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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
In The Elementals by Michelle Knohl, Mia had never been a normal girl. From the time she was little her mother feared her ability to tell a person's future, keeping her away from peers her own age. At her wit's end, Mia’s mother takes her to a psychic medium named Triana Salviano. The psychic is shocked when she finds that this girl has the ability that she’s only seen in her clan of people. The only strange thing is that Mia doesn’t show the markings of an Aether. When she explains this to Mia and her mom, they make the decision that she should stay with Triana and learn to hone and control her psychic ability. After six months of learning from Triana, Mia still struggles with her powers. In a desperate attempt to help the girl, Triana takes Mia to her people during the celebration of Samhain. There they learn that Mia isn’t the only kind that doesn’t have markings.
The leader of the council believes it’s a prophecy come true and explains that there are other unmarked teens from the other clans. They were chosen to form a new council to help their people who have been suffering. With five other teens chosen, their first mission is to help the Sylph people find a group of missing teens from their clan. They worry that they are hooked on a human drug called Coro. Together the six chosen head to Atlanta in hopes of finding the missing teens, unsure of what lies ahead.
I really enjoyed reading The Elementals. I thought it was very unique with a storyline that gets straight to the point. It instantly caught my attention from the start to the very end. The characters are very well thought out and relatable but have that mix of almost supernatural ability to make them intriguing. I really enjoyed Mia’s character and following her throughout the novel as she struggles to find her place with the Elemental and the Aether. Overall, I thought Michelle Knohl has done a wonderful job and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.