Friday, 24 May 2013

Review ~ Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Elementals is one of those series I have been searching for..for a long time.  One of those books which makes you get miss your household works and gives you the NEED to take the Kindle everywhere with you.

Series: Elemental #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: April 24th 2012
Source: Bought
Genre: Fantasy, Young-adult

Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys; all the ones she doesn't want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They're powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life's at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming.



Imagine a pentagram as below.

If all the humans fall under this circle, and each of these points is an element - fire, water, air, earth and spirit.  The closer a human is to the point, the more he will be influenced by that element.  Those who fall directly in that point will be a pure Elemental.

The protagonist, Chris, and his brothers are pure elementals.  The spirit Elementals, who is called the Fifth and who can control all the remaining four elements, are chosen and trained to be a Guide.  And wherever there are such elementals born and mature, the Guide will be called to kill them.  Chris and his brothers are just trying to survive. 


The brothers:

What not to like in hot and sexy brothers?  Michael, Gabriel, Nick and Chris are facing their own problems.  Although they keep fighting with each other, they just can't live without one another.  Their bantering only amused me more.

“If you want me to fix your homework, you need to leave me alone.” Then he spotted her. “You’re back.”
“Yeah.” She glanced between him and Gabriel. “You do his homework?”
“Just the math. It’s a miracle he can count to ten.”
“I can count to one.” Gabriel gave him the finger.

Can someone please tell me where these brothers live?


“Casper, she said someone has to hold your leash.”
The dog barked.
Then he dipped his head, picked up the end of the leash in his mouth, and trotted after his master.”

:-) Well, see how cute can he be!  I love that smart! 


Quinn is the perfect annoying friend one can have.  It's nice to see someone not-so-perfect-and-your-ordinary-girl in a novel.

“She spilled your secrets,” said Quinn
“Yeah?” He sliced off a piece of chicken and glanced across the table. “What’s my name Becca?”
Busted. Becca wanted to melt into a puddle.
Quinn grinned. “You mean it’s not really New Kid?” 


There is only one thing that made me knock off that one star.  I can't connect with Becca.  Yeah, she is nice, kind and good.  But, I can't get why she goes with those untrustworthy idiots during the prom.  And I also can't get why she chose Hunter, why she doesn't want Chris and why she suddenly reacts opposite.  And there are so many whys..  And there are many reasons for those whys too.  The problem is I just can't agree with all of them.  That's it!  Other than that, this book and premise rocked.


Despite my problems with Becca, I still loved it more.  Because that one small flaw didn't ruin the fun of the novel.  This is a promising series and fulfilling novel!  I already starting reading the third novel and its awesome!  I wish I had known this series sooner.  I recommend this series for all YA fantasy fans. 


0.5.  Elemental - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
1.  Storm - Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
1.5.  Fearless - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
2.  Spark - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
2.5.  Breathless - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
3.  Spirit - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
4.  Secret - Expected publication 2014 | Goodreads

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