Young Adult > Fantasy > Paranormal
With power comes enemies. Lots of them.
Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.
He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.
Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.
With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…
I do not like Hunter. That was apparent when I started Elementals series. And reading Spirit does not change that, but my dislike for Hunter was taken down by a degree of two. Why? I have an affinity for characters who had it bad in their lives, and yet they survived. Hunter is a survivor. and after Spirit ended? Even then.
First half was very aggravating. To say that Hunter is constantly abrasive is an understatement. I get it, that I have to understand where his exasperating attitude is coming from, but the constant push-and-pull in terms of trust and relationship with the Merricks? Goodness, it was painfully irritating.
But if there’s one thing that this series is good at, it is the solidity of characters despite different POVs in each installment. And the final twist to hurt Hunter really hurt. Man, that was brutal. The guy just couldn’t catch a break.
I didn’t like her much, Kate Sullivan. Maybe it stems from my dislike of Hunter, thus I dislike her by association? Ha!
Spirit is an easy read, much like the first two books. The Merrick brothers are the same bunch of guys I met, with the exception of Michael who outshone Hunter’s character in this book. The numerous action scenes did not hurt, either. Oh, and the Kimmerer trademark a.k.a. hot scenes overload? You’ll still find them here. Yes, it’s Hunter, but what I can I say? The scenes are still sizzling. 😀
I love you, Michael Merrick. Such an awesome guy.
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Teen for granting my galley request.
SPIRIT by Brigid Kimmerer
Kindle edition, 432 pages