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The Elementalists, Book 1 is the first book of the The Elementalists series. It is followed by The Elementalists, Book 2.


Magick. Mystery. Mayhem. Your adventure at Penderghast College is about to begin.


Chapter 1: Open Enrollment

Freshman year is nothing like you hoped it would be, but your entire world is about to change in ways you never imagined.

Chapter 2: The Exam

Now that you're at Penderghast, it's time to put your powers to test!

Chapter 3: Spellbound

Grab your book bag! Will you survive your first class of Penderghast?

Chapter 4: Judgement Day

Time to face the music. How will your first meeting with the Dean go?

Chapter 5: Trouble Brewing

It isn't a regular day at Penderghast if you don't get some foreboding news.

Chapter 6: Ill Omens

Throw on your jersey! Are you ready for some magickal sports?

Chapter 7: Office Hours

Professor Swan is finally willing to give you some answers, but will you really get the truth?

Chapter 8: Night Magick

Study hard, play hard. The December solstice is here and a party awaits!

Chapter 9: Dark Secrets

Mysteries abound. Will you do what it takes to get some answers?

Chapter 10: Smoke and Mirrors

It's the fight of your life! Will your powers hold up against this threat?

Chapter 11: Double Double

You've just made a startling discovery about your past, but what does this mean for your future at Penderghast?

Chapter 12: Toil and Trouble

You're ready to sneak around and investigate, but some shocking news leaves you unsure who to trust.

Chapter 13: In the Dark

Secrets abound as you struggle to master your magick.

Chapter 14: Tower of Terror

What awaits you in the tower?

Chapter 15: End Game

It's time for the Thief Championship, but will the game go as planned?

Chapter 16: That's Amorelia

As the year comes to a close, dance the night away at the Amorelia Day Gala!

Chapter 17: The Dread

It's finally time to face Raife... but are you strong enough to survive?

Chapter 18: Blood Moon

All hope seems lost... when the clock strikes midnight.

Chapter 19: Daybreak

Your first year at Penderghast comes to a close...

Gameplay Features

Desk Items

There are ten significant items throughout the book. Collect them all and unlock a special scene at the end of the book.

A First Year's Compendium of Spells

Your Character will be able to learn a series of spells throughout his/her first year at Penderghast College of Elemental Magicks. It is mentioned that completing your spellbook will make you top of the class and unlock a special bonus at the end of the story.


Sneak Peeks

Pre-Book Sneak Peeks and Information

Attunement Information

Information on Raife Highmore

Magickal Attunements



Promotional Videos


Visit the soundtrack page for more soundtracks from Choices.


  • On September 7, 2018, it was confirmed during an Instagram livestream in honor of Veil of Secrets and The Royal Romance, Book 3, that one of the upcoming projects is a magic themed book and that this story is in the advanced stages of writing and development.
    • Additionally, at the end of the blog post for The Royal Romance, Book 3, Pixelberry teased this upcoming book by saying to stay tuned for a magical adventure coming out sometime in Fall 2018.[1]
  • On September 13, 2018, more information was given about this upcoming book in the blog post for The Senior where it was teased that the player might just get the chance to study at the most prestigious magical university around. [2]
    • It also mentions to stay tuned for possible sneak peeks in the upcoming months.
  • It was theorized that this magic book would be Pixelberry adapting Magic School, which was a spin-off to Surviving High School and spanned four books from November 2012 - August 23, 2014.
    • However, on October 11, 2018, in response to a player on Twitter, PB answered that it will be something different and not an adaption of Magic School.[3]
  • On September 24, 2018, Chelsa, one of the writers at Pixelberry, hinted at this being the secret project she had previously teased to be working on earlier this year.[4]
  • On September 25, 2018, the name for the book was revealed along with the confirmation that the player can choose the MC's gender.[5][6]
  • On October 5, 2018, Pixelberry teased that we'll be getting a release date for this book soon enough.[7]
  • On October 8, 2018, in the blogpost regarding High School Story: Class Act, Book 1, PB announced that they have some magical sneak peeks from The Elementalists brewing... [8]
  • On October 10, 2018, a sneak peek was released, showing an acceptance letter and pointing out that our MC is a freshman.[9]
    • On this same day, in the blogpost regarding it Lives Beneath, PB reiterated to stay tuned for more news and magickal (yes, magick with a k) sneak peeks from The Elementalists![10]
  • On October 12, 2018, the full book cover was unveiled along with the release date being Wednesday, October 24, 2018.[11]
  • On October 15, 2018, another sneak peek was released, this one being of courses offered at Penderghast College of Elemental Magicks.[12]
  • On October 16, 2018, a sneak peek featuring the Faculty at Penderghast was released first on Pixelberry's Instagram account.[13]
  • On October 17, 2018, a sneak peek was released, featuring a student who is a champion of a game called Thief, along with a reminder to sign up for the tryouts of this game.[14]
  • On October 18, 2018, a sneak peek was released, featuring Shreya Mistry, an incoming Freshman and future leader of Mistry Inc.[15]
  • On October 19, 2018, another sneak peek was released, featuring what items are allowed and what items are prohibited to bring into the Residence Halls.[16]
    • On the same day, the descriptions of the first two chapters were released with the confirmation of Chapter 1 launching on Wednesday and Chapter 2 on Friday. After that, the book will update regularly on Fridays.[17]
  • On October 22, 2018, the book trailer was released.[18]
  • During its premiere on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, several players reported yet another bug that prevented them from playing.[19]
  • On October 25, 2018, a sneak peek at the second chapter was released.[20]
  • On October 26, 2018, a blog post featuring an interview with the writers for this book was released after the second chapter's release.[21]
    • Chelsa revealed that this project had been a dream of hers ever since she started working at Pixelberry two years ago.
    • Maya, another writer for this book, talks about how Your Character is essentially pulled into a world that he/she didn't believe they could a part of at first. But it doesn't take long for your powers to start revealing themselves. She goes on to tease though, that if you didn't know you could do magick, what other mysteries about you have been hiding just beneath the surface?
    • Chelsa talks about how with this book, there are a lot of new features and art, including the cool spell graphics and amazing new backgrounds which, as she teases, are just the tip of the iceberg!
    • Emi, another writer for the book, is also excited for players to meet the main cast and watch them grow. She talks about how every good fantasy has a core group of friends fighting for what they believe in.
    • Regarding the element attunement system, Chelsa discusses how she wanted to create something familiar, with all of the elements that fantasy fans love about (i.e. a fantasy school book), while also creating something that feels entirely new.
    • Penderghast is set in our world, current day, but hidden. The Attuned understand technology, are involved in Attuneless politics, and live alongside the Attuneless... Though of course, they still have to keep magick a secret to maintain the status quo.
    • Jessica opened up about how during Elementalists brainstorms, they all riffed on the premise of having a core something as the base for creating meaning, or in their case, magick.
    • They settled on the classical elements as the foundation, and threw a few of their own into the mix as well.
    • To perform magick, you have to channel the elements, and of course, everyone has an affinity to one or two -- kind of like having a college major, but also general education requirements!
    • While building the Attunement quiz, Emi says she spent a lot of time delving into the history and uses of elements in different cultures... The writers wanted the Attunements to feel linked to the classical elements, but to also have their own unique spin.
    • So they spent a couple brainstorms figuring out the quiz answers and how they related to their elements.
    • In the end, they tried to create a quiz that players could answer honestly, without necessarily guessing which answer is linked to which Attunement.
    • When asked in the interview if they had any tips for players as they embark on their Penderghast adventure... Chelsa said that You'll have many opportunities to gain new spells throughout the book. So her tip is to try to learn them all. You'll never know what a situation will call for...
    • Emi, for her part, said our Attunement will play a role in how you use magick and how you react to the events of the story! So she recommends playing to your strengths.
    • Maya was more sinister when she warned the player to watch their backs... Danger lurks in the shadows.
  • On November 9, 2018, it was revealed that there was another bug in the book if you are playing Chapter 1. PB put out a PSA saying they are working to fix the issue ASAP.[22]
    • It was officially fixed as of November 10, 2018, but in order for the bug to go away, players have to re-start the book again.[23]
  • On December 10, 2018, PB celebrated the new update, the launch of The Heist: Monaco, and the December birthdays.[24]
  • On December 13, 2018, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 9.[25]
  • When asked by our own Fearless Diva which character she related to, Chelsa answered on January 4, 2019, that it's: "Atlas hands down 👏🏽 mostly because I'm fashion forward, slightly unpleasant, and will fight anyone at anytime."[26]
  • On January 9, 2019, PB answered our own Fearless Diva that Chapter 13 will be coming out on Friday, January 11, 2019, and that no news is good news.[27]
  • On January 11, 2019, Chelsa revealed that Chapter 13 features one of her favorite backgrounds in the whole book, but to see it, we have to spend time with Aster.[28]
  • On January 18, 2019, Chelsa confirmed via Twitter that the unnamed female student that has a similar character model as Izzy actually has a name: Amy Stevenson.[29]
  • During the course of Chapter 14, Your Character and Atlas celebrate their birthday which is presumably on January 18, according to Chelsa.[30]
  • On January 21, 2019, PB confirmed that it is the MC on the cover of The Elementalists.[31]
  • On January 30, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 16, the first since Chapter 12 (despite being the only book on Fridays for 3 weeks).[32]
  • On February 1st, 2019, PB did a poll for which of the four love interests players picked to take to the Amorelia Day Gala in Chapter 16. The top 2 were Beckett and Shreya.[33]
  • On February 6, 2019, a sneak peek for Chapter 17 was released.[34]
  • On February 15, 2019, Chelsa, one of the writers for The Elementalists, told our own Fearless Diva via twitter that Atlas is a Moon, Metal, and Water att.[35]
  • On February 21, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for the finale chapter of the book.[36]
  • It is confirmed at the end of Chapter 19 that The Elementalists will receive a second book.[37]
  • On February 22, 2019, Chelsa, one of the writers for this book, teased that the Book 1 finale featured one of her favorite easter egg moments.[38]
  • On March 8, 2019, PB released the official soundtrack of the series.[39]
  • On March 14, 2019, PB released a The Elementalists-themed Spotify playlist.[40] [41]


  • The Elementalists, Book 1 is the first weekly book that is not a sequel to have the first two chapters on different days of the week.
  • This is the first book where you can decide your character's sexuality. You will be asked if you prefer men, women, don't have a preference, or aren't interested in a relationship.
  • One of the hairstyle choices is a reference to the Sure, Jan meme from The Brady Bunch Movie.[42][43]
    • In addition, in Chapter 1 of The Elementalists, if the player goes with Griffin Langley to help find his missing item... one of the items you encounter is an Egyptian scarab that resembles the one that Adrian Raines gave to Kamilah in Chapter 1 of Bloodbound, Book 1.
  • On October 25, 2018, it was revealed that this book along with Bloodbound, Book 1 and It Lives Beneath have been placed under the new spooky thrills section in the app.
  • In a premium scene of Chapter 3, there is a reference to the Endless Summer series: Your Character asks Professor Kontos if they are going to learn a spell to "keep the sun from setting and create an endless summer". He answers that "all summers must end".
  • In Chapter 4, it is revealed that blood is the 9th type of elemental magick, but it is the rarest of all the attunements and forbidden to practice after the actions of Raife Highmore, a nefarious criminal in the Magickal world known as The Dread.
  • In Chapter 7, you search a book and find images of Kraken from The Crown & The Flame, Dopey Cat by Mark Collins from LoveHacks and Redfield from It Lives In The Woods.
    • If you ask about Redfield, Your Character will mention that there is some resemblance with the Shadow Monster. Beckett replies that "this monster only appears sporadically, and has only ever been seen on the West Coast."
  • Atlas and Your Character being revealed to be identical twin siblings separated at birth and with magickal powers connecting the two of you to the sun and the moon in Chapter 10, seems to be paying homage to the 2005 Disney Channel original movie Twitches.
  • The titles for Chapter 11: Double Double and Chapter 12: Toil and Trouble are taken from the quote said by the three witches in Act 4 Scene 1 from the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth that goes: "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."[44]
  • Chapter 14 shares the same title as Desire & Decorum, Book 3, Chapter 12.
  • In Chapter 16, Aster makes a reference to Mary Poppins and calls her a famed Attuned. Like Mary Poppins, you can fly with the help of umbrellas in that chapter.
  • If you have all 10 desk items or spend diamonds in the final chapter, a bonus scene shows a mysterious man in a top hat crawling out of a chasm in the earth (that he presumably created) and killing a hiker with a tornado.
  • In Chapter 7, Your Character reads a book which asks to turn to page 394, which could be a reference to the popular quote in third book/film of the Harry Potter series.

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: The Elementalists, Book 1 Choices.


The Freshman The Freshman, Book 1 · The Freshman, Book 2 · The Freshman, Book 3 · The Freshman, Book 4 · The Freshman: Love Bites · The Freshman: Game of Love · The Freshman: Snowed In · Chris: Luxury Getaway · James: Masquerade Ball · Kaitlyn: The Perfect Date
The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3 · The Royal Holiday
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 3
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2 · Bloodbound, Book 3 · Bloodbound: Dark Solstice
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars · America's Most Eligible: Wedding Edition
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2 · Desire & Decorum, Book 3 · Desire & Decorum: First Winter
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists, Book 1 · The Elementalists, Book 2 · The Elementalists: Winters Past
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1 · Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 2
Open Heart Open Heart, Book 1 · Open Heart: Second Year · Open Heart: Third Year
Passport to Romance Passport to Romance
Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
Nightbound Nightbound
Platinum Platinum
Sunkissed Sunkissed
The Royal Heir The Royal Heir, Book 1 · The Royal Heir, Book 2 · The Royal Heir, Book 3 · The Royal Finale
Bachelorette Party Bachelorette Party
Mother of the Year Mother of the Year
Save the Date Save the Date
The Royal Masquerade The Royal Masquerade
Baby Bump Baby Bump, Book 1 · Baby Bump, Book 2
Blades of Light and Shadow Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1 · Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 2
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
Distant Shores Distant Shores
The Nanny Affair The Nanny Affair, Book 1 · The Nanny Affair, Book 2
Queen B Queen B, Book 1 · Queen B, Book 2
My Two First Loves My Two First Loves
Rising Tides Rising Tides
Hot Couture Hot Couture
Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
With Every Heartbeat With Every Heartbeat
Laws of Attraction Laws of Attraction
A Very Scandalous Proposal A Very Scandalous Proposal
Wake the Dead Wake the Dead
Crimes of Passion Crimes of Passion
Surrender Surrender