Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental #1
Published by Kensington on April 24th 2012
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 . . .
For weeks now, I have been eyeing Storm with a bit of trepidation. Despite more than quite a few gushing reviews, I was still really on guard. If there is one thing I love as much as dystopian reads, elemental books have to be it. And quite frankly, I am shocked that this type of read has not yet become a trend among the YA books. But I am still holding out hope.
Storm features more than enough characters to get lost in. Have a certain type of guy that catches your fancy? With not one.. not two… but FIVE guys, I am sure he is in here somewhere.
The focus of Storm lies with Chris and Becca. Chris was a difficult character to fall for. And even after finishing the book, I am not sure I am sold on the romance of the two. Hunter, Chris' rival for Becca's affections, was much easier to like. But like Chris, by the end of the book, I am not sold on him either. If I have to pick, I am glad things turned out the way that it did. However, the ending of Storm just unexpectedly died off. I have to say that was a bit disappointing. All the build up, all the teen angst, and that was it? One rival just leaves with a cryptic comment, and life nicely falls into place? Not sure I buy that.
But despite my doubts regarding the easiness of the resolution, Storm went beyond my expectations. The book, as a whole, flew by. This was one of those reads that are perfect for a rainy day. A day where you can put everything else on hold and be fully absorbed in its awesomeness.
Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.
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