Friday, October 19, 2012
Blog Tour Stop: Earth by Shauna Granger: Review
Author: Shauna Granger
Publisher: Shauna Granger
Published: May 1st, 2011
Rating: 3 Stars
Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.
Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.
Shayna, Steven, and Jodi have been friends since they were little. They trained together to learn to control their powers more. All of a sudden, two new guys showed up to town. Twins as a matter of fact. As soon as Jensen's ans Shayna's eyes locked, everything else faded away. After these two twins entered town, bad things started happening. Dead animals used as blood sacrifices were found near circles that were created. Shayna starts having nightmares that are very real. Will Shayna and her friends find out who is causing this trouble and stop them before they use a human as a blood sacrifice?
There were many aspects of this story that I liked, but there were also a lot of aspects I didn't like. I really liked how the story focused on three friends being able to control the four elements. I found it very interesting of the stuff they were capable of with these powers. The friendship between the three friends was my favorite part through the story. No matter what, they were always there for each other. I have to say that Steven is my favorite character. I couldn't help but love him.
I didn't like the relationship between Shayna and Jensen. Don't get me wrong, I love Jensen, but the relationship just seemed force. It wasn't very believable. They hardly knew each other and it was an "I can't live without you" romance. I wanted to see more to the relationship. I wanted to see it build. There just wasn't many scenes with them two together for them to feel that way. I also didn't like Shayna at times. She always got very bossy, and something about her really annoyed me. I can't put my finger on it yet. The story was also very predictable. I knew from the beginning who was causing all the mischief.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series called Air. I recommend this to anyone who likes stories about magic!!!