Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Storm
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Published: April 24th, 2012 (Kensington)
Pages: 353
Source: bought
Series: Elemental #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

Meet my new favorite series! 
I had Storm on my wish list for quite some time, but I wanted to lower my TBR pile, so I hadn't bought it yet. When I saw Spark (the second book in the series) up on Netgalley, I requested it and got approved. Can you think of a better excuse to buy a book? No one could say now that I couldn't buy it. (That's what I told myself anyway).

This is on of those book that makes you want to hit yourself for not reading it sooner! So amazing! Brigid Kemmerer has an awesome writing style (and most of you will know by now I'm a sucker for a good writing style). You get sucked into the story right away and it doesn't let you go before you finish it! I got out of bed earlier to read this book! Yes, it was that good. 

I love the idea behind the book. Four brothers who can each control a different element. Chris is the MC in the first part of the series. He controls water. His POV is alternated with Becca's. She saves him from a fight in the school parking lot and they're drawn to each other, but not in an insta-love kinda way. She's pulled into Chris' world and the danger lurking there. They must help each other to be save again. 
It's not a superhero story, luckily. Chris is struggling with his powers. He knows he has great potential, just not how great. And losing control could mean losing his life. 

Becca is such an amazing girl! I just loved her. She saves Chris, although she barely knows him. She's picked on because of something she did, but you don't find out what that is until the end of the story. The way she deals with it was admirable. She keeps her head high and ignores them, although as the reader you know she's struggling with it. And than there is her long lost father, who's in town all of a sudden. That can't be a coincidence, right?

A story works better for me if you're not thrown in and everything happening way to fast. Brigid Kemmerer knows what she's doing! The story begins with the fight in the parking lot and it's a good beginning. You're introduced to the MC's in a characteristic way. Becca as a bit shy girl, who can stand up for herself and others. Chris as a powerful guy, but not invincible. The story gradually moves on from there. You get to know the characters better and you learn about the world their living in, but even at the end of the book you don't know everything. In a good way, you'll be curious for more. There's happening a lot, there's enough tension to not want to put the book down, but there isn't happening to much. Which is a good thing!

By now I've also read Elemental (#0.5), Fearless (#1.5) and Spark (#2) and I loved them all! Reviews will be posted soon. With each book I loved the series more. I would definitely recommend it!

And did you see that cover? So pretty :)


  1. Helene I just posted my review of Storm today, too and gave it 4.5 starts! I gave Spark the fully 5. Storm was a little predictable (like with the Guide's identities and Becca's abilities) and the love triangle was awkward at times. I also thought that the whole thing in the woods where Chris rescued Becca was wrong. That was an EXTREME and the fact that girls were like rooting for them was disgusting. It seemed a little too much. Otherwise, I LOVE THIS SERIES! <3

  2. Hahaha it's a great excuse to buy a book when that happens ;) Glad you loved it! It sounds pretty awesome, I am trying to keep my tbr list down.. but maybe I am allowing myself to add this one ;) I can't ignore such a raving review!

  3. ha ha// Meet my new favorite series!

    gr8 review . i lov the brothers

  4. Becca was so amazing! I loved her strength! AND CHRIS <3
    I cannot wait for Spirit!


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