Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elixir by Hilary Duff

Elixir by Hilary Duff

Released: October 12, 2007  
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: Elixir, Book 1
Followed By: Devoted
Page Amount: 327, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Clea)
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=92/100  A


Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before. 
When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their

I am pleasantly surprised with this book. Honestly, I was a little bit leery when I picked up this book. HIlary Duff was my idol when I was littler. I loved her on Lizzie McGuire and I had all of her cd's. I was afraid that although Ms. Duff could do all of that, maybe she could not write. I couldn't have been more wrong, and I'm glad. I really wanted to enjoy this book, and I did. This book entranced me from the first page. All of the settings were brilliantly described, making me feel like I was there with Clea. The plot was detailed and very interesting. The whole incorporation of soulmates was very unique and just beautiful.  This book was not what I expected, and that made it even better.   

With characters named Clea and Rayna, they have to be good! I love unique names, and these names in this book were just gorgeous. Clea was realistic and I loved seeing bits of the author shine through her personality. Rayna was the typical best friend, but was very enjoyable. I could see bits of my friend in her. Ben was pretty great. He was a different personality. The tension between him and Clea added something special to this novel. Sage was an interesting character. I wanted to get to know him and to better understand him right next to Clea. The romance in this book wasn't the entire book, but it was realistic and was logical for the direction of this book. It was easy to feel the romantic tension throughout the book.   

The ending was not what I expected. This book had a continuous, suspenseful tone as it edged to the ending. It really set the tone for the end and made me wonder what was going to happen next. The ending let me down a bit. This was an amazing book, but the end was a bit of a letdown. It was not really a cliffhanger but it also didn't solve all of my questions. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending, but the rest of the book was so good, it made up for the ending.  

My Favorite Part: Soulmates. It was a unique twist on this book.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's very addicting, I couldn't put it down!

Will I be reading the next book? Yes, I really want to see what happens between Sage and Clea.

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Review by Macy ♥

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