Spirit (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series #3)

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"Original, funny, and romantic, this is the series that YA fans have been waiting for." --Nocturne Reads

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 ...

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Overview

"Original, funny, and romantic, this is the series that YA fans have been waiting for." --Nocturne Reads

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. . .

Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series

"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke

"A refreshingly human paranormal romance. . . Read fast and keep that heart rate up." --Kirkus Reviews on Storm

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Kirkus Reviews
The third in the Elemental series largely turns from the charismatic Merricks to the problems of Hunter, a spirit elemental who was introduced in the first title, Storm (2012). Hunter is now being booted from his home by an angry grandfather who seems to be protecting his passive mother, lost in grief at the death of her husband, Hunter's father. At school, Hunter develops an attraction to newcomer Kate, another spirit elemental (Kemmerer's mythos includes an extra element), which leads to many descriptions of kissing. And tension: Kate is apprenticed to yet another spirit elemental, who is out to kill the Merrick brothers. While it's refreshing to have the paranormal action mostly taking a back seat to more human teen concerns, genre readers will be disappointed at the flat denouement. Unless, of course, they are attached enough to the elemental Merrick boys from the first two books to want to just hang out in their parallel universe. It's rather odd that Hunter never seems to use his powers and equally odd that Kemmerer appends a short, "bonus" novella to the end of the book that is all about Nick, an air elemental who recognizes that he is actually gay and not ever going to grow into an attraction to girls. For dedicated series fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758272836
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series, #3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 225,330
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

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    I have been in love with author Brigid Kemmerer¿s the Elementals

    I have been in love with author Brigid Kemmerer’s the Elementals series since I read the first book and had my mind completely blown. Then I read the sequel, my mind gets blown again and was starting to doubt that she could top how awesome Spark was. Silly me, I was only twenty pages into Spirit before I had to stop reading, exclaim loudly how it was my favorite book and how awesome it was, before sitting down, shutting up and reading. I’ll say right now that I would be surprised, very surprised if somehow the next novel in the series managed to top Spirit. It’s just too awesome.

    Spirit tells the story of Hunter (finally!) who has some major issues the first being that he’s just about had it with his mother and grandparents. The second being that Calla is threatening to burn down the entire town to the ground unless Hunter can get her the Guides. The third problem, probably the biggest one, is Kate. Kate who is the new girl in school, Kate who is drop-dead gorgeous and badass too. Kate who has come to town with her mentor, Silver, as Guides sent to kill the Elementals. As Kate is sent to find out more about the Merrick brothers she finds herself growing closer with Hunter and the two find themselves caught in a tragic romance.

    I loved finally getting to see Hunter’s story. Throughout the series he has come off as a bad guy with angst issues. The story shows who he is as a person, what his deepest thoughts are and it answers a lot of questions that I had about him. After Hunter meets Kate we also get to see what he does when he’s falling in love and while his romance with Kate is very complicated (as she’s with the Guides and has a hidden agenda) it’s also my favorite romance in the series. The two have cute banter, such romantic scenes together and are two badasses falling in love. Totally perfect!

    While reading I really enjoyed the chapters in Kate’s POV for a few reasons and I’ll get to each one. Firstly, I liked that Kate was a lot different from the other defenseless girls that the Merrick brothers got as their love interests. Kate knew what she wanted, had to work to get it and was also brooding. A very independent female character. Secondly, I really liked her. Her personality, her flawless appearance, her way of speaking—all of it just made me instantly like her. The third thing: Silver a.k.a. her extremely dangerous and hot-with-a-capital-H mentor.

    Spirit takes readers on an emotional roller coaster as so many things happen in the plot. I came for Hunter and stayed for the non-stop action and heart wrenching romance. Right from the opening chapter to the final chapter where I had to sit down, curl up in a ball and cried and accept that the ending was in fact the ending. Honestly, I’ve never been more emotional than I was while reading Spirit. The writing and the plot and the characters, it all takes your emotions on a rollercoaster that you do not want to get off of.

    I would recommend the Elementals series to readers who are looking for a romantic teen fiction with some fantasy thrown into the mix. Readers who are looking for addictive reads will eat these books up and anybody who is just looking for some good YA love will definitely love the Elementals.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    Awesome Book, Awesome Series !! * I received this book from the

    Awesome Book, Awesome Series !!

    * I received this book from the author for an honest review.
     
    Hunter is having a really bad day...night...week. He doesn't know what to do or who his friends are, so he only has himself to rely on. And that's not going too well, either. For awhile he and Gabriel Merrick were sort of friends, but Gabriel and the rest of his brothers are ticked off at Hunter and consider him an enemy, again. Then there's Calla, weird crazy Calla. She's creating a lot of havoc in his life and refuses to leave him alone.
     
    The only person he may have a chance of befriending is the new girl at school, Kate Sullivan. She doesn't know anything about him or his history, so they can start with a clean slate. He likes her, but can he trust her?
     
    And more sinister things are happening around town, things that threaten his community and his way of life. Hunter feels pulled in several directions. How can he do what's expected of him if he isn't sure it's right?
     
    This third book in Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series is a powerful story of personal conflict, trusting others, and finding the courage to follow your conscience. Hunter struggles to understand his family, his past and the responsibilities expected of him as a Guide. The few times he's trusted anyone, he's been let down. And he hates that innocent people have to die just because they're born with special abilities. Hunter knows he's barely holding it together. But how can he expect any help or guidance when he doesn't know who to trust?
     
    I'll admit I cried a lot while reading this story. I wanted to take Hunter in my arms, hug him tight, and assure him that everything would be okay. That though he's well-trained in hand-to-hand combat and his ability with a knife is amazing, he's still a 16-year-old struggling with the same hormonal imbalances and maturity issues that other teenage boys experience. I wanted to assure him that he has the strength to overcome his insecurities and the courage to stand up for what he believes is right.
     
    It's a credit to the author's storytelling ability that readers can become so invested in her characters. Hunter, Kate, and the Merrick brothers are so multidimensional that you can't help but care for them and to feel what they feel. Thus the reason for my bucket of tears.
     
    But don't get me wrong. SPIRIT's not a depressing book, at all. Just poignant. It has happy and funny parts too. And it's a great book for the beach or to enjoy during a relaxing evening at home. So get out there and buy this book. Now, if not sooner. It's a great addition to the Elemental Series and to your library.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

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    A must read series by a very talented author! :D Hunter...oh, Hu

    A must read series by a very talented author! :D Hunter...oh, Hunter! My heart broke for him many times in this book. Many times. How can I not love Hunter? He's been through so much, doesn't know what he is suppose to do, who he can trust... As much as it pained me to see him struggle, I loved watching him slowly find himself in Spirit. It was a long, painful journey, but he did it. Does that mean his life is now perfect and easy? Hell no! But he knows who he is, what he believes in, and, more importantly, that trusting the right people (like the Merricks) does not make him weak.


    Spirit is just as great as the previous books in the series, and yet this book is very different from the others. I loved every moment of it. I cried along side Hunter when he couldn't hold up his fake front anymore. I cried for his losses. I cried over his lack of trust, and friendship and love. Yet I also cheered for him, even laughed with him a time or two. Kemmerer has a talent, writing action packed novels with a heart---and I don't mean the romance, thought that is always nicely done, too. The heart I refer to is emotions, being able to find yourself, to find a connection with another person, whether it's a budding romance or a brother-like bond with the Merricks. Well done, Kemmerer, well done!


    Gah, I love the interactions between the Merrick brothers, as well as the scenes with the Merricks and Hunter. They're not all huggy and nice, they're real. They are guys. Emotions? Pfft, push those aside and pretend they don't exist, but secretly yeah, they do have them. :) Love it! The sarcasm, the fights and arguments. And then the small “make up” scenes when they agree to be friends. Or, at the very least, not complete enemies. Even amongst the brothers, this happens often. They love each other, of course, but that doesn't mean they get along all the time!


    Really, the conversations between Gabriel and Hunter are great. They're guys—they say one thing out loud, but really want to say something else. Stubborn men! But I loved every minute of it. Plus, you know I love Gabriel!


    And the passion--- Oh, Hunter! Very lively and sexy; no complaints from me!


    Wow! Yes, he does know what to do...can I throw myself at him? Please?


    And my favorite scene, I think, came at the very end. * sigh * I blinked back more than a few tears at this part. Wake up, Hunter—you're not alone in the world, the Merricks are there for you, and Gabriel needs you as a friend as much as you need him! :D






    4.5 STARS! Once again, Brigid Kemmerer has blown me away! Hunter's book both surprised me and yet gave me everything I expected! This is one series, one author, you do not want to miss. It's not just another paranormal, romance, it's not “just a YA” book. Kemmerer's books are so much more than that. Gabriel, barely, beats Hunter as my favorite Elemental, but I love Hunter, too, and Spirit is definitely going on my keeper shelf!







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    For my full review, including favorite quotes from SPIRIT, please visit my blog, TBQ's Book Palace

    I received this e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    This third installment to the Elemental series really threw me f

    This third installment to the Elemental series really threw me for a loop in more than one way. There were a couple of twists and turns that I really never expected, and in a way, I still don't know what I think of them. But it was great to return to the world of Elemental and revisit my favorite characters.

    It was great to finally feel like I knew Hunter. He's been something of an enigma in most of the other books and you just never really know what he's thinking. Well, this is his book, and so we get to be inside his head, hear his thoughts and understand him, finally. And I loved him. He's not as cut and dry as I thought he'd be. He has internal struggles that were sad and made me feel for him even more than I always had. He has no one in the world, and has felt that since the death of his father. He doesn't feel he belongs anywhere except with others like him, but can he really trust them either? For this reason, I loved his interactions with the brothers so much and look forward to seeing that dynamic develop further in future books.

    Kate... I'll admit, I really had a hard time with Kate. I just didn't like her. I'm not sure what it was about her, except that I didn't feel like I really knew her until near the end. For this reason, there just didn't seem to be anything there for me to grasp onto...nothing to humanize her or make me really care about her. Until near the end. At that point, I changed my mind about her due to a certain event that occurred, and then I did like her. She redeemed herself.

    The romance between them was hot, of course, because this author knows how to write hot romance between her characters. So I enjoyed that, even if I didn't feel that Kate was the right girl for Hunter. And considering a certain event that happens near the end of the book, it makes sense why I would feel that way.

    The writing in this book was, like all her other books, was phenomenal, so emotional and well done. I felt strong emotions throughout the whole book. She has a way of packing a punch into her books that really makes you care about those main characters. I was feeling a little shocked at the end, and I'm not really sure where the author is going to take things next. I'm having to step very carefully around not revealing something earth-shaking about this ending. It was definitely a cliffhanger and definitely really shocked me.

    I don't want you to think, because of the things I said above, that I didn't like this book. I did. It was actually a great installment to this series, but it left me begging for more and wanting to find out what is going to happen next to the Merrick brothers, and to Hunter. Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    A Quick, Alright, Read

    All in all I enjoyed Spirit but I did not care for Kate, her attitude bothered me a lot so I had a hard time reading the parts about her.

    Hunter struggled a lot in this book, everything seemed to go wrong for him and I felt bad for him most of the time yet he also brought a lot of things upon himself.

    The guides seem to be back in full force trying to do in the pure elementals who just want to be left alone.

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  • Posted August 7, 2014

    Rating: 3.5 / 5 Once again Brigid Kemmerer has created a nice,

    Rating: 3.5 / 5

    Once again Brigid Kemmerer has created a nice, suspenseful story while keeping everything else in check.

    Finally getting a glimpse into Hunter's life and what it's like helps readers to better understand why Hunter is the way he is. The story from Kate's point of view provides readers with enough suspense and mystery to keep the reader engaged throughout the book.

    But still the book fell short on the interest level. For some reason, as much as I liked the overall story, I still found some parts of it boring and slow. And also like with the previous two books, this one also ends pretty quickly right after the climax. When I am reading a book, I expect the ending to be a little more detailed and maybe a tiny bit long, unless the author decides to end the book with a cliffhanger, in which case it's fine. This book however isn't like that. Each book in the series are different from the one before it, which is why I feel that the ending should have been a tiny bit longer.

    The overall story in the book was really nice, and I was able to understand Hunter way better in this book. In the end, Hunter had officially gained my trust, and now I like him just as much as I like all the Merrick brothers. Although this book wasn't as good as the first two, it was still a satisfying read and I am still looking forward to reading the next book.

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    Posted June 25, 2014

    Crypt

    "Nahh." Smiles and curls in a ball. Thus sleepingl

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    Posted June 21, 2014

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    Nope.....

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    Posted June 25, 2014

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    "Goodnight Crypto..."

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  • Posted March 3, 2014

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    Before I get started on this review, I was supposed to review th

    Before I get started on this review, I was supposed to review this book last year. For some reason, I read the book but never posted a review. So, here it is.

    Plot: Once again, this author has amazed me. I love this plot and the way it move. So much action yet filled with just the right touch of emotion. I think this story has so much more than what I thought. It really captured me and held me in the book.

    Hunter: Just his story in general is really intriguing yet heartbreaking. I loved learning more from his point of view as well as the other brothers. I think this guy has proven himself time and again. I’m hoping that maybe one day he will had his happy ending.

    Ending: This book does not end on a happy note. It ends sad yet the story is fulfilled. I can only hope that the author will release another story for Hunter or at least, give him something to make him happy. I didn’t see it ending that way. That is the reason why I held so strongly to the book.

    I really love this series and I think all should read it. It’s has a great plot and characters to interest any reader. Spirit is a fabulous addition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Wispstar

    Sighed

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    Posted August 31, 2013

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    She cat

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    Posted September 1, 2013

    SILVERSPARK TO THE KIT!!!!!

    Runs to the river quickly to find u sruggleing to get to the surface. Swims out and grabs the kit and starts swimming to shore with the kit. When she gets there she scolds the kit for going so close to the river

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    Posted August 31, 2013

    Willowfeather

    Okay. Thank you.

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    Posted August 30, 2013

    Seafur

    Walks in. Hello. May i join? She said.

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    Posted August 27, 2013

    Stormcloud

    A handsome tom padded in he looked around may i join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Figure 2

    Punches wispstar in the face and leaves.

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    Posted August 27, 2013

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    Posted August 12, 2013

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    Posted July 25, 2013

    Wrath

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