FREE BOOK REVIEW: A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries #1) by Elizabeth Hunter

Book Blurb

A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he's hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract. 

Now he and Beatrice De Novo follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, though the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation hundreds of years in the making.

History and the paranormal collide in A Hidden Fire, the first book in the bestselling Elemental Mysteries series and semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

In book one of the Elemental Mysteries series, Dr. Giovanni Vecchio makes his way regularly to the University library to translate the Tibetan Manuscript every Wednesday night.

One night he meets Beatrice who now works on Wednesday nights in the reading room. They are drawn to one another. He is a mystery and she is intriguing. He is also not what he seems. He is part of a world that is dangerous and shockingly real. Beatrice gets pulled in when she takes the job that Giovanni offers. She also learns more about her father’s death than she realized. It puts her life in danger and Giovanni tries to protect her from his world.

This book was a great vampire story. It doesn’t reveal that it’s that kind of story until you get farther into the book. It is a surprise to the reader who and what Giovanni is.

I enjoyed how he met Beatrice and how she became a part of his world. The author created fabulous characters. I loved Carwyn, Caspar and Tenzin. They made an excellent family for Giovanni and embraced Beatrice. They added the comic relief with their crazy personalities and actions.

The story had many twists and turns which surprised me. I was shocked at what happened to Beatrice. I was also a bit surprised at the ending. I realize it is the first book in a series, but still a little happy ending is nice. I truly love Giovanni and Beatrice together. I hope the story continues moving in a great direction. I give it a 4 out of 5.

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