Book Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Fantasy > Paranormal

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.

*****

How I got hooked with Storm: After finishing Sweet Venom, I was quite unsatisfied. So at 11pm in the evening, I picked up Storm. I kept reading until I was halfway through. I loked up and it was 2.30am in the morning! As much as I want to read on, I forced myself to put my Kindle down and get some snooze before my 7am work call time. Yes, I keep sneaking a chapter or two until i finished it after lunch time. Was it worth it? Oh yeah. It was very entertaining!

I think the only frustration I have with Storm is that Becca’s and Chris’ story was not wrapped up in a pretty little bow… until the last sentence of the book. It was torture! But still worth it.

Becca is brave and outspoken despite being bullied, harassed, and assaulted. I was just ticked off when Chris saved her life, one text from Hunter and she got so excited that she invited him over and spent the night with him. Really, Becca?Really? *huffs* I would’ve assumed and said the same thing Gabriel told Chris. *stucks out tongue*

Chris, is dangerously magnetic. His character was not as strong as I would like it to be (I’m more excited with Gabriel), but it still worked well with Becca’s character.

I don’t like Hunter for the sole reason that he got more time spent with Becca than Chris. but Chris has the POV, so I didn’t worry about Hunter ending up with Becca.

The paranormal element was quite a surprise. I liked the fact that Kemmerer portrayed the Elements as abstract entities. The Elementals control the elements, but they can control tthe Elementals as well, manipulate them when the desire for power becomes too strong. It was really unique, to think that the elements have a life of their own.

A lot of curses and violence here, but it’s not something uncommon in YA. And the action scenes are not lacking! Very nice. And the romance? Charming (though short).

Storm is an engrossing read. It reminded me of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout simply because I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

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