Elemental Reality by Cesya Cuono

Elemental Reality by Cesya Cuono

Release Date: August 21st, 2011
Publisher: Revolution Publishing
Series: Elemental, Book 1
Rating: Adult/YA 14+
Format: eARC
Source: Sent from publisher for blog tour

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.
**This Review is based on an ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy). The final text/cover may be different.**

"Faeries were a part of that reality. Of my reality"
~pg. 110

First things first...I gotta say, I am LOVING that cover. It's pretty gorgeous! That's what really drew me into the book and when I got the chance to sign up for the blog tour I was like, "HELLS YES!" and, well, here I am!
Elemental Reality is a faerie story like no other, I can tell you that. It's got faeries who can control elements. I haven't seen that in any faerie book I've read. It's also got demons (one kinda hot one as well) and again, I haven't seen that before! This book is magical– it's amazing.

Our leading lady is Callie, who as she turns 22 (or rather...21 again–it's all explained in the book) discovers that her senses have heightened. They grow stronger that she can smell her fireplace from entering the front door. She can smell the woods nearby her house when she wakes up.
I really loved her character. She's not shy, she's confident and hilarious! I love the conflicts she has with herself, it's like two completely different people battling each other...with snarky comments. Just loved her. She's a brilliant MC.
A mini-version, and probably even more hilarious version of her would be her sister, Lola. Lola reminds me of every younger sister, funny, brilliant, snappy, and yet, always there when you need her.
Now...onto the more interesting part...BOYS. I have to admit, I was attracted to Cayden when he first appeared. I didn't care for Oli at all. But then, I learnt the truth and I was like, "adios Cayden, and hola Oli!" Love, love, LOVE Oli. He's just so sweet...and so very very hot. Gotta love that Aussie accent!

Everything was described so beautifully without being overdone. I love the descriptions for Tehokas City. So pretty! I want to go there...except, you know, without the demons and other scary parts of it.
What I found cool was that even though this book would be kind of for adults, as the main character's 22, it's also very teenagerish, as Callie has some traits which make her act a bit immature for her age. I'm not sure whether it's a good thing or a bad thing for other people, but I just found it easier (as a teen) to relate to that.

Overall, Elemental Reality is the beginning of a amazing new faerie journey. Highly original, and even awesom-er that it's coming from a debut author, this book will have you hooked from beginning 'till the end...and will leave you wanting more. Can't wait for book 2, Battle Scars, this has got me addicted!

**Thank you so much to Jennifer Baker at Revolution Publishing for sending me Elemental Reality for the blog tour!**
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