Sunday, October 13, 2013

Book Review: Water

Title Water

Series Elements of Power, book 2

Author Heather James

Release Date October 19, 2013

Water pooled around my feet, rising at an alarming rate. I stared - panicked - at the palms of my hands, willing the water gushing out of them to stop as miraculously as it had begun.

I only sneezed!

Jasmine is struggling to control her new powers, causing floods and fires with an accidental flick of her wrist. In a desperate attempt to master at least one aspect of them, she travels to the Brizan Realm, where she comes closer to discovering the truth about her parents than ever before. But not everyone wants their secrets revealed.
Alone, powerless and, for the first time in her life, afraid, Roxy has only one thought occupying her mind: escaping Cinaer's clutches before it's too late. Her flight will take her across the ocean, but not in the direction she is expecting. Before she can try and get back to Brae, she needs to rescue herself.
Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the girls soon find themselves closer than ever.

In Water, we learn more about the Sephan and Brizan realms. We've got a pretty clear picture of all the realms now (Sephan, Brizan, Helian, and Arcan). I'm so glad we were treated to more of James's world building. I love that every realm so distinctly represents its people. Her descriptions make these places so real to me that I wish I could visit them and meet these people. Love it.

In Fire's review, I commented that I was excited to learn about Jasmine's abilities. I'm so glad I didn't have to wait long. Water provides a clearer picture of Jasmine, her abilities, and how she came to be. While I still like Roxy, Water made it so easy to fall in love with Jasmine.

While I didn't feel like there was a lot going on in Water, it was still a very strong book. We learned more about Jasmine, the Sephan realm, and the Brizan realm. The book ends in a cliffhanger that feels like it's going to bring about a lot of action in the storyline.

I look forward to continuing the series and being treated to more of Heather James's wonderful writing.


4 out of 5 stars

* A copy of this book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

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