Monday, 17 September 2012

Book Review (140): Storm - Brigid Kemmerer

Storm (Elemental #1)

Publication: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
Pages: 368
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Earth. Fire. Air. Water.

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten-up in the school car park, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Chris is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

Then there's Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. With her life at stake, Becca doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. and with two boy vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all?

Take Cover.
The storm is coming!
My Thoughts...
OMG! I cannot believe how good this series is, I didn't want to put this book down, unfortunately things like sleep and work got in the way.
I was extremely excited about this series after reading novella #0.5 featuring Michael and I was dying to know what happened after that ending, and I was on tenterhooks until it was addressed in this book and I just felt so bad for Michael, can he get a proper book soon? Please?.
Well it's five years since the end of Michael's novella, he is left looking after his three younger brothers Gabriel, Nick(identical twins) and the youngest Chris after the death of their parents.
Becca is just leaving school after staying late to take part in a self-defence course and sees two boys beating up another who's lying on the ground unconsciou,s after chasing them off she takes him home to his brothers, Michael especially makes her feel less than welcome, because you see they all have a secret they each represent an Element, Michael(earth), Gabriel(fire), Nick(air) and Chris(water), being pure Elementals makes them stronger than most which leaves their lives in danger pretty much most of the time, from people with lesser  Elemental powers and the Guides, people with all Elements including spirit who are sent to dispatch those with too much power, and the Merrick brothers have been  watched very closely for a very long time.
Becca keeps getting drawn in to the Merrick's lives through no fault of her own, she starts a relationship with Hunter a new boy in school who seems to have a secret of his own, but she's also attracted to Chris, but they constantly get their wires crossed in regards to each other.
Finally a Guide is sent and the identity of this person is a shocker, I never in a million years would have guessed who it was.
A fantastic story, great characters and a series that I hope will continue on for some time.
Favourite Quotes...
'How do you know they'll explode?' he whispered. 'You kidding? Nick and I blow stuff up all the time.' 'You've never gotten caught?' 'Nah.' His brother seemed to reconsider. 'Okay once, but we ran.'

'Look Chris.' She dropped onto the bench again and gripped the edge of the table. 'I'm not going to sleep with you,' she whispered fiercely, feeling her cheeks flush. 'I'm not going to mess around with you under the bleachers. I don't give hand job in the men's room, or-' 'Wow. You like to get this out of the way up front, huh?'

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.
I give this a huge 5/5.

A Big Thanks To Allen & Unwin Australia.

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