Monday, March 18, 2013


Storm (Elemental, #1)
Today's post is on 'Storm' by Brigid Kemmerer. It is the first book in The Elemental Series. It is published by KTeen which is the YA imprint of Kensington Publishing. It is 407 pages long including a bonus novella and part of the first chapter for the second book Spark. The intended reader is YA but anyone can read this and enjoy. The cover, it is blue because it is about the brother who can control water, has four young men on it with three faded out but one in sharp focus. There is some language and some kissing but nothing too graphic. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- 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 know 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 that 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...

Review- First thing to get out of the way, this is not another teen aged love triangle. It has its moments but Becca picks Chris in the and series moves on to the next brother Gabriel and I have to say I really liked that. I, for one, am tried of reading about the girl stuck between the two guys and just not able to choose. That is not this book. Kemmerer does have the triangle thing going to a little while but then she moves on. The writing is good, the characters are not whiny or too stupid, they are teens trying to handle big things in life without any real adults to guide them. The eldest brother is about about twenty-four and the other adults who would know how to control their elemental powers are afraid of the Merrick brothers because of their power levels. I wish this series was written when I was a teen because I was looking for it. The romance between Becca and Chris is important but nothing more than a few kisses happen so no fear there. This series is about not being afraid of yourself and finding someone who isn't either.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review. I borrowed this from my local library.