Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow

The Blood of the Hydra - Michelle Madow
The Blood of the Hydra starts pretty much where The Prophecy of Shadows left off. Our Elementals are training hard both with their powers, and by fighting without them. Nicole and Blake aren't together, although they both want to be. After fighting a monster, Nicole receives a 'tip' from Apollo on how to read the Book of Shadows. This leads them to making a concoction to coat their weapons with in order to fight the monsters. Of course, nothing is simple, and they have battles to face to get each of the ingredients. 
Book two is written just as good as book one, and continues to set a thrilling and adventurous pace. These characters are well rounded and continue to grow in my affections! I even like Danielle now!! Instead, my animosity moved to Ethan and Rachael, but I'll leave that there to ensure I don't give out any spoilers!
This series just keeps on getting better and better, and I can't wait for the summer when the next book is due out. Highly recommended!
* I received this book from Barclay Publicity / NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. *
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