Tuesday, 29 April 2014

REVIEW - Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Storm 
Authors: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental #1
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: April 24th 2014
Genres: YA Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / Book Depo
Source: Bought paperback

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. 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 . . .


I don't know why it took me so long to read this book. I absolutely loved it! It was such a great story, I read it in just over a day. I couldn't put it down.

I thought this was gonna be just from Becca's POV but I was delighted when we got Chris's POV too. I would have preferred it be in 1st person rather than 3rd though. There is a great cast of characters to be found in this book. I loved each and every one of the Merrick brothers. They are just awesome! Even though Michael, the oldest brother, come across as a jerk, I could understand why he was like that. I felt so sorry for him, having to raise his brothers and having all this pressure and responsibility. I'm not sure which brother is my favourite yet. I have a feeling I'll fall in love with Gabriel when I read his book though. As well as loving the brothers I also really liked Becca. She was a tough girl and I loved that she stood up to the Merricks and didn't take any crap from them. Becca and Chris had great chemistry but there wasn't really much in the way of romance between the two. Becca has more going on with new kid Hunter so this did kind of create a bit of a love triangle but it was in no way intolerable. The romance aspect of the story doesn't play a major part. Speaking of Hunter, I want his dog! :P I wasn't too sure of Hunter at the start because you could tell he was hiding something. I wasn't sure whether he was gonna turn out to be the good guy or the bad guy so this added more mystery to the story. Was he the guy that was trying to kill the Merricks?

As I said above, I was pleasantly surprised when the romance ended up not being the main focus. The story behind the Merrick brothers and why they were being targeted took most of the focus. The story is very fast paced with plenty of action and suspense and I found myself glued to my book. Even though it stands just over 350 pages I got through it in no time. It is very well written and the words just flow across the page. Even though I saw the twist at the end coming this in no way made me like the book any less. There are still questions left unanswered but I am sure will we get them in the next books. I love that each book is about a different brother. I can't wait to learn more about them all.

Overall this was an exhilarating story that will have you hooked from the very beginning. Read this book!


  1. I've been wanting to read this book for so long. I'm glad you gave it five stars makes me feel more inclined to read it. :)

  2. Yvonne ShadowRealm29 April 2014 at 16:34

    You should definitely read it! It's amazing!! :)


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