Wednesday, October 3, 2012

REVIEW: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Recap:

Becca hasn’t had it easy, but nothing compares to the trouble she finds after saving Chris from a beating. He’s different than the other guys in school, mostly because he can control water while his brothers can control earth, air, and fire. They’ve been marked for death and because she’s associated with them, Becca is too. The new kid in school, Hunter, seems to have a knack for being there for her trouble comes calling, but is it a coincidence or something more? It all comes down to one bid storm that could change all of them for good.

Title:  Storm
Series:  Elemental
Book #: 1
Author:  Brigid Kemmerer
Approximate Book Length:  353 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:

This book has been getting a lot of hype, so I was a little wary going in. If your expectations are too high, you’ll be disappointed no matter what, but if you expect a bad book, you’re likely to be harsh on it. When the book opened up, I was excited that it gets right to the point with Becca saving Chris. We then meet the brothers, and I really wanted to punch all of them.

The pace of the plot felt a little slow at first, but it actually really isn’t. Every scene has a purpose and the buildup to all the fun stuff like finding out more about Chris and his brothers and the romance triangle with Hunter, Becca, and Chris. The character development and progression of the conflict is written so precisely to make the anticipation of each big moment exquisite. I ended up loving the brothers, despite their flaws and hanging on every word waiting for the next “storm”.

There are a lot of very emotional topics tackled in this story ranging from family dynamics to high school social dangers. Of course there’s also some supernatural ethics included too, making for a very dramatic read. I cried here and there, hung on every word, and spent all night unable to put it down.

In Conclusion:

Brigid Kemmerer weaves a stunning tale that is mesmerizing and enthralling as it provides an intricate plot full of magic, suspense, and sweet romance. Storm is an awesome start to a fun series and I will recommend it to all my friends that love a good YA read!

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