Fantasy · fiction · romance · science fiction · young adult

Elixir by Hilary Duff


Author: Hilary Duff

Pages [hardcover]: 327

Memorable Quote: “In dreams, and in love, there are no impossibilities.”

Favorite Characters: Rayna & Sage


Clea Raymond lives an extraordinary life. The daughter of renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC figure, she has been in the spotlight her entire life. Followed by the paparazzi, she resents the attention that is lavished on her for her looks alone because she has so much more to offer.

Clea Raymond has a unique gift. A proficient photographer, in all her pictures, there is little something extra, and it’s not just a result of her talented eye. There is always an extra photo that she didn’t take. And, as she discovered at a young age, those photos always lead to a place where some tragedy is about to occur that Clea can prevent.

Two years ago, her father disappeared while on a humanitarian mission and is presumed dead, but that doesn’t stop Clea and her mother from continuing to do good throughout the world. On one such trip to Columbia, she meets Race, the guide for the trip. She feels a connection to him but cannot explain why. Was it something in their past or possibly in their past lives? Whatever has brought them together is threatning to tear them apart forever. As the mystery of her father’s disappearance unravels, Clea discover that she has powers that are bigger than anything she could have anticipated.


I’ve been a fan of Hilary Duff’s since her Lizzie MCGuire days, so when I first heard the summary of this book I knew I definitely had to pick it up. I loved it! I ended up reading it in only two days!

The characters were fun and unique. I loved the odd twists that came along. Though the whole “mysterious-hot-guy-with-a-troubled-past” thing is being overdone, Sage was surprisingly refreshing and I found that I liked him a lot.

I love how the setting was constantly moving in the novel, from the beaches of South America to a ten-story mall in Tokyo. The fantastic backgrounds for the plot and dialouge enhanced how foreign and unexpected this entire adventure was.

I didn’t realize there were going to be more books until the very end of this. There are a lot of questions left unanswered, which I’m both happy and frustrated with! I definitely want to read more, so I’m ecstatic that there will be a sequel, but who knows how long I’ll have to wait!

Elixir by Hilary Duff was a fun paranormal romance that will keep you reading late into the night. I give it 5/5 stars and highly recommend it!


9 thoughts on “Elixir by Hilary Duff

  1. i read the book when it first came out and it was indescribably amazing. i could NOT put it down. i deffinitely reccomend you go out and get it nowww!


  2. It was a fantastic book, untill the end!
    I hated the ending, now that I know there will be a sequel, it is a little better, not just a cliff hanger.


    1. I didn’t know there was going to be a sequel when reading it, and then I had to make sure she wasn’t just going to leave it at that! I couldn’t believe the cliff-hanger ending, and now I can’t wait until the sequel!


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