Reviews for Fire

Started reading wondering if the story was going to follow other elemental story lines. However, quickly discovered it is would not. The characters are fleshed out well and descriptions of places and the military are presented appropriately. Story is paced well and does not squeeze it all down at the end. Overall worth it, only problem now is waiting for the rest of them to come out.

Fire: The Elemental Series is a debut young adult novel by Belle Manuel. The story is based around two twin siblings Chad and Chelsea, who each have a unique ability to control one of the elements. Chad has power of the elemental water and is in control of his ability, but Chelsea whose element is fire is struggling to handle her powers. One night Chelsea has a nightmare that causes her to become upset and accidentally burn down the house that she shares with her father and twin brother. This sets Chad and Chelsea on separate paths. Chelsea goes to a college that teaches people with her unique abilities control and skill they need to survive a world that doesn't easily except their existence. Chad enlists in the special forces for people who have control over the element water.

Chelsea, our lead female character starts out weak but grows tremendously in this first book alone. I think the flaws she does possess and the mistake she makes along the way just makes you relate to her more and become more involved in her story. Chad on the other hand, I have yet to really find a redeeming quality about. My favorite character is Blaze, he is broken but has a good heart.

This story gets you involved as soon as you read the first chapter and keeps you wanting more. The plot is different than a lot of YA books out there and isn't necessarily concentrated on just the romantic parts of the story. There is mystery, loss, magic, fantasy and a war brewing all twirled into one great story line. If you are looking for a fresh new series to read, I would recommend this one.

Morven32, Amazon Reviewer

I really enjoyed this novel! As soon as you pick it up it immediately grabs your attention and never lets go. The author did a great job with the character development and back story so you as the reader never feel lost. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read! I can't wait for the next one!

Jeremy Neff, Amazon Reviewer
Tara Colaruotolo, Amazon Reviewer

The author has a fresh and exciting way of telling a story. The story line flows, making this an enjoyable book to read. The characters are well developed. I very much look forward to the next book in the series!!

Just off the description, this book is amazing! It's new, fresh and a different style than what I am used to with books of today. Can't wait to read it!

I have heard of the review about this book. I can't wait to get my copy!

SimplyJessy, BN.com Reviewer
Amy Hues, Amazon Reviewer
Anonymous, BN.com Reviewer

This book was great, and an awesome start to what I hope to be a long standing franchise.
I liked the way the author took away the stereotypes that we picture for certain elements, especially since I was a HUGE Avatar fan. It gave a totally different idea of what people could do with the elements.
Overall, awesome read. Would highly recommend.

I loved this book! I got a signed copy at one of her local signings, and I am so excited for the sequel to come out! this is one of my new favorite series'!

LaLauren, BN.com Reviewer
Lauren Scott, Amazon Reviewer

This was such a good book! It has all the elements of fantasy and magical realism that I love. I can't wait for the next one.

Jen M.
Amazon Reviewer