Thursday, May 10, 2012

Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (April 2012)

Goodreads Summary:

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. 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 . . .

My Thoughts:
This one wasn't even on my radar until a couple weeks ago when it showed up at my ebook library. But when I saw it was available, I snatched it right up. And I am so glad I did! There were so many things to this book that I loved. It'll be in the running for my favorite book of the year, for sure.

The characters:
I thought the characters were fantastic. I loved them all (with the exception of Drew, Seth, and Tyler of course, the mandatory "bad guys"). I especially loved the twins. I hope this twin fad that I'm seeing keeps up, because I love it! (The most recent other twin books I've read are Obsidian and Anew, both fantastic books.) I just adore the whole "Elemental" thing, have always wanted a good YA book about it, and here it was, everything I could hope for in a book.

But back to the characters. Chris was a sweet character that I totally would have fallen for before I'd fall for Hunter, not that he wasn't a cool character, too (though I did love his stones!). But the whole book I was just wishing that Becca would give Chris a chance. I can not wait for the next book, to see how it all works out (if we see how it works out, since it's in Gabriel's perspec). Love triangles! Love em or hate em, I guess. And generally I don't really enjoy the whole two-perspectives thing, and there wasn't much of it in here anyway, but I did like hearing Chris's take on things.

Becca was a strong female heroine. I thought she was one of the more realistic heronines that I've read of in a long time. I mean, it's nice reading books where the girl is suddenly thrown into chaos and becomes this strong-willed, conquering gal and all, but that's not realistic. I think in real life, people would react to this news (people controling the elements) like Becca did, tentatively and with a bit of fear, being involved but not running off into danger.

The Plot:
It had a good plot. It kept me going and thinking. Who saw that curveball at the end? Anyone? I sure didn't! I love a book with a twist, and that was a pretty good twist. I won't spoil it for anyone, but if you've read it, than you'll probably know what I'm talking about. Its got me so excited to read the next one! The book had a good solid pace and events that pulled you in. I, for one, wanted to devour this book in one sitting and then pick up the next one right away (which I can't do, because I have to wait half a year... *sad face*).

The Writing:
I thought the writing was fantastic. It was witty and quick and had a certain element (see what I did there? ;) to it that made the book just shine. I thought it was perfect.

To make this quicker, just read this book! It was so, so good! I'm going to have to go out and buy my own copy, and then read and re-read it until the next one comes out (IN GABRIEL'S PERSPECTIVE! YAY!). If this book hasn't made your TBR list yet, then that should be the next thing you do. Like, right now. Please. You can't regret reading this book!



  1. Can't wait to read this one! Glad to see that you liked it so much. The whole elemental thing really does sound awesome. And three cheers for a strong female lead! Now I'm even more excited. Thanks for the review! :)

  2. I've heard amazing things about this book and I'm really excited to read it. Great review! :)


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