When Callie Pierce was 10, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of the anniversary of her disappearance 12 years later, the Earth seemingly comes alive. The elements speak to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a fabrication, twisted to protect her. Now the truth is set free.
Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.
©2011 Cesya MaRae Cuono (P)2012 Revolution Publishing Inc.
The promise I found in this book's description was never realized by the actual book. The writing is SO bad. The main characters, though they're in their late teens/early 20s, sound like the kids on my nephew's Nickelodeon shows. The dialog is strangely dated, though, and would be more appropriate in a book set in the 1990s. It sounds as though the author internalized the dialog of Scream, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dawson's Creek, and then bastardized those speech patterns in this book. If I'd done a facepalm every time I heard some improbable turn of phrase in here, I'd have the imprint of my palm tattooed on my forehead.
Although the characters are always talking, they usually manage to avoid sharing important or useful information with one another. Why? I suspect they're just as bored with themselves as I am.
I suspect that I wouldn't have hated this book quite as much in print, but the whiny voices of the characters, combined with the bizarre and unconvincing mythology of this world, make me really regret purchasing this book.
You've been warned.
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