Title: The Elementalists
Author: Chris Sharp
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Rising sea levels, droughts, earthquakes, tornadoes. Far below the earth’s crust, imprisoned in ancient slumber, the elemental powers of the land grow restless…
Meanwhile, in small town Virginia, Chloe McClellan’s first day of sophomore year was an epic fail. After she becomes the target of the fiery queen of the It-Girls in gym, she gains instant notoriety when she’s struck by lightning. That’s when things start to get weird.
There are disconcerting gaps in her memory, and freaky weather seems to follow her everywhere. She comes to believe that either she’s going insane, or her accident has awoken a terrifying creature from mythology, triggering the final countdown to the extinction of humankind.
Chloe finds unlikely help from a trio of male classmates: the grounded captain of the football team, the flighty stoner with a secret, and the enigmatic transfer student who longs for the sea. All the while, she struggles with the growing realization that dragons exist, and she, and her friends, may be the only ones who can stop them.
In the first book in the epic new Tipping Point Prophecy series, global dragon mythology is reimagined against a backdrop of ecological disaster, high school angst, and the power of the human spirit when working in accord with the elements.
Ok so I received this book on Netgallery for an honest review. I first requested to read it because I loved the cover. Love dragons and favorite color is blue. 😉 What I didn’t realize was that I wouldn’t be able to put the book down when I stated reading it.
Chloe is a fifteen year old sophomore that is just starting high school. She has an archenemy that dies everything in her power to make Chloe a laughing stock of the school. You would think this is just about high school drama but that is not all what it seems. During school Chloe makes fast friends with three Senior boys that are completely different then each other and her.
You might think that is all that is good about this book however, you would be surprised! Chloe some how awakens an ancient dragon that is part of a prophecy. She goes on thinking that he its not real but have to face facts when he actually talks to her. Chloe then goes out of her way to help him as she can.
Reading Elementalists will keep you guessing and wondering what will happen and how these five high schoolers might play a part it this prophecy. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something that is SciFi, fun, and heartfelt. Yes it does dive into some deep belief about how we, humans, are polluting the earth and causing sometimes more harm then good but all in all it is a great read.