Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Magic
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
Source: Bought on Kindle
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.
I’d heard some really awesome reviews of Storm, which made me seriously excited to read this book. When I saw that it was only $2.99 for the Kindle, I just couldn’t resist snapping it up. And while I can say that I really enjoyed this book, I just had a few too many problems with it.
My favorite part of Storm has to be the elemental powers that the guys had. I love any type of magic, and things like that, so it was so great to learn about the powers Chris and his brothers had. I love the idea of having brothers that specialize in each element, the idea was so unique and intriguing. I also love how the explanations for these powers were done, too. The information wasn’t all given in one huge information dump, it was done it little bits and pieces, so that we didn’t get overwhelmed with everything. It was so smart, and made it easier for us, the readers.
Storm was also such a fun book, in general. It was just one of those books that I thoroughly enjoyed, and one of those books where you finish the last page with a smile on your face. Even with all this fun, however, there were some darker notes the story. It added a lot of depth and created a wonderful message in the book about something really important. I liked this addition to the book, and felt that it made the book so much better than it would have been without this addition. I won’t say anything else, in fear of spoilers, but I think it was great that Ms. Kemmerer added it to the story.
Even though I liked this book, there were a few things I didn’t like about Storm as well. The main thing being Chris and his siblings’ relationship with Michael, their oldest brother and guardian. Being the oldest of 4 (like Michael is) I could definitely relate to Michael. But, he was constantly yelled at and blamed for, for no apparent reason. I wasn’t fond of this, just because I connected with Michael. Hopefully, this will be better in the next book.
Overall, I enjoyed reading Storm. It was a fun book to read, and the powers in this book were really described well, and were intriguing. However, the Merrick brothers’ relationship with Michael was something I was not fond of, and there’s also a love triangle that I just did not like (insert major eye roll here). However, I do recommend you pick up Storm if you’re looking for an entertaining read!