I'm not a science fiction fan, it's simply a genre I don't particularly love to read about, but "Elemental" caught my attention from the beginning and, Sci-Fi or not, I knew I needed to read it.
The first part is what I really liked the most! Ella's fear, her weakness and her feeling uncomfortable was almost palpable, I felt terribly sad for her and so the connection was there immediately. Of course these traits remain a constant in Ella throughout all the book, but when the powerful skills she has inside emerge, something changes and you see that strong, dark side that wants to excel so bad and it totally intrigues you. Now, believe it or not, I wasn't intrigued by those green eyes at all... I tried, but I couldn't feel a thing for Cailen. Then I felt everything for Meir! (Can I have him, Emily?)
I got confused from species, planets and the political stuff all around. I'm not saying an introduction should have been done, I like to discover things in different moments, but perhaps in this case I would have preferred an explanation all together (at least of the main events), because I couldn't keep up with all the stuff involved in every chapter.
Lots of action, great powers and something you can't see coming at all... You should certainly give this book a go!