May 18, 2012

Storm (Elementals #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

Earth. Fire. Air. Water.

When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten-up in the school car park, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Chris is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

Then there's Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. With her life at stake, Becca doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. and with two boy vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all?

Take Cover.
The storm is coming!

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Published: May 2012 by ALLEN & UNWIN
Price: Aud $14.99 Paperback

"Keep me close so you can hurt me."
I really enjoyed this book. Geez! Gabriel was freaking hot! Well, actually, not only Gabriel, but also his brothers. So Ive read the prequel (0.5) of this book and it was pretty much the continuation of the family feud, rivalry and great elemental powers. The plot was pretty interesting with the new twist and hints, intriguing mysteries, fast-paced actions, great settings and distinct characters. The best thing that I enjoyed in this book was the intriguing mystery and ofcourse, the romance. Danger is lurking, spread through-out the story so expect a heart-stopping moments.

The story was told in third-person's, and I loved how you could read not only Chris's thoughts but Becca as well. But while I loved Emily in Elemental 0.5, I didn't quite get connected with Becca here, don't know why probably the attitude. She is kind of judgmental with her bestfriend which is such a turnoff for me (coz it did happen to me) but other than that she is a very strong lead character, after all she'd been through, in the end she eventually stood up for herself.. Oooh lets go to the boys, ahhh. Chris is such a very intriguing character, I really really liked him alright but I need him sometimes to man up. Michael, ahh he is the big brother of Chris and the twins, and I loved him, I thought he was such a great character in 0.5 even if he wasn't really the main characters here in this book, he still played a big part in the story. Its just so sad that Michael and Emily's tandem didn't make it to Storm.  Hunter was odd but radiating with sexiness as well. And Gabriel! He is oozing with so much cockiness and hotness that it was so hard to keep my face straight, I just had to grin when its his line. I love him too. You'll have a hard time on choosing who is who to root for Becca. But a part of me is a bit glad Gabriel isn't Becca's love interest. And I cant wait to meet his girl omg!!!

Overall, I did enjoy this book and I thought its a great setup for a fantastic series. Paranormal romance lovers will truly enjoy this book, I have the feeling that the 2nd book, we will be introduced to a different characters point of view and I cant wait for the second book to come out!


  1. *smirks* Great review, Ate! You sure showed your "affection" to the boys, eh?

  2. I love the review, can't argue about the boys ;)

  3. I've just recently read the prequel novella and really need to get a copy of STORM soon, so I can delve into this awesomeness. I'm glad you enjoyed so much. Lovely review - thanks for sharing! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  4. Hah, from the four very hot and powerful brothers, Gabriel sounds like my kind of guy, too! I can't wait to read this, I've been hearing all these amazing things about it.
    Thanks for the awesome review. :)

  5. Yes!! One of my favourite parts of this book was how Brigid wrote the book half in Becca's perspective and half in Chris's (give or take) because dual POVs are always awesome and it just made everything all the more sweet! LOL and I feel like everybody is favouriting Gabriel in this book so I can't even imagine how crazy everyone will be fangirling in Spark! x)

    Amazing(ly hot, on Gabriel's terms) review, Lalaine! :) <3

  6. Great review sounds like a fab read. Pretty cover too!

  7. Great review!! This book sounds awesome and I will be sure to check it out :D

  8. Great review! Those boys definitely make me excited for the rest of the series!

  9. Lalaine, great review! I just read this one myself and absolutely LOVED it!! Gotta agree with you on all points.

  10. What a beautiful cover! And what a quote you picked... I'm definitely reading this one, Lalaine! Thanks for sharing the review and bringing it to my attention!

  11. I really loved this one too! Mine has a really different cover though I think I might prefer this one. I'm the same way with Gabriel, he's a great character and super sweet/boyrfriend material, but I don't they're such great friends you know! Super curious to read book 2!

  12. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I'm SUPER curious and cannot wait for the time to pick it up. I just need to catch up with my schedule again. o: It sounds fantasticcccc.

  13. Is there anyone who HASN'T loved this book? Seriously! Everyone I know who's read it highly recommends it! Lol. Guess I'll have to check it out!

  14. I have been curious about this book, and your review has sold me on it! I have to go out and get it. Thanks for a great review!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books


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