Saturday, 17 September 2011

Dangerous by Alycia Linwood

Publisher: Self / Indie
Pages: -

Dangerous is about Ria, an 18 year old girl who has just started going to the University Of Magic, which is a special university for those who have one of the four elements (fire, water earth or air).
At the University Of Magic she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. Like Magic Disease.
She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Magic Disease, which surged as a result of bad mixing of elements, turns people into cold-hearted killers, who have a strong desire to take someone's element as they do not have their own. Ria's best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria's beliefs are put to the test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read the next book in the Element Preservers series! It was well written and well thought out. I loved the concept of elements being used as a form of magic, it reminded me a little of the House Of Night series by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast and also a little of Avatar The Last Airbender. My favourite characters were Ria, who won me over with her fiery personality and wit, and Adrian who won me over with his sarcasm and love of all things dangerous. 

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