Elixir (Elixir #1)

 
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Elixir (Elixir #1)
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Age Range
14+
Release Date
October 10, 2010
ISBN
1442408537
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Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful 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.

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3.9
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4.5  (4)
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3.8  (4)
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Elixir
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
One of my early reviews
Good Points
** spoiler alert ** When I first saw this book I thought ehhh written by an actress probably not the best. But then when I actually started reading it I changed my mind. This book is very very well written and I enjoyed it a lot!!! I was into the whole plot, and I was excited because you know sometimes when you start new series and your not sure what they're about they kind of seem boring to you until you find out what’s going on and you get into it. But here I was into it right away and I didn't have to wait for any explanation on what the book was about. I loved Clea's Character at first she kind of seemed closed and she had her guard up but by the end of the book I totally got to know her which was pretty cool. Now in my opinion I think she would of been perfect with Ben even though she had to be with Sage because of the story line, but I think it would have been soooo cute if they were together, Even though it got my heart pumping when her and sage were together. The only reason why I went with Ben is because of what happened with Clea & Sage he really hurt her and even though I don’t completely understand why it still made me angry with him. But overall I really did love this book!!
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"Elixir" by Hilary Duff with Elise Allen
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at a Borders closing sale, thinking something along the lines of “well, it’s paperback, and on sale” and (admittedly), I spent much of my tween years watching Hilary Duff movies and listening to her music so I figured I would give it a shot. I assumed it would be a quick read that would end with the book being placed on bookshelf, never to be perused again. Instead I found it difficult to put down and finished it only a few days. I was instantly caught up in Clea’s story and was intrigued as she discovered shadowy images of a man in the photos she took while on vacation with her best friend Rayna.

Though it is not the main focus, I loved that Clea is a photographer. I especially enjoyed that despite her high socialite status, she was not just handed the job, but instead had to submit under a fake name to even be considered for publication (this is really a minor part of the story, but I felt that it gave Clea quite a bit of character development. It told me that even though she was a celebrity, she was willing to work for what she wanted). On the other hand, I found it strange that the daughter of a surgeon and a politician would gain so much media attention.

This aside, I enjoyed the book. Clea’s dreams captivated me. I turned page after page wanting to find out

why she was dreaming of the man in her photos, and why she was someone new in each of these dreams, and why each of these women meets a fatal end.

Overall, I was extremely pleased with this book and may be less likely to harshly judge young actors/actresses who publish a novel (at least until after I’ve read said novel). I am now one of the many anxiously waiting for a sequel. I hate when books end on a cliffhanger (this one does) because I am left with an earnest need to find out what happens to the characters (which I know is the point). Because of this, there is a good chance that I will be picking up Duff and Allen's Devoted soon after it comes out.

Happy Reading!
-Melly
www.beautyandthearmageddon.blogspot.com
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Far Exceeds Expectations
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
I did not expect much when I saw that Hilary Duff had written a book. I was slapped in the face for this thought. The book has constant action from the very beginning and a paranormal aspect that is not forced, which makes it an exciting read. There is one moment when Clea is having a process described to her which is a little dry but other than that, this book is constant action and I highly recommend it.
Good Points
You will not be able to put this book down, it is entirely fast paced and it jumps from one event to another. Clea is constantly being shot at and it will keep you on edge constantly. The romance aspect feels very natural for the most part.
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Review: ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Hmmmm... Hilary Duff wrote a book?
YES she did and SUPRISE SUPRISE - its great!
ELIXIR is a great YA novel especially if you want love and paranormality in one book! Yes, it is a rather different mix of genres but its great!
The main character - CLEA is seventeen years old and a photojournalist who is still trying to find who she is, I find Clea alittle boring as the main character.
Ben - Clea's best friend is pretty cool.
Rayna - Clea's other best friend is awesome - all she wants to do is party and find cute boys!
Sage - Clea's soulmate. A very strange dude.
I definitly recommend this book! Happy reading!
Good Points
- Excellent story - the characters, setting and plot done well.
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