Sunday, June 2, 2013

Short Story Sunday: Elemental

Title: Elemental
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental, .5
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.
Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.
But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.
They want him dead.

The reason I didn't rate this higher is because it's a novella, and because of that I don't feel there is sufficient amount of time to completely write out a story. (Hence why it is a novella and not a novel) 

However, don't let that deter you because it was actually a really good read. It was a great introduction to the start of this series. It explains the background of the story (what are Elementals, the problem in the town that is prominent in Storm) and gives just enough of a sneak peek to make you interested in reading the first book.

Although the Elemental series can be read without reading this first, I would recommend it. It gives insight to the oldest Merrick brother, Michael. It also kind of explains why he's such a jerk. I think I like Michael best out of all the brothers, and it's because of reading this. Had I not, I don't think I would have liked the Michael he is in Storm. (WHYYY does his book have to be the last one? :/ ) It also gives us a look at their parents, and at the other three when they were younger (aww Chris is such a young'un in this one!) In Storm, Gabe and Mike have a few issues and this novella gives us insight into Michael's point of view of it (or so I think).

Short and sweet, Elemental is a fun little read that will make you itching for more of the Merrick brothers :)

This review can also be found on   Rachel Marie's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

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