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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Review: A Hidden Element- Donna Galanti

Author:  Donna Galanti
Publisher/Year: Imajin Books/2014
Genre:  Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: ePub provided by author in exchange for an honest review
Other Books By Author:  A Human Element

The Juicy Stuff:
Evil lurks within…

When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret alien community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.

Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown.

Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so?

Editorial Reviews:

"Chilling and dark, Donna Galanti’s A Hidden Element is a twisty journey into another world, where fathers and sons fight the ultimate battle, and ghostly strangers manipulate those left behind on Earth. Don’t miss it." —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of When Shadows Fall

"A Hidden Element is a fascinating look at the bleak and graphic world of the Elyon Destroyers, a humanoid race with special powers and a strong drive to endure and procreate at all costs, and other Elyons who struggle to stop them and save humanity. It is also a haunting story about just how far parents will go to protect, or destroy, their children in the name of love." —Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath

"Donna Galanti's A Hidden Element expertly mixes genres, combining sci-fi with mystery, thriller and romance. The result is a pulse-pounding read that will keep you up long past your bedtime, turning pages as fast as you can. If you love suspense, do yourself a favor and make Donna Galanti’s Element series your next read." —Allan Leverone, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Final Vector

"A darkly fresh take on the paranormal genre." —Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Red Church

"An intoxicating blend of sci-fi and suspense! Donna Galanti brings together all my favorite elements—psi-powers, aliens hiding among us, sex as a weapon and secret rebellions that could change worlds. A Hidden Element is an edge-of-your-seat read that had me holding my breath and crossing my fingers…at least until I had to turn the next page!" —John Everson, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Siren

"A compelling page turner! A Hidden Element is an evocative mirror on humanity as seen through the eyes, hearts, and desires of a dying alien race. Bone-chilling suspense with a tantalizing palpable menace readers will devour." —Jordan Dane, bestselling author of the Sweet Justice series
ABOUT DONNA:Donna Galanti writes murder and mystery with a dash of steam as well as middle grade adventure fiction. She is the author of books 1 and 2 in the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy, A Human Element and A Hidden Element, the short story collection The Dark Inside, and Joshua and The Lightning Road (Books 1 and 2, 2015). She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her family in an old farmhouse. It has lots of writing nooks, fireplaces, and stink bugs, but she’s still wishing for a castle again—preferably with ghosts. 

BUY THE ELEMENT TRILOGY BOOKS:Purchase Book 1 in the Element Trilogy, A Human Element: http://amzn.to/1mNcyCO
Purchase Book 2 in the Element Trilogy, A Hidden Elementhttp://amzn.to/1p1YD1o

How It Made Me Feel:
I love sequels that are a fabulous continuation of the previous book.  Sometimes, you get a sequel that comes way out of left field and you're left sitting there going, "Uh, where did that come from and who the HECK are these people?!"  Never fear, Donna Galanti does not fail to impress.  This book is a great continuation of the characters in this world.  I really got into a deeper view of the characters, whether they were positive or negative to the storyline.  This book kept me guessing in all the right places and I couldn't stop reading it! 

What I Thought Worked:
I really enjoyed Donna Galanti's colorful writing and diverse word choice.   I enjoy a book that can make me think but isn't so hard to understand that I don't get the book.  I have found that with some authors, I am not pulled into the story right away and I hesitate to read anything else by the author.  That wasn't the case with this book.  I was sucked in and Donna's writing was beautiful and attention grabbing.   She definitely has pulling her audience in down pat!

What I Thought Didn't Work:
Oh my goodness, I didn't want it to end!  UGH, talk about wanting to just keep reading.  There wasn't anything that jumped out at me that I didn't enjoy in the book.  


Why It Got That Rating:
This book.  I don't even know what to say! Haha.  I loved it.  I can't wait to have a chance to buy a physical copy to place on my bookcase.  I want to have it there so I can read it whenever I want.  I am just a big fan!

Who Would I Recommend To:
I would recommend to anyone who loves paranormal and/or fantasy books.  I mean, aliens? HECK YEAH! Mind control? EVEN BETTER! It's worth the read! I would, however, suggest reading the first book in this trilogy, A Human Element first for a better understanding of some of the characters!

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1 comment :

  1. Oh, thank you so much for reading and reviewing A Hidden Element and I am so thrilled you enjoyed it! And what a fun review.


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