Oct 9, 2012


Title:  Storm
Author:  Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher:  Kensington Publishing Corp
Publish Date:  24 April 2012
Pages: 353
ISBN:  9780758272812
Source:  bought
Genre:  YA, supernatural, romance
Series:  Elementals
Other books in series:  Elemental, Spark, Fearless, Spirit (2013)
Rating: Liked

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 . . .

What is it about Chris Merrick that would cause Becca to help him?  That is how this story started.  Chris was getting beat up by some guys outside of school and Becca rushes to help him.  She eventually gets him away from them and takes Chris home.  If she thought she was in the clear, she was wrong.  The Merricks include Chris, Michael and twins Nick and Gabriel.  Nick and Gabriel both go to her school and they are “hot” according to Becca.  When she brings Chris home unconscious from the beating, the Merricks instantly think something is wrong with what Becca tells them that happened.  Michael scares her and she leaves. 

There is something different about the Merricks.  They are elementals.  They can control the elements.  Chris’ element is water, so when Becca gave him water during the fight, it revived him.  Becca doesn’t know this when she brings him home.  Michael Merrick thinks that she does and that is why she gave him the water.  It is also suspicious that Becca doesn’t want to tell them who exactly she is.  The reason for that is because her ex-boyfriend spread nasty rumors about her and now everyone wants to “date” her.

There have been threats for a long time that the Guides would be called in on the Merricks.  The guides are the people who monitor elementals.  They are the “judge, jury and executioner.”  There are symbols that are used to indicate they were called.  The problem is that it was painted on Becca’s garage and she isn’t an elemental.

Then, there is this new kid who shows up in school, Hunter.  Becca isn’t sure about him in the beginning.  She kinda wants to see him, but he is snarky.  Who is Hunter and why has he shown up at school?  What is up with his white hair?  What is going to happen between the Merricks and the guides?  Will Becca be involved in that and how?

I was looking forward to this book ever since I read Elemental.  I was instantly fascinated by the Merricks and elementals in general.  I love how each of the Merricks have a different ability.  Something that is not usual.  At first, Becca is afraid of them, not because they are elementals, but because they are big, burly guys who are threatening.  I liked that after she got to know them, they tolerated her a little better.  Michael, the eldest, is always looking out for his brothers, sometimes a little too much.  The younger Merricks needed a brother as much as a parental figure.  After reading Fearless, Spark is next on my list to read about the Merrick brothers.


  1. This sounds like a really interesting book. I hope it's not one of those ones where the love triangle completely takes over!

    1. I was really impressed that Storm wasn't about the love triangle. Good balance. The book was more about what was going on than who Becca was kissing. :)


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