Book Three in The Elemental Series
Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.
Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.
Book: Water by Shauna Granger
Release Date: August 30, 2011
Genre: Young Adult / Urban Fantasy
Series: Elemental, #3
Obtained: As part of a book tour
Rating: (5 Zombies)
Just like the first two books in this series, Water was an amazing adventure that I couldn't put down for the entire day it took me to finish it. I can't even tell you guys how awesome these books are--the only way to find out is to go pick them up!
Shayna and the gang were awesome, as always, and I stayed up late reading to find out what would happen next. A good plot is definitely important, but, IMO, the characters are what really make or break the book, and the characters in the Elemental series definitely land on the good side. They're wonderfully fleshed-out and realistic, and I always miss them between books.
One thing that a lot of YA novels don't get right is the mystery aspect, if there is one involved (which I always love), but Water, and the first two books in this series, hit the nail on the head. I'm always hanging on every word as I read, desperately trying to figure out who done it!
I definitely recommend these books to anyone who enjoys reading, especially Water, because I think it's probably the best book in this series so far, and I can't wait for the next book to come out and be even better!