Secret by Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Kensington Books
Nowhere is safe. Not even home…
Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point.
Keep his grades sky-high or he’ll never escape his hometown.
Keep his brother’s business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.
Keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his own twin—or he’ll lose his family.
Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who’s supposed to be his “girlfriend’s” partner.
Of course there’s also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. There’s a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.
Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?
Okay, so I adore this series. You know how I often talk about how I'm looking for books that are either about people with elemental powers, or that include time travel or parallel universes? Well, this is one of the series that kicked off the former of those obsessions. I read Storm and Spark (books one and two) a while ago because everyone seemed to be talking about them, and now I can't get enough! Brigid is one of my favourite YA authors now, and I'm very impressed with the direction she is taking this series. I can't wait for Secret, Nick's book, since I read the Breathless novella and now I feel like I'm being tortured by this wait.
Anyway, so, the cover. What do you guys think? I was expecting the brothers to be on the cover again until Brigid mentioned it was different than the rest. I'm a bit disappointed that Nick's love interest isn't on there, but still. I cannot wait for this book, you guys! And do you want to know another reason I'm excited for it? "This is by far my steamiest novel yet (in both relationships), and I'm a little surprised that my editor didn't make me change anything. Maybe she didn't notice." Yep, that's what Brigid said. I am so ready for this. Are you?
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of The Elemental Series, about a family of four brothers who control the elements, and their battle with those who want them dead. Storm, Spark, and Spirit are available now wherever books are sold. To read the novella introducing Nick’s story, be sure to check out Breathless available as an e-book only from major e-book retailers. You can learn more about Brigid and the Elemental boys at www.brigidkemmerer.com.
You can read my reviews of the previous books in this series by clicking on the covers below. You know, in case you wanted to see if this is your kind of thing.