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Elements of Power

Elements of Power

Elements of Power by Kate Stoessel
Elements of PowerPublished by Independently Published on 02/25/2021
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As the descendant of two prominent New England witching families, Khlorie Lethestone's life was destined to fit into the neat, color-coded boxes established by the American Continental Coven (ACC). When it is discovered that Khlorie has "extra elemental powers" beyond that of a typical witch, she is sent to Spindlewick College, a secret institution designed to help witches develop non-conforming gifts into tools for the greater good of witching society. Once there, she meets the attractive, but distant Perry Prentice, who is assigned to help her understand her gifts. But becoming one of the most powerful witches in the world means that you are watched closely, and Khlorie learns that there are secrets she must keep hidden to survive.

About the Book:

The Council of the Harvest Moon was established to maintain peace among the witches, fairies, vampires, and mermaids of the United States. However, old feuds die hard and as the powers of fairies wane with the destruction of natural environments, the witches rise with a rigid societal structure designed to assert their supremacy as the most powerful supernatural beings in the modern world.

As the descendant of two prominent New England witching families, Khlorie Lethestone’s life was destined to fit into the neat, color-coded boxes established by the American Continental Coven (ACC).  When it is discovered that Khlorie has powers beyond that of a typical witch, she is sent to Spindlewick College, a secret institution designed to help witches develop non-conforming gifts into tools for the greater good of witching society.  Once there, she meets the attractive, but distant Perry Prentice, who is assigned to help her understand her gifts. But becoming one of the most powerful witches in the world means that you are watched closely, and Khlorie learns that there are secrets she must keep hidden to survive.

 

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Such a good book! It has a little bit of everything. From political moves/manipulations, familial secrets, a secret school for magic, romance, growing into oneself, and a huge bombshell secret at the end. 

Khlorie comes from two of the most prominent families and is held to a higher standard than most and she doesn’t disappoint. However, when it comes time for everyone in her age group to start to be assigned to their next school assignment and she hasn’t been, she strays a bit from the path and that’s when secrets start to unravel. 

Khlorie is sent to a secret school, Spindlewick College. Being a secret school, no one can know where she’s going and her cover story causes a lot of rumors and speculation. Once she arrives at Spindlewick, things start happening. First, she starts unlocking her powers and finds that even in a school for special gifts, she still stands out. But she’s able to find a group of friends that aren’t intimidated by her and also meets Perry who has similar powers and can guide her into gaining control. 

There’s an undercurrent sense of secrecy, beyond being a secret school but Khlorie has no idea what it is. However, the other students not being as sheltered as Khlorie, have a better understanding of what the real purpose of the school is and they’re not all ok with it. It takes Khlorie quite a lot to finally start to see even if she doesn’t fully understand.

The ending was wow…it was such a huge cliffhanger and that reveal? Yikes! I’m excited to continue to follow Khlorie and Perry’s journey. 

 

 

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Enter to win one finished copy of Elements of Power by Kate Stoessel! Open USA only. There will be 1 winner (the number of winners may change).

Giveaway starts: Monday, April 5, 2021

Giveaway ends: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST

Direct link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1e4a114d34/?

 

About Kate Stoessel

Kate Stoessel

Kate Stoessel is a Middle Grades and Young Adult author specializing in Fantasy. She wrote her first novel, Erine Pershings and the Golden Lyre, because she could not find interesting and informative historical fiction that explored the daily lives of women and children in Ancient Athens. The Council of the Harvest moon series represents Kate’s first foray into Young Adult Fantasy, her favorite genre as a reader. She knows how transportive a fantasy story can be, and hopes to give her readers the same experience of wonder and escape. Whether Middle Grades or YA, Kate is committed to creating characters that feel as authentic and real as the students she works with everyday as a classroom teacher.

She has a B.A. degree in Classical Civilizations from Colby College and a M.S.Ed in Museum Education and Childhood Education from the Bank Street School of Education. Kate lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Jack, son, Augie, and two dogs, Artemis and Apollo.

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