The Elementalist: The Ransomed Souls Series, Book Two Paperback – March 3, 2015
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She manages to get back to Brecken, however almost as soon as they find each other his memory of her is wiped!
Holy crap on a cracker this book is amazing! I love the witty banter between Claire and Alisa. It's hilarious to see the two alpha personalities pair off against one another in the same body.
I was wondering the whole time if two ethereal entities could fist fight!
The pace is perfect, and I felt the frenzy building as the demons came closer to fulfilling their plan.
It hurt my heart in places, some of the sacrifices that are made in the name of goodness.
Excellent book, and I highly suggest that you read this series!!
It was a couple of years ago when I read the first book in this series – Reluctant Guardian. What I remember from it is its cliff hanger ending. I mentioned in the review I wrote for it is I really wanted to read book two. That became especially true after seeing the cover for The Elementalist. Now that I've stated that, what I can say is that it picks up a year after the closing events of Reluctant Guardian. If you're interested in this series, I highly recommend reading book one, as it will make reading book two make more sense, and establishes the main characters and their background stories.
A lot of the main characters return: Alisa, the guardian, who has continued her training, and Brecken, the teenager she was assigned guardianship over. There's the introduction of several new characters, including Claire, the titular Elementalist. I wasn't sure what to think of her at first, but the further into the book I read, the more I began to like her. I think there's potential there, and I'm hoping that if there's a third book, we'll get to see more of her and her mother. There are a lot of chapters in this book, but they're short and I think the book flowed rather well.
Raphael returns as well. This book reminded me of why he's one of my favorite secondary characters in the series. There are also some new revelations, and the ending of the book is open enough that there's there's room for a third book in the series. If so, I really want to read it as well.
My rating of The Elementalist is 4/5 Platypires.
At the end of Reluctant Guardian, we leave Brecken and Alisa in a less than optimal situation. They prevail only to find out they must be separated once again. Ugh! But not even death can keep them apart.
One of the things I loved about this one was that the plot grew a lot. The first one was more focused on Alisa and Brecken's relationship. There was still plenty of plot, but it mostly set up what is happening in this book. The demons are making their move, and Brecken and Alisa are unwittingly at the center of everything.
The plot kept me engaged, and I liked the new characters introduced. Claire and Alisa's relationship was interesting to say the least, and I loved Jamie. My one big gripe is that i didn't like the switch from 1st person to 3rd person POV. I'm not a fan of 3rd person anyway, and I found the back and forth very distracting. It affected the flow and took me out of the story. Other than that I really enjoyed it though and the cover is gorgeous!