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
Brigid Kemmerer’s Storm immediately had my attention from its opening scene where Becca, the main female lead, saves Chris Merrick from a brutal beating. From there it was a roller coaster of intensity as she uncovered all the details of the difficult situation she found herself in — from discovering that there are individuals who can control the elements to dealing with the torment she deals with at school.
While Brigid Kemmerer had a lot of action — and I think the use of elements was so cool and different — the real highlight of Storm was how realistic her characters were. Having grown up with three brothers, I found that the dynamic between the Merrick boys was especially authentic. I loved that they were foul-mouthed, volatile, frustrating, and completely unpredictable. In addition to that, I also loved how Brigid Kemmerer handled the bullying Becca endured at school. Becca’s hurt was palpable and, as difficult as her situation was, I liked that Brigid Kemmerer had such a strong focus on it.
If there was one issue that I found with Storm, it was the relationship between Becca and Chris. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked them and they were the ones I was rooting for! But…I wish there had been more. Hunter and Becca got plenty of scenes where I saw their growing friendship and I feel that I missed that sort of gradual development with Chris and Becca. Still, I did enjoy what I did get.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for an exciting, fast paced read, look no further than Brigid Kemmerer’s Storm. You really can’t go wrong with the use of elements and the hot boys that can control them. Can it be Tuesday now? I want to get my hands on
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