Elemental Claim (War Of The Myth #1) by Miranda Grant
When Emma wakes up tied to a bed, she believes the mafia has finally caught up to her.
But the truth is so much worse.
She’s been mistaken for her twin sister, her sweet, lovable sister who’s been charged with mass murder and helping a vampire destroy the Seven Planes. If she doesn’t confess all, her kidnapper will pull the water out of her blood and into her lungs. Dragged into a reality where monsters and gods exist and mercy is nowhere to be found, how can she possibly survive long enough to save her sister? Because there’s only one thing she knows for certain anymore: Liz is innocent. And she’ll do everything she can to prove it.
He’ll see her imprisoned for life or dead at his feet.
Tasked with bringing in a forbidden child of the gods, Rogan never expected this job to be easy. But finding out she’s his lifemate, the literal other half of his soul, has just made his mission a hel of a lot harder. For now he has to make a choice:
Use his lifemate as bait.
Or damn the worlds to Niflhel.
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4 out of 5 (very good)
ELEMENTAL CLAIM is the first book in the War of the Myth series and in it, you learn of worlds that exist alongside our own, hidden in plain sight from the 'normal' humans. Rogan is an Elementalist, able to control water. Emma is a twin, completely human as far as she is aware, and in WitSec. Only it seems Emma isn't as human as she first thought. Her powers become apparent when she is kidnapped in place of her twin, and her eyes are opened to the new worlds surrounding her.
An eclectic mixture of powers and humans work together, all with the same plan of bringing down the big bad. I found this to be well-written and exciting, with nary a dull moment! It is also a mixture of insta-love (lifemates) but also fighting it - which we all know works REALLY well!
This was a great introduction to the series and leads you onto other stories and characters, whilst leaving you wanting to know more about Rogan and Emma. Recommended by me.
*** review for updated version - February 2022 ***
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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As soon as Miranda Grant learned how to read, she never stopped. Library check-out limitations were seen as challenges. The characters inside the pages, her friends. She was a book wyrm through and through and now she's so freaking giddy over the fact that she's on the other side of those stories. Writing. Discerning fates. Seeing who gets to live and die and fall in love... Just like a certain mad fury... Well, okay, quite a bit less like Delentia, given Miranda can rarely ever get the characters to do what she bloody well wants them to. Galvanor kept cutting off his hands, and it didn't matter how many times she rewrote the book and set up different events, the only way she could get him to stop was by drugging him. Matakyli was supposed to be a bit timid due to her overprotective brothers never allowing her out for fear of her safety... But as soon as she stepped onto the pages, she kicked that tower of horseshit over and screamed, "Booyah, bitch! I am a demon warrior princess!" Rogan was supposed to save Elizabeth by the end of book one, but Sebastian decided screw that, I've got serious plans, only to THEN not kill a certain SOMEONE because HE DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT. Like seriously, dude! You had one job! One freaking - Ahem. Anyway...Miranda is a quiet little mouse who lives in the UK with her wonderful partner. She writes by night, edits by dawn, and manages a gallery by day. Based in the beautiful fells of Cumbria, she draws inspiration from the great outdoors, as well as the historical and mythical signficance of her home.
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