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Caloric is nothing but fluff


Tricia Barr

Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA

Pub Date 06 Jun 2017


Uggh. I expected more of Caloric. What I got was drivel. There is minimal substance. A group of teens are imprisoned, two boys and two girls. They discover they are going to be killed for their elemental powers. The leader of an ancient cult wants all of the powers for himself. The four have to train their powers so they can make an escape. Phoenyx instantly falls in love with SebastIan - they have dreamt about each other after all. It's pretty boring. I got 70% through - no real action, no sign yet of baddie, and no change of scenery apart from a hallucinatory beach sequence intended to further the romance. If you are looking for an urban fantasy this isn't much of one. It's not even a decent romance. There are plenty of good urban fantasies and many paranormal romances that would be far better choices.

2 / 5

I received a copy of Caloric from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



Caloric definition--the magical substance in all things that ancient scientists believed allowed them to be burned.

This book will definitely ignite the caloric within your soul.

Bound by fear, by fire, by destiny.

Phoenyx Blake has a secret. When she wakes in a dungeon with three strangers, she is forced to face it. As days pass, they learn they are each one of the four elements bound in human form and they have been abducted by an ancient society that plans to kill them and steal their powers. And what's more, she and her cellmate, Sebastian, discover that there is a much stronger flame between them than any she could conjure. They are destined to love, destined to die, destined to repeat.

If the four of them hope to escape, they must master their powers, and Phoenyx must learn to let go of fear and let love in, before it’s too late.

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