Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, Book 1) by Elizabeth Hunter

Credit: Goodreads
4 Stars

"No secret stays hidden forever."

A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he'd abandoned years before. He never expected a young librarian could hold the key to the search, nor could he have expected the danger she would attract. Now he and Beatrice De Novo will follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation they never could have predicted.

A Hidden Fire is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers. It is the first book in the Elemental Mysteries Series.

Please not at the time of posting this link the book was free on Amazon. 
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My Thoughts; I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. A friend recommended it to me (Thanks Janne!), she was reading the series and said that it was going on the list of her favorite vampire series. Well, that immediately had me intrigued. I added to Goodreads so I wouldn't forget and swore I would come back to it. 
*ahem* I forgot. 

So, Janne sent me a message one day and told me the book was available for FREE on Amazon, I immediately grabbed it so I would have it in front of my face each time I opened my Kindle. I was between books and had vowed that I would not buy another until the next book I was waiting on released. So, I picked this one up instead.

I will admit that the beginning was a little slow getting into it, maybe three chapters before I was hooked. I once again found myself enjoying the different take on the vampires and the added touch of elemental magic. I was almost leery at first because it was a tiny bit like House of Night (PC Cast), where each vampire has an affinity for an element but it was also completely different. I will also go ahead and throw this out there aqs well.... there is one scene that is EXTREMELY Twilight ("I know what you are...," you know the one!) Even though this scene is almost identical in some respects I will say that if you have read twilight, and you are giving it the same "look" I was, please just read it and let it be forgotten. This book is well worth the read. I look forward to reading the rest of the series sooner rather than later.


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