Monday, May 13, 2013

Storm {by Brigid Kemmerer}

Title: Storm
Author: Brigid Kemmerer 
Series: Elemental, book 1 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

I loved this book. It's been a while since I've read a YA book that I've loved so much, but this one was it. I loved the characters, their relationships, the story line, the way it was played out. Of course, it wasn't perfect, but it was pretty darn close.

It starts out when Becca rescues Chris from getting beat up. She is then thrown into their world, which she never knew existed. Then this Hunter kid shows up, and Becca thinks she's falling for him. But nothing is as it seems. Like always.

I loved the dynamic of the relationships between the brothers. They each have a different personality, and that affects the way they interact with each other, and Kemmerer did a good job of showcasing that. Michael is the oldest, and for whatever reason, my favorite, and although he comes across as a jerk, he has also had to raise his brothers for the last few years. Gabriel and Nick are the twins. Gabriel can come off as a sexist douchebag a times, but he also redeems himself. Nick is the quieter one. Chris is the baby, and the one who's personality we get to see the most.

 I also liked the story line and the way it drew you in. It wasn't overwritten, or drawn out. It was also different enough from any other YA book that it kept me hooked. So many times, I see the same plot lines overworked, and this wasn't like that. It was refreshingly different.

Becca wasn't your usual damsel in distress main female character. After all, the book opens with her saving a guy. She was spunky and courageous, and didn't wait around for the guys to get things done. She got them done herself.

And hot guys. Five of them. Come on.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmm...I think yours is the first to mention Michael as a favorite, but I do have a soft spot for him myself. ;) So glad you joined the read along with us! Can't wait to see what you thought of Spark!