My rating: 3 1/2 stars
REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the very beginning of the series, I thought this was very Harry Potter-esque. The details are obviously changed, but the thread remains, even to a sport the students play, and the other race, the Elementals, that help around the school, and the Scooby gang. You definitely need to read the first book before reading this one, as they are very dependent on the story line from the first.The change between books, from Suzie's point of view only to each of the teens' points of view was interesting. It helped to add a little more to the storyline, especially from the Elemental point of view.
I found the story line seemed to drag in places. The characters were interesting enough, well-written for teenagers with enough hormonal angst to drive the plot along when it dragged. As the only female in a world of males, I could understand Suzie's need to prove herself, and it underlined the tensions we find in our own world when we have people that are different than the norm.
Overall, the book was okay, but it was too easy to put it down and come back to eventually. It didn;t grab me for some reason.