The Elements of the Crown
by Kay L. Moody
She wasn’t supposed to become so powerful.
In an empire divided into three rings, Talise is from the lowliest and most dangerous outer ring. To escape that life, she just has to do three things.
1) Attend an elite academy for manipulating the elements of water, air, earth, and fire.
Everything goes according to plan until a handsome and rich young man shows up with just as much skill as her.
She has to win. She has to hate him.
But when the competition falls apart, the emperor forces them to work together instead. Their growing attraction only distracts them from dark truths that the empire has hidden for too long.
A war is brewing. Talise can only hope she’s strong enough to meet it.