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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

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The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy)

The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy) - Sherry Thomas I loved this book soooo much!!!

I'll be the first to admit I'm a sucker for fantasy books, but lately I feel as though it's been super hard for me to find a good fantasy series. Well, I think I've found a winner with The Elemental Trilogy and I can't wait to read the next books in the series!

Sherry Thomas deftly manages to cram adventure, romance and intrigue into "The Burning Sky." It only took me a few pages to realize my next few days would be consumed with the adventures of Iolanthe and Titus. Thomas has the romance portion down pat, which was certainly refreshing after reading other books that don't quite manage to build romantic tension. I thought she did an amazing job creating an alternative fantasy realm.

I loved the scenes with the Crucible. Plus, Titus was a wonderful male character! His noble intentions and caring for Iolanthe was so romantic *sigh*. Sometimes I feel girls are taught guys are only sexy if they're dangerous and self-centered. There's so much more to say about a guy who puts the well-being of others before himself.

There were times when I didn't know a couple of words Thomas used, but I merely looked up their definitions. It wasn't like their presence was annoying. I merely felt as though I extended my vocabulary, which is a nice boon.

I truly can't wait to read the next book in this awesome series!!!!