Author: Terra Harmony
Published: September 26,2011
Format: E- Book
Pages: 232 Pages
Series: Book one of Akasha Series
Source: Goodreads Shut Up and Read Group
Rating: 4 Stars
Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.
This book wasn't what I expected at all and that's why I loved it. It was a truly unique story and a great concept. Let me start off by saying the cover was so amazing. The simple element of the ball of water was all that was needed. It said so much about the book already.
This book jumped right into the action with us meeting Kaitlyn who I loved instanly. Kaitlyn has a knack for weird things always happening around her. She is rescued early on and wakes up at a secret location. We soon learn that she can't leave and she meets the Seven. Who are the Seven? That becomes a mystery that I have to keep reading to find out about.
As Kaitlyn learns more she learns she is a Gaia which is Mother of Earth. We soon learn that the Seven is an environmental group that trains people to help take care of the Earth. The Seven have found Kaityln and want her to work for them. I loved that even when Kaitlyn was being held she was still kick butt. The snark and wit was so funny. I loved everytime she said something and laughed out loud a few times. The longer Kaitlyn is with the Seven she meets a few people.
One of those people is Micah and I liked him from the start. I felt the same magentic pull that Kate felt for him. I could tell they were made for each other and the chemistry between them was amazing. As much as I liked Micah was just as much as I hated Shawn. The author did a great job of fleshing out the character of Shawn but I would have liked to learn more about Micah.
As the story progresses there is a scene that I didn't see comingand was completely blindsided by. Bravo to the author for slipping this in and not making it as awful a scene as it could have been. I felt Kate's pain and betrayal. The story continues to build and some events unfold that cause Kate to end up with her tormentor Shawn. I couldn't wait until Kate could get away from him and loved her strength with all she endured I have to again give kudos to the author for the cliffhanger ending. I have to continue this series to see how it plays out.
Overall I loved this book. The author obiviously did her homework and got her points across about the environment in a unique way. I loved learning about these things through the eyes of Kaitlyn. I loved how vivid the descriptions were and how well the author pulled it all together. This book truly had a unique concept and was different than anything I have read in a while. I highly recommend this book to others and am looking foward to seeing where Terra Harmony takes us next.