Series: Elemental #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
The storm is coming.
I can haz all Merrick brothers?
Thoughts on Storm
Well. I started Storm late one evening–eight or nine–and couldn’t pull myself away from it until I’d finished. And considering I’m in the middle of an adult historical romance bender and Storm is YA paranormal, that’s a high compliment. I thought I was burnout on YA paranormal. Not, apparently, if it’s from Brigid Kemmerer.
Another reason I know this series rocks? I was able to handle a–wait for it–love triangle. And you know how I hate those. And I hated this one too, but it made sense. It wasn’t overdone. If I can tolerate that, then the story has to be good. #Logic
I find myself clamoring for the next book in the Elemental series because for as much as we learn in Storm, there is a lot more left to learn. We’re with Becca, who knows nothing. We’re with Chris, who knows what’s happening, but as a narrator, he is slow to give up his secrets. Brigid Kemmerer nailed the “just enough information to keep me feverishly reading, but not revealing so little that I want to give up reading” line.
It’s a tough line to walk, y’all.
I am intrigued by this elemental world. But I like elemental powers. And I like how they were explained in Storm. Even though I know, without a doubt, there is more information to be had. I more more Elemental world. I want more Merrick brothers. Their family dynamic is a bit heart-wrenching. I liked Becca. She wasn’t damsel in distress, but she wasn’t “I don’t need anybody” either. She was real. Real is good.
Bottom line: I want more.