#1, Tainted Elements
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Eighteen-year-old Moira, an air elemental, never thought that waking up with an unusual blue fire on her arm would turn her life upside down.
Determined to figure out why she has an element she shouldn’t have, her parents take her to a secluded island to keep her safe from anyone who might want to experiment on her.
There she meets Noah, a boy who seems to know a lot about her elements. As he introduces her to a group of a new kind of elementals who are more powerful than anyone could have imagined, she doesn’t know if she can trust them, especially because the group’s leader, Jaiden, has an extremely dangerous ability.
But when her parents get kidnapped by a mysterious man, she has no choice but to turn to Noah and Jaiden for help.
The Tainted Elements series reading order:
DIFFERENT (Book 1)
INVISIBLE (Book 2)
MONSTER (Book 3)
CAPTIVE (Book 4)
HUNTED (Book 5)
RESILIENT (Book 6)
Love it! Can't wait for the next book!!
Be afraid - be very afraid
That was the entire synopsis of this so called piece of literature. Apparently the author feels that if you don't conform to society norms, and have any thread of individuality, then not only is the entire world is out to get you, but they have every right to do so. The word 'disease' seems to be a favorite.
And this leads right into the next major theme of the book, in that is perfectly ok to keep secrets, from your kids, from your friends, from your parents. No wonder the public thinks it's perfectly ok for the government (you know that 'of the people, by the people, for the people' organization ) to keep things hidden from them.
There is no explanation of why any of this exists in the society - no one seems to learn much when this is the direct cause of all the problems (over and over and over) that they face, and it seems like they never will.
Yes, there are a few more books in the series, but I'm to disappoint with this one to continue reading.
This book had lots of bad people, with no reason for being bad, lots of conflict with no learning or solutions, and lots of suffering with no resolution or payback.
I'm afraid that literature like this gives readers the idea that it's ok to live with family, friends and governments that have no redeemable traits. They can't do anything about it, so why bother.
That's so wrong.
I can bother to not read the rest of the books in the series, and erase this one.
Even better than the EP series! Moira is a strong character who doesn't immediately trust a hot boy more than her parents. She'll do anything to save those she cares about. Can't wait to see what Jaiden is up to.