18 September 2012

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Elemental #1
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Source: Bought
Rating: Essential

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. - Goodreads

I absolutely adore stories about people who can wield the elements in some fashion, and while I definitely went into this expecting to like it, I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did! The entire book had me hooked, and the amount of emotions I experienced while reading it was insane.

I feel as though I'm about to fangirl, but I shall rein myself in. Just for you.

The story is told from the points of view of both Becca (the girl who's bullied after a rumour is started about her sleeping with the football team) and Chris (Merrick. That is all.) Both points of view were a wonderful read, as I adored both of the characters and the events that happened in their chapters.

It was a little difficult to read at times because Becca had absolutely no idea about Chris being able to control (which is a bit of a strong word for what he can do right now, but still) water, but I already knew all that. There was no big AH-HA! moment for her either, and she just sort of accepted it when she found out. This didn't feel out of place, though, because so much stuff had happened between the two of them and she would have been an idiot if she hadn't caught on eventually.

I just have to say, I absolutely adored the Merrick brothers. They're my new favourite siblings, next to the Winchesters. Each one of them had their own unique personality and their own background, and they were all given a lot of time to shine considering that all but Chris were secondary characters. I'm not sure if I have a favourite out of the four of them, although while reading this I definitely liked Gabriel the most. Now, I think I may be in love with Michael.

I should probably also mention that I read this book and the sequel (and the prequel novella) one after the other, so my feelings are a little mixed up. That said, the fact that I did read them like that should show you that I ADORED this book! It was action packed, and full of awesome family feels (which I adore all of the time) and the characters were THE BEST.

There is a love triangle in this book, but don't let that put you off. It's really not that awful, and Becca does go backwards and forwards a TINY WEENY bit, but it's not Twilight or The Vampire Diaries. You needn't worry.

I'm trying to think of something else to say so I won't break into fangirling mode, which is usually reserved for Twitter and Tumblr. Erm... THIS IS SUCH A GREAT BOOK YOU GUYS I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE BROTHERS AND THIS AUTHOR /fail.

In all seriousness, GO AND PICK THIS UP NOW.

The Elemental Series:
0.5. Elemental
1. Storm
1.5. Fearless
2. Spark
2.5 Untitled (2013)
3. Spirit (2013)


  1. i have it on my wishlist but so far no luck but one day i will read it^^

    thank you a lot for this interesting and complete review

    1. I hope you get it soon, because everyone should read this series! :D

  2. Shall we fangirl together? ;) I LOVE THIS SERIES!

  3. I LOVED this book :-D and I LOVED Spark the next book in the series even more (I read it in a single sitting, as I couldn't put it down)!! I'm definitely a Gabriel fan. Roll on Spirit (book 3).

    Happy reading! :-D

    PS: I think if you like this series you probably like the series by Joss Stirling about the Benedict brothers (who are all obvs really hott). Think the first book is called Finding Sky.

    1. I read the books in what was pretty much a single sitting as well! Although I did fall asleep with my Kindle while reading Spark. I'm so excited for Spirit!

      Ooooh, I have Finding Sky on my shelf! I'll definitely have to bump it up on my TBR list. Thank you!

  4. Eeeee! Amber, I'm glad you liked it! I love Storm SO much, and I think you know what? I think this is actually the first love triangle I've ever read that I truly love :D

    1. YES! I was expecting to hate Hunter but he turned out to be pretty cool, despite the SPOILERS lying and all that. I don't like him as much as I like the Merricks, but he's all right :D

  5. YES, this is such a fab series!! I am totally in love with those brothers too. =b Can't wait for the next book, and I still do have Hunter's novella to read.

    1. I haven't read Hunter's novella yet either. I think I'm going to wait until closer to Spirit's release date, because otherwise I'm going to get impatient!

  6. !!!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES SO SO SO SO MUCH. Like you, I was absolutely expecting to be a fan, but it still managed to blow me away with how much I freaking LOVE. I need me a Merrick in my life *sigh*

    AWESOME review and I'm so happy you're fangirl so we can all go cry and rock back and forth in a dark corner until the release of Spirit.

    1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, FANGIRLS UNITE! Why aren't the Merricks real? *sobs*

      Thank you! Oh my gosh, you should totally expect some random tweets from me in the mean time. Spirit is soooooo far away!


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