Series: Elemental, #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Elements
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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 . . .
After her self-defense lesson, from some student who clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about, Becca walks towards her car. Only to find two men beating another one. To help the man, she drives her car at them, which, luckily, makes the two guys run. She runs as fast as she can to the victim, who’s lying on the ground.
The victim turns out no less a person than Chris Merrick. She throws some water in his face, in the hope he regains consciousness. When he does, he appears to be very surprised to be given water and even wishes for a downpour. Okay, he might have been hit a little harder than she thought. But then the two men return and Becca recognizes Seth, a boy who goes to her school. When he takes her in a headlock, she suddenly remembers what she just learned in her lesson and she gives him an eye gauge. Meanwhile Chris has recovered enough to threaten the two men with… a bottle of water? Strange enough, the threat works and Steve and his buddy run away…
Afraid they’ll come back, Becca pushes Chris in the car and races off. When she offers to take him to the hospital, he refuses. Instead he gives her the directions to his house and passes out once again. Fortunately his house isn’t that far away and easy to find. The hardship comes the moment she rings the bell and the door opens to show a very grumpy man, who obviously is Chris’s brother. The way he treats her is even worse and he even threatens her after he carried Chris inside! And he attacks her in the garden! Luckily she wins this one, also because of her self-defense lessons and runs away. What she doesn’t know is the good deed she did today, although his brother obviously didn’t appreciate it that much, has very big consequences for her and the brothers…..
After reading Elemental (won’t write a review about it, it’s only 50 pages long), which ended in a huge cliffhanger, I immediately wanted to read the next book: Storm. Fortunately for me it just came out ^^ And I loved this book even more than Elemental! It’s kinda obviously I read this book in one go, with the 5 hearts I gave it, isn’t it? 😉 Although it did cost me some of my sleep time (but that’s okay if you’re reading an amazing book 😉 )
I’ve always been fascinated by stories about the 4 elements. It just seemed so cool to be able to control the wind, or summon fire. And from now on this will be one of my favorite stories about them. The how and the who and the what is explained in a credible story: it’s all about where you’re born, astrologically speaking. If you’re closer to one of the elements you get to receive its power. The closer you’re born to an element, the more power you receive ^^ I really want to find out what my spot is, although I’m not hoping much…
Brenda is a kick-ass heroine. Even though she ends up in life threatening situations, she still keeps her head cool. Or at least is able to remember her self-defense lessons and save the day. It was really nice to read a book where the man is the damsel in distress and needs to be rescued time and time again. I’d actually prefer to read this kind of story once in a while ^^ It’s much more fun ^^
There’s only one thing that disappointed me a little bit. Although Storm is a sequel, it starts a couple of years after the cliffhanger in Elemental. So much happened in the meantime, I’d much preferred to have finished Michael’s story first, although I was a little shocked after I found out what exactly happened in the years between. It helps explain how Michael made such a huge change for the worse, but at the same time I wasn’t that happy with it. I hope he gets another chance in his own (full, Elemental is an extra) book. I do recommend everyone to read Elemental first, it explains the entire situation a bit more and gives a glimpse of what happened in the past.
5 HEARTS. It’s just not possible to give this book any less. It has lots of my favorite things: Elements, Romance, Good Story and Delicious Hunks ^^ Besides reading this story makes you want to read more and find out more about the brothers and their magical world. I can’t wait to get my hands on Gabriel’s story!
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