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Recurve: The Elemental Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

"My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental."

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen.

I've been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King's Elite Guards, an Ender.

Option one will kill me.

Option two is meant to break me, but is the only way to survive.

Did I mention I have no power like the rest of the elementals, and my connection to the earth is worth next to nothing?

Could things get any worse? Of course they can. Welcome to being an Elemental.

©2014 Hijinks Ink Publishing (P)2017 Hijinks Ink Publishing

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    Ashlee Thatcher 05-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A great first book in amazing series"

    Wonderful narration and a captivating and engrossing story. you will become invested fast. Emotional and engaging.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Katty 05-11-17
    Katty 05-11-17 Member Since 2015

    "A Book is a Dream that you hold in your hand"

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    "Avatar on Steroids"

    This was a great listen with different twist and turns. Its like a spinoff of Avatar on Steroids, but for Adults. It could use some more details on the sexy "times". It has an evil stepmother and a choosen child. Well worth the credit, ready for the next book!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    DragonLady 04-28-17
    DragonLady 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful!"

    Fantastic story & Lauren is amazing! this is a strong start to this series, and I will definitely be reading more from this author, and I have already picked out more performances by Lauren :-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Book Junkie 05-31-17
    Book Junkie 05-31-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Legacy"

    Good first story start. Nice to read about Larkspur's beginning, a character introduced in the Rylee Adamson stories. Death, destruction, battle, lies, treachory, and a beginning abound in this story. I'm looking forward to book 2.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    spruillella 05-05-17
    spruillella 05-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "powerful"

    liked this book a lot. great characters. love books with lots of special powers and mystic people. can't wait to read next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa and Josh 06-05-17 Member Since 2016

    Josh enjoys sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, and LitRPG books while Melissa enjoys paranormal and romance/drama.

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    "Pretty good story here!"

    I was given this story for an honest review. Also, I listened to the audiobook version of this story. Needless to say, this was a good listen. It was unique and left me wondering what was going to happen next.

    The story kept me entertained and the narrator did a great job narrating.

    Questions/Comments:

    The Queen made Lark forget everything, yet, weren’t there people she lived near that knew her and her family? Knew that there was no disease (forgot what it’s called with the borrowers) going around? Wondered what happened to her and her family? I wonder about Cactus as well. Did he have no other friends besides Lark, parents, or other family members? And why was it that they remembered who each other were when they met later on in the story?

    One thing I can't stand? Those that do anything and everything to get a parents approval. In this case, Lark and wanting her father to love her. Once I got to the end, it's mentioned her father was so distance and cruel to her because he didn't want the queen messing with her. Yet, he continued this behavior even after the queen left. And if he was so worried about the queen doing something, why in the world did he stay married to her? Additionally, her father ends up telling her near the end that he did trust her? Huh? He trusted her, yet still believed she had no powers and was under the queen's control? Yup, that sounds like trust to me.

    Speaking of powers...Why couldn't/didn't she show her powers to her father? That part made no sense to me.

    Either way, this was a really interesting story. I've love to read book 2 and would recommend this one to others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DLarios 06-06-17
    DLarios 06-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    Rather interesting world of elementals living in the red wood forest and surrounding area. i recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julianne Castle Greenhills, OHIO United States 09-24-17
    Julianne Castle Greenhills, OHIO United States 09-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good book"

    this is a good book. I'm eager to read the next book. like the narrator as well.

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    MamaBear 09-20-17
    MamaBear 09-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    Twists and turns in the story , unexpected ending, can't wait to read the next book.

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    Suzy 09-19-17
    Suzy 09-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's alright. YA type of book"

    I thought I would like this story, and I did listen to it, but it's a bit too... egg. for my tastes.

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  • Karen Beresford
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    "Love this Series! Great Narrator too!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Great Characters, Plot and likeable Lead coupled with Great Narration. A unique storyline and world and believable explination as in how it could co-exist in present day.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Larkspur. She's vulnerable yet strong. Cactus because he is fun and Ash because you can tell he has hidden depth.


    Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favourite?

    I cant just pick one but Larkspur. Ash and Cactus close seconds.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes but cant just say I laughed or cried, you feel a myriad of emotions some subtle some strong. Don't want to give any spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    So glad these books are being done in Audio now. Lauren Fortgang does a great job and has a great voice. Hope they hurry with the next ones to catch up to the written Series.

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