If you’re a sucker for dystopias, like I am, you’re definitely going to want to check out this trilogy — especially since the third book just came out and you won’t get stuck waiting for more books to be published! In this world, most people are born with the power of an Element — earth, water, wind, or fire. They can both sense and control their Element. Someone who was a wind elemental, for example, could sense exactly how quickly a storm was blowing in and/or use the wind to fight off an enemy. This book reminded me of Avatar the Last Airbender, which means I’ll need to pass it along to my son when he gets just a little bit older!
Thomas was born without an Element, so he never quite felt like he belonged or had anything to offer his community. But, when an unexpected storm threatened their island, the Guardians sent Thomas (and some other young people) off to the mainland to find shelter. While they were there, Thomas found so much more than shelter… With so much action, adventure, and mystery, this book is sure to hook even reluctant readers.