Thursday, October 25, 2018

Book Shelf: Undefined by Jessica Ruddick

The truth about her past may define her future.

Sophie loves being an elemental. Being able to bend the natural world to her will is thrilling, even if the need for secrecy is putting a cramp in her dating life. Lately, though, her powers have been growing, making it difficult to resist the heady temptation to use her gifts.

Trying to balance the elemental world with having a normal life is tough enough without her overbearing, way-too-perfect, and way-too-good-looking guardian Aidan watching—and judging—her every move. The trouble is she’s not sure where she fits in and she’s sure as heck not ready to conform to stringent elemental rules.

But when secrets about her life are revealed and outside forces threaten everything Sophie holds dear, she must embrace who she is or risk losing it all.

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Undefined is Jessica Ruddick’s latest release and is the first novel in her new Elemental Saga, kicking off what looks to be a promising new series perfect for fans of Vampire Academy and those who enjoy their novels full of magic, adventure and hints of romance.

Teenager Sophie is an Elemental, able to bend nature to her will. She loves being able to control the elements of water, fire, earth and air, but lately her powers are becoming dangerously high. Sophie also wants a normal life, but when you’re a part of a secret race of individuals, it makes dating hard. It also doesn’t help that her next door neighbour and brooding guardian Aiden trails her every move. When a series of weather occurrences point to a rogue elemental targeting innocents, Sophie and her family are put on alert. Then Sophie finds herself in unexpected danger and she soon realises that there are secrets surrounding her world she never knew about and she’ll have to manage to harness her abilities if she wants to survive….

Having previously read and enjoyed Jessica Ruddick’s novel Legacy, I was very excited to read her latest release and thrilled to discover it was another enjoyable story. Introducing readers to a world of individuals able to harness the elements, Ruddick sets up the beginning of her new series really well with likable characters, an easy to follow storyline and enough moments of danger and romance to satisfy readers.

Main character Sophie was fairly easy to follow. She was a normal teenage girl who is facing your typical teen drama and angsts; dating, high school, peer pressure, jealousy and bullying as well as facing the difficulties that come with being an elemental. Sophie has a lot of potential as a character that I think will come with age and experience. I’m keen to see where Ruddick plans to take her as an individual.

A love interest in Undefined comes in the form of Aiden, who Sophie has known for many years and has only just begun to feel more than friendship for. Aiden is your typical male lead who is strong, capable and swoon-worthy. He’s somewhat of a brooding bad boy and pseudo-cousin figure for Sophie but the tension between them is an underlining current to the story and sweet. I’m hoping for a lot more romantic and chemistry filled moments between them in the future.

Jessica Ruddick has set the beginnings to what looks like an intriguing storyline. We’ve only been introduced to the tip of the iceberg where the elemental world is concerned and I’m hopeful we’ll discover a lot more as the series progresses. Ending with a cliffhanger, Undefined leaves me ready and raring for more.

Source: Sent for review by YA Bound Book Tours and the author (Thank you guys!)
Publisher: Jessica Ruddick Books, LLC
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: October 22nd 2018
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
Final Thoughts: A good start to what I'm sure will be an enjoyable series. I'll definitely be reading more.

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