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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Elixir by Hilary Duff

Elixir (Elixir #1)
by Hilary Duff

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: June 2011
Format: Paperback, 327 pages
Source: Own
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Seventeen-year-old Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent politician, she has become a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a world that allows her to travel to many exotic places. But after Clea's father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea begins to notice eerie, shadowy images in her photos of a strange and beautiful young man- a man she has never seen before.

When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father's disappearance, and they discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives- and their futures.
I was curious when I found out that Hillary Duff wrote a paranormal, fantasy, YA book. So, like anyone else, I decided to check it out despite those negative reviews out there. I thought that, it couldn’t be that bad...

Clea Raymond, the daughter of a well known surgeon and a prominent politician became a photojournalist. It was after her father disappeared on a humanitarian mission, that Clea noticed the images of a young man in her photos. She began to have dreams about this man. When Clea and this man, Sage, were finally together, Clea found out that the man might have a connection to her father’s disappearance. She discovered the truth about Sage, the story behind her dreams, and probably their past.

The beginning of the book wasn’t so bad. I can tolerate the writing style, and Clea wasn’t a bad character. She’s boring, but she wasn’t that bad. I thought that this was going to be an okay read—until Clea met Sage, the mysterious man who appeared in her photos. She then turns into this brainless character thanks to him (and her best friend, Rayna). It turns out that Elixir isn’t different from the other romance, YA out there. It was the same love triangle story and the same tragedy.The romance between Clea and Sage was too fast. There wasn’t much sparks between them, even though they were supposed to be Soulmates.


I don’t think I’m going to be reading the sequel to this book.

1 comment:

  1. I thought the book would be okay given that the blurb sounds interesting. Same old YA plot? Love triangle? I don't think this book is for me. :-/



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