a series you do not want to miss.

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Title: Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa

Author: Michelle Madow

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: June 29, 2016

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Series: Elementals #3

Format: eBook and Paperback


Synopsis:

THE EPIC JOURNEY CONTINUES IN THE THIRD BOOK OF THE ELEMENTALS SERIES.

Moving to a new town wasn’t supposed to be easy. But for Nicole Cassidy, it meant discovering she was a witch with never before seen elemental powers. Mysteriously given a mission that could help save the world, Nicole and four other gifted classmates journeyed to Greece, where they battled ancient monsters and barely escaped with their lives.

Now Nicole and the Elementals have returned home, and while her relationship with Blake—the fire Elemental—is finally heating up, she can’t rid herself of the guilt that she’s responsible for the death of one of their own in Greece. But she must remain focused, because the portal to the prison world of Kerberos is weakening, and Typhon, one of Earth’s deadliest creatures, has escaped. Now the Elementals must retrieve the only object in the world that can destroy this dangerous monster—the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?

Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.


Cover:

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Isn’t it beautiful? For those who didn’t notice, Danielle is the character on the cover. Unless they changed the person and made it Kate with a background of water. Though, that really wouldn’t make sense.


Preorder: Amazon

Add to Goodreads: HERE


The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free CLICK HERE


Giveaway:

Michelle is offering five lucky winners an eCopy of Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To enter, simply click the link HERE and fill out the rafflecopter!


About The Author:

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Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back 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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Thank you so much to Cameron Yeager at Barclay Publicity for giving me this amazing opportunity!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina