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Recurve (The Elemental Series Book 1) by [Mayer, Shannon]
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“What a fantastic start to a new fantasy series! I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur . . . This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can't wait to see what comes next!”
-Boundless Book Reviews

From HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes The USA Today Bestselling ELEMENTAL SERIES beginning with RECURVE (Book 1). With over 1.5 million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves once again she can dominate her genre right out of the gate.


“My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.”

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen.

I've been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King's Elite Guards, an Ender.

Option one will kill me.
Option two is meant to break me but is the only way to survive.

Did I mention I have no power like the rest of the elementals, and my connection to the earth is worth next to nothing?

Could things get any worse? Of course they can.
Welcome to being an Elemental.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2594 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing (31 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TKK41LA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I really liked the world created in this novel. While the story does draw upon fairytale type themes its not just more of the same. This is a detailed and interesting world peopled by elementals who draw their power from the earth,air,water,fire or spirit. The main character is smart,strong and compassiate. What a lovely change to find a female character who is sexually active without guilt or fear of judgement. Something that reflects more on the authors issues than his or her characters. Can't wait for yhe next instalment!
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so yea, i think i loved this book.

Dear Shannon Mayer, this book was awesome. I read your Rylee Adamson series and while i will say that i read most of it, i wasn't a ginormous fan. This one...this one was amazing!!!

Okay let's talk plot.

Madness is a place where I hide from those who would silence me."

Larkspur is a royal Princess who is held in disdain.
None will acknowledge her as a member of the royal family due to her lack of elemental power.
Useless. a shell of an elemental. worthless.
Or is she?
The Queen of the Elemental seeks for power at all cost, more is never enough...any who stand in her way will die.
Larkspur being accused of trying to assassinate the Queen, now faces banishment, when another thing is proposed.
Make her an Ender they say.
Make her a protector and defender of the family who is trying to kill her.
Larkspur's life was in danger before, but now, she faces more arduous odds.
Can she survive the training or will she die under the heavy yoke of secrets she discovers?

"Maybe not today, but today is not tomorrow, and tomorrow may prove to be the day your world changes.

side note- When this book started, i had a bit of a double take thinking 'oh this is a new adult book' that's because there was some language and sexual situations. However, after those first couple of pages, the book deviates back into the realm of young adult...and that's when everything goes epic. I think the author did this to appeal to two different groups. Well played Mayer, well played.

I loved this book, i feel obsessed with knowing what the heck is going to happen to Larkspur.

The suspense. the villain. the hero. the world-building. the fantasy!
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A beautiful beginning to a very long journey. This series is well worth the read.
It only gets better the more you read. I love the characters, the action, adventure, and "magic".
One of my all time favourite series... I really connected with Lark and I'm enjoying how much time has gone in to the story and how it all works smoothly even when you don't know what is happening. :)
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I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, thankyou. I was not disappointed and really enjoyed this story. It is a fast paced fantasy story of Larkspur an Elemental that has to prove herself but is thwarted at every turn (well almost) by the evil stepmother. It is well written and you will not be able to put it down. I enjoyed it so much I am now reading Shannon's other books.
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I really enjoyed Recurve, it was a fast paced story that was hard to put down. The heroine is a likeable and strong character, that you want to see succeed. I like the theme having the modern world lightly blended with the elemental world. Recurve is an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the second book.
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I was surprised just how good this book was. This story will capture your imagination and it is book that you will not put down. If you are looking something different then give this series a go; if you are into fantasy which is fast passed then this is for you.
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By A Customer on 8 July 2016
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This book had me captured by the first page! I'm so happy I've finally read this book and definitely going to buy the second one right now! I'm so happy to have found this book and author!! Please give this a read ! You won't regret it.
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By Lea on 5 October 2015
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Loved the characters Larkspar is a strong female character that you cheer on in all her challenges !
Can't wait to read the next instalment
So glad I found this new author
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