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Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1)

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementaemystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalias feelings for her husbands brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possesseda power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound....

Title : Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1)
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ISBN : 9781681191119
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 438 pages
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Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) Reviews

  • Kitkat

  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak

    This was nothing like I first made it out to be.

    Starting with the subject material. See that cover? How bright and cheerfully illustrated? I actually thought that REIGN THE EARTH would straddle the line between high MG and low YA with a cover like that. And the synopsis, too. Instead, I was surprised with how utterly dark and borderline depressing the storyline was. Themes of domestic/sexual abuse, arranged marriages, and even threats of miscarriage were all heavily zoomed in on, and I would be
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  • Sandra

    "A new YA fantasy in which elemental powers are reawakened after a genocide, and a girl realizes she has the power to control the earth on the same day she marries the king who hunted the Elementae to extinction."

  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)

    As a means of protection for my heart, soul, and sanity, I’ve been prepared to be disappointed by every book I read. But?? This book did NOT disappoint??? I’m actually shook about how much I ended up liking this???

    First of all: This book has very heavy themes. It’s the reason I thought I wouldn’t end up enjoying this as much as I did. For anyone who wants to read this book but isn’t sure about the triggers, I’m putting a trigger warning for rape, physical & emotional abuse, torture, and (vie

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    Reign the Earth is a novel about a girl named Shalia who marries Calix, the king of a neighboring nation, in order to establish peace. But Calix seeks to kill all Elementae—people who have powers that can control earth, water, fire, or air—and it turns out that Shalia herself is an Elemental. (Not a spoiler.)

    Shalia is a SUPER strong character. In the beginning, I was very “meh” with her?? I didn’t love nor hate her, just in the middle. But as the book went on and her character became stronger, I ended up liking her more and more. She was a flawed character and I became super invested in her & her emotional struggles. And there were SO many amazing quotes that I loved that showed her strong character.

    “My honor has nothing to do with what man is married to me, or touching me, or loves me. I will not be broken or diminished or belittled by the choices of men around me.”


    WHAT! A! QUEEN!

    (And not because, you know, she’s an actual queen… I’M SORRY.)

    Calix is a VERY unlikeable villain and I just feel very ?!??#?!?$?@?$?! about him. He had so much potential for complexity to his character, but of course it went the cliche way of “oh my heaaaart my one true love just betrayed me!!!! so now I’m going to turn eviiiiiil”.

    And not only was he unlikeable because of that and seeming to be very 2-dimensional, but it’s also because he abused Shalia and behavior like that is not to be excused!! And also tortured other people!! And killed other people!! 0/10, will pass.

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    The romance was,,, okay?? I’m not a fan of sappy romance, and while this was slow-burn and DEFINITELY not insta-love, I just ?? didn’t love it ??? I’m fine with it, and I don’t hate it, but whenever characters kiss passionately and say “I love you” a lot, my heart just kind of crawls out of my body so I’m literally just reading the book with no feeling whatsoever. Because while I’m a complete sap, I hate reading sap.

    The worldbuilding for this book was pretty good. Since I had the ARC version, I didn’t have the map available (WHICH MAKES ME SAD BECAUSE I LOVE MAPS), but I was able to clearly visualize what the world looked like in my head which I think is a great accomplishment for someone who can barely visualize what a simple character looks like!!!

    Also, the book was pretty fast-paced, and though it took place over a couple of months, I don’t feel like it lagged anywhere?? It was exciting and fun and suspenseful, and it was just SO easy to read for me. I usually take about nine minutes to read 10 pages, but then I took six minutes per 10 pages for this book and I’m ?? shook ???? Where are my superhuman reading abilities for other books.

    (But again, the heavy topics can be hard to read at times. I found myself flying through the book, but that was just my personal experience.)

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    I cannot speak on the accuracy of the representation, though as far as I could tell (which is not much!), there seemed to be nothing offensive or harmful concerning the rep of the desert tribes. (Also!! How great is it that there is a WOMAN OF COLOR on the cover!!!)

    I also want to point out that I read the author’s note, and I recommend doing that as well, because it brought so much more perspective into her story and how much this book means to her! It made the book even more special.

    This was definitely a surprising read, one that I ended up actually enjoying more than I thought! While it handles heavy topics, it was fast-paced and exciting to read, and the character development was fantastic. I’d definitely recommend this if you think you can get past the darker themes!!

    thanks to my fav Ju for sending me this!!

    all quotes were taken from an advanced copy and may differ in the final publication.
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  • Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)

    Actual rating: 3.75

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    Prepare yourself for extremely heavy topics such as physical and emotional abuse, including unconsented physical relations in an arranged marriage and pregnancy (view spoiler) I'm not saying the author didn't handle them well, but they are definitely a prominent part of the book as a whole. It isn't a scene you can skip, it buries itself deep into the theme. Just be aware!

    Because of this, it was a VERY difficult book for me to finish, let alone
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  • may ❀



    so i absolutely ADORED the Scarlet series by A. C. Gaughen so wHEN I HEARD SHE HAD A NEW SERIES COMING OUT I WAS SCREAMING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS (okay i wasn't actually but you get me)

    Pros

    - love me some strong fem characters

    - its a lot darker than you would anticipate for ya with hard topics like rape, abuse, torture, etc.

    - but its not like off putting, i thought they were handled and discussed well

    - i thought the book was well balanced between magic and world building as well as politics

    - slo
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  • ❄️Nani❄️

    Never been one to shy away from heavy themed books but.... how heavy we talking here?