Book Review & Giveaway: Elias of Elderberry by Theresa Sneed

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7-16-2014 7-47-12 PMSynopsis:

Elias Rey, a fifteen year old student at Penquis Valley High School, is skinny, has a chipped tooth, and a bad case of acne. His favorite pastime is drawing dragons, and his room is plastered with his renditions. Tested out as a genius, he should be in college instead of high school, but he chooses to be with the only family he has ever known, his foster sister Lizzie, and his best friend Jaron.

Life is good, except for one thing – Brute, the meanest student at PVHS. Elias considers moving to be rid of Brute’s constant bullying, until one fated day, when a strange boy pushes a leather pouch into his hands, and then mysteriously disappears, leaving Elias to wonder who he is.

Shortly thereafter, Elias discovers that the pouch contains Ilesar, an ancient papyrus that can give him anything his heart desires. He isn’t going to be pushed around. Ever. Again. At least, not by the school bully.



I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Elias of Elderberry has everything a fantasy needs: wizards, dragons, fairies, immortals…and so much more.

Theresa Sneed’s writing flows well and is easy to read. Everything is well described and it is easy to picture places and events.

The many characters are well developed and I like how the teenagers are depicted. Although likeable, Elias and Samuel are often confused and can become angry quickly but get over it just as quickly. Pretty realistic!

Elias of Elderberry is an epic young adult fantasy. Young adults and adults alike will like this book. I can’t wait for the next one!

About the Author:

7-16-2014 7-47-31 PMGrowing up in the woodlands of Maine and spending most of her time climbing trees and looking for snakes under rocks, author Theresa Sneed has a wealth of childhood experiences from which she creates her magical stories. As a mother of six, a grandmother of five, and an elementary school teacher, she enjoys weaving moments of wonder and reflection.

Theresa graduated cum laude with a BA in education and has written award-winning poetry and stories. Her No Angel series has received excellent reviews from her readers as well as claiming two Whitney finalists’ spots. Theresa enjoys reading and writing fantasy, romance, and suspense.

To learn more about Theresa, visit She loves hearing from her readers and may be contacted through her website.




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2 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Elias of Elderberry by Theresa Sneed

  1. Joseph Hawkshaw July 17, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Love the cover looks so awesome,


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