The Water Queen (The Elementals book 2) by Jennifer. L. Kelly [Review]

disclaimer: I was sent an electronic copy of this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The forth instalment of the elementals series, ‘The Water Queen’ follows Ka as she ventures out into the land of water to search for the water stone in order to restore that part of herself that she lost as a child. On this adventure she must deal with an aunty that is not so keen to see her succeed in collecting all the stones, as well as the ever growing imminent darkness that is planning its attack on the colonists of Xon 9.

This book was such a thrilling ride from beginning to end and I’m so thankful to Jennifer for giving me the chance to continue to follow Ka’s journey and personal growth throughout the series. I like the direction the series is going in and how evil the imminent darkness is becoming, especially because you truely realise that no character is safe from harm in this book. The only thing that I felt this book needed was a bit more clarification on how the council are being corrupted by this evil and how they become corrupted in the first place but I guess this will be more addressed later in books as it wraps up the series. I’m excited to see what happens in the next book and love how relatable all the characters are. In particular Ka who isn’t a perfect person and does make mistakes, but does know when to accept these mistakes and push forward. I feel like this is a really admirable quality to have in a character because who is perfect? no one is perfect, we all slip up and sometimes make mistakes so thank you Jennifer for developing such a realistic, brave, witty, loveable character like Ka.

I gave this book a 4.5/5 stars and really enjoyed how action packed this book was! I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a mix of sci-fi or dystopian with themes of adventure, loss, personal growth, friendship and family.

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