Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: August 28, 2012 (UK)
Goodreads Stars: 4
I absolutely adored Storm, the first book in this series. So much so that I had to pick this one up straight after finishing it. Brigid Kemmerer and the Merrick brothers really hook you in. I am a little sad, though, because now I have to wait AGES for the third book in the series.
Honestly, I didn't love Gabriel as much as I thought I would. I mean, I still loved him, but I didn't LOVE him, if you catch my drift. In Storm I was pretty sure that Gabriel was my favourite out of the four Merrick brothers, but Michael shot up to the top spot when I read his novella and he's just not moving. I also prefer Chris to Gabriel. But that doesn't mean he was awesome. Proud, cheeky, and hot-tempered always does it for me.
Like I said in my review of the first book, I *LOVE* elemental powers. It's a weird non-sexual kink of mine, and I don't know what caused it but it's been this way for ages. So of course, I loved this. I loved learning about the rules regarding the powers, who the Merricks' enemies are, the Merrick brothers' limits... ALL OF IT. I loved it.
Spark was just as action packed and exciting as Storm. I actually found Spark to be a little less predictable, which was awesome because I love surprises. Gabriel's humour only added to the story, and I was laughing out loud at several points while reading. Brigid Kemmerer is just so funny!
Layne was also awesome. The mystery surrounding her scars was intriguing, and in the end it was all dealt with very well. I loved how she looked after her brother! Being a big sister myself, I really connected with her.
So, without spoiling everything, I will say that Spark is just as good as Storm, even if I didn't love Gabriel as much as I had hoped. I don't feel any disappointment at all!
The Elemental Series:
2.5 Breathless (2013)
3. Spirit (2013)