June 18, 2012

Book Review: Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono

Title: Elemental Reality (Elemental #1)
Author: Cesya MaRae Cuono
Release Date: August 21st 2011
Publisher: Revolution Publishing
Source: Purchased for my own reading pleasure

When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve 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 twisted fabrication 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.

My Thoughts

I have to start by mentioning the cover.
The cover whore in me has been aching to get my hands on this book since I first saw it.
GORGEOUS, gorgeous cover! Big ups to the cover artist for this masterful piece of sexy for the eye!
And not only is the cover smexy but each chapter page has some gorgeous elemental beauty on it too, I love it!

Elemental Reality is a faerie story.
A story with faeries unlike any you have seen before.
Fresh unseen powers with new rules, in an interesting and different world filled with dangerous demons out to stalk and kill.
The author has created a story where the old rules don't apply, her faeries don't follow the rules of the realms we have read about so many times before.
Cesya MaRae Cuono has created a brand new world with a fresh voice, full of new and exciting ideas.
And while some of those ideas might not appeal to lovers of a more traditional faerie tale, it definitely makes for a refreshing read.
However, the repetitive use of Aussie slang used could do with some work. Better research could add some credibility to the sentence structuring, as its a hard one to get right when your not familiar with the local lingo!
Admittedly a little bumpy in places, with a slightly unrefined storytelling flow, Elemental Reality is a great story for this young first time author.
Overall the writing was good and the story is an intriguing one but the ending did feel rushed.
And even though I had an idea of what was coming, I liked the cliffhanger.

A good start for a new and fantastical world, 3.5 Stars ;]


  1. Good to see someone doing something different with faeries. I might give this one a go, bumpy spots notwithstanding. Thanks for the review!

  2. I hope you enjoy it Imelda, and thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Happy reading :)


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