Origin of Angels (Elemental Legacy #1)
Published: August 18th, 2014
A man searches for the woman he loves. A woman fights to survive.
As the first male Elemental, Travis is a wanted man. Women fawn all over him, both fae and Elemental alike, but he only has one female on is mind—the woman who captured his heart when he was sure he’d lost it. Travis is not only determined to find her, he’s willing to go through his meddling sister, Ralya, to do it. He doesn’t care if she’s queen of the fae, if war is brewing, or if there is a price on his head. He needs to find his mystery woman before it’s too late—before he loses her to the Order or worse, to the evil Valen, who has made a bargain of his own to win back his kingdom.
Emily will do anything it takes to save her son from the Order, no matter the cost. Her heart yearns for the man who gifted her the only joy she has in her dreary world, yet the odds she will ever see Travis again are slim to none. Emily has a single desire: to raise her child. Love is beyond her reach, or so she thinks. As evil draws near, Emily must guard her heart or lose her soul to the fae who wants her to fulfill his wicked purposes.
Will Travis find Emily before she gives up, or will she fall into the hands of his enemy and be forever out of his reach? In this gripping sequel to Elemental Enmity, the stakes for control of Earth have been raised. Evil has taken hold of the mortal realm and won’t relinquish it easily. The forces of Elemental and fae must unite against the dark court if they have any chance at all of overcoming the gloom overtaking the human realm.
What I liked: Going in I didn’t know there was a series that came before featuring these characters, but that doesn’t mean I was lost on what was happening. Though things were glossed over we get plenty of information about the characters and what happened in the first series, Elemental Enmity, that it all makes sense and I understood what was happening, though sometimes I was a bit lost and had to reread things to understand. Rayla is the new queen of the fae, and the sister to Travis. Both characters are Elementals, mortals who have control over certain elements. From the start this book is very engaging, and the story shows early on what these characters are going to have to do so that the Elementals don’t all disappear. Not only is there many things happening but there are several characters who we follow to see how this book pans out, and each one is important. The relationships were well developed and I really enjoyed each of the characters we followed for the most part.
What I didn’t like: The mid-scene character POV changing between Travis and Rayla. In the beginning it would just change out of nowhere during the middle of a scene between these two. It was a bit disorientating in the sense it was like switching between knowing the thoughts of two different people using first person when it looks like third person would have been a much better choice for this particular scene.
Overall Review: Though this is a series that follows up after a previous series where many of the events spoken about likely happened it reads like a series that stands apart from it. We get plenty of information about what has happened and we can see where this is going. The Elemental Legacy series has started strong and with the way everything is going I feel like these characters have many hardships ahead for them. Though, I think I’ll try and read the Elemental Enmity series to understand the things this book mentions from before it started.
Recommend?: Yes! You don’t exactly have to read the Elemental Enmity series to understand this one, so it works out well!
My Rating: 3.8/5
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I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.
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