Storm (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series #1)

Storm (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series #1)

by Brigid Kemmerer
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Storm 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 224 reviews.
Small_1 More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line and enjoyed the read, but sadly I was disappointed on one end. As a person who reads a little of everything, I get that for a story to be realistic a certain amount of cursing is necessary (at least that's the general rule it seems)....But DANG! When an author takes the name of someone's god and uses it as a curse word A LOT, than it just brings down the quality for me. So please, consider that for some of your readers it is highly offensive to say : God and Jesus Christ as a curse word. I'd rather you drop an F bomb than that! But who knows, maybe you do it on purpose to relay your personal beliefs - or lack thereof. Just hoping Ms. Kemmerer will think on it next time, though I doubt it. For this reason, I won't be buying anymore of her books.
EverAfterEsther More than 1 year ago
First of all, one clarification should be made: a couple reviews on B&N of this book mention that it is a novella and too short- but that is incorrect as STORM is a full-length book, while there is a prequel novella to it that book is called ELEMENTAL. So don't be fooled by that. So many of my lovely blogger friends were just raving about Storm, and they all told me that it's an excellent paranormal romance that I was sure to love! It sounded interesting enough on its own, but the fact that I had so many people singing its praises made me pick it up and read it as soon as I had the chance! And Storm fully delivered on every promise made- it's an excellent YA paranormal, that doesn't neatly fit in to the stereotypes or ruts that most other paranormals fall in to. It actually seemed to me as if it was able to incorporate elements commonly found in contemporary YA which I thought was brilliantly done and a welcome inclusion! Reasons to read: 1.Contemporary YA elements: I'm staring off with this reason because I think it's the most interesting and it was my favourite thing about Storm. Even though this is definitely a paranormal book, I loved that the characters actually acted like teenagers with real-life problems. They just happened to me regular teenagers with some special powers. They still go to school and have jobs; Becca has a bit more freedom from her parents, but they are somewhat involved and play a role in her life. There are highschool issues of gossip and reputations, sex, drinking and all sorts of other topics brought up that ask some really good questions. Becca deals with so many other heavy issues, and there are times when these things take center stage. And I LOVED that Brigid was willing to bring these questions up, because they aren't dealt with very often in YA and they are very rarely included in YA paranormal books at all. And because of this... 2.The characters are so easy to relate to: I like characters that I can connect with, and I like having something (no matter how small) in common with them. Giving them real life problems is a perfect way to do this, because I can remember my friends and I going through some simlar experiences. But I also appreciated that Storm featured strong characters, who were determined to fight through it and find a way to deal with these issues rather than run away from them. 3.Paranormal at some of its best: I love a good paranormal read, because it's so exciting to try and figure out all the secrets and mysteries going on in the background. And everything's more exciting when people have super, magical powers. It just makes highschool THAT much more fun to read about. But I like it even more when it isn't an overused idea, and something that's kind of creative. We aren't seeing a whole lot to do with the elements in paranormal right now, so I liked that Brigid centered her series around this concept. Plus, Brigid does romance SO well, which just always seems to fit in so well with paranormal YA books. She's VERY good at building the romance and sexual tension between characters, but without making it the main focus of the book. 4.Four completely different brothers: The Elementals series focuses on a number of different characters, but the four Merrick brothers really take center stage. I loved reading more about them, and getting to see them interact with each other and those around them because you get an idea of how different and independent they are, yet how complementary. It was a really neat way for Brigid to show this by using four brothers. And really, between the four of them (and mysterious boy #5) there's something for everyone. Storm is an incredible debut, and definitely a series to watch. I think it's a great book for fans of paranormal YA looking for something a little different yet still comfortable and reliable, yet also a really great read for fans of contemporary YA who really want to branch out and try something new. And everyone in between is just going to really enjoy it, because it has so much going for it. ARC received from publisher for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate all these long reviews on B&N. Readers don't want a recap; this is not a journal! The Elemental books are a quick, entertaining read. I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Supernatural, but so different than what you would normally find. The writing is very fast-paced, the characters are written well. I'm looking forward to the next book :)
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
BEEP! BEEP! This is a warning from the National Weather System, be advised that a large storm is forming...We ask that you seek shelter immediately.... Yeah, this book is totally sweet! Let me tell you that once you read the first page you are their control and there is no way out. The plot line of this book rocked. Four brothers all elemental, smokin' hot with I don't give a crap alpha attitude and you fall in love. I like that each brother is unique in their voice and their characters.Their attributes to who they are just fall off the pages! I love that even though this book focuses mainly on Chris, the reader can learn more about the other brothers without giving too much away. It's like she leaves the reader a clue as to what brother to expect in the next book. The reader is left will just enough of what brother is like to fall in love with him and eagerly await for their book. The love interest certainly takes a whole new spin. I like that this girl is made to fit Chris. She is like his polar opposite. I really adored how fate really worked in Becca life. They always managed to meet at the same time, same place,etc. They were meant to be. Storm is an fantastic start to a new series. With a whole new fresh spin on paranormal and love, Kemmerer will take you like a Storm. Sweeping the reader fast and furious, hold on tight. This Storm is a strong one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant even begin to describe... Ive been looking for a fresh new book and this was it. I LOVED the writing.. everything about it. I RECOMMEND. You have my blessing.. P.s. beware of swearing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear readers, If I had to tell you in one word what this book is like, I would say either unbelievable or predictable. It was always obvious what was going to happen next in the book. I definatly couldn't put the book down until the end of the day when I finished the book. This is a great science fiction book, but I only recommend it to mature readers because of the language and some pg-13 sections of the book. This book could've used less swearing. 4 stars.
Destini175 More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books in this series, and they're entertaining easy reads, but fairly surface in detail and scope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but it really is for young readers, grown us may want to pass on it.
anchorworm More than 1 year ago
I got this title just as a quick time waster hoping for some mindless enjoyment and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Of course there will be some comparison of this title to Twilight, but this one was better written. A great little time waster for the young adult crowd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've just started the third book and it has been less than a week since I've started the first! Such a good series. I can't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone tell me where thunderclan is currently camped?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is anyone still here i want to be in storm clan...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would be interesting to fantasy fans of any age. The plot is novel, complex, and carefully presented. The book is well written. The characters are nicely developed. Though the protagonists are teens, the author engages her older readers, too. The book is definitely worth five stars. I'll be reading more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writting is confusing and the curse words ridiculous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something new, i enjoyed it immensely
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot and characters
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A fantastic read Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult Annapolis, Maryland Becca Chandler is finding herself getting all the guys especially the ones she doesn’t want. It started when her ex-boyfriend spread lies about her. Then Becca finds Chris Merrick getting a beating and manages to save him. Chris is different. More different than she could possibly imagine. He can control water just like his brothers that can control wind, fire, and earth. The brothers are powerful and dangerous. They are also marked for death. Now that Becca knows the truth she is also marked for death. When your life is at stake keeping secrets becomes a lot more difficult. Then a mysterious new kid turns up around the school and seems to have a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. Becca thinks she can trust Hunter because of that. When Hunter and Chris go head-to-head Becca has to wonder who is hiding the most dangerous truth. This is a fast place story that keeps up until the very end. It gives a twist to the paranormal genre that proves to be all its own. The reader will find themselves sucked into a story that is different from other paranormal stories and proves to be very engrossing. The characters are fascinating and watching how they are dealing with their lives and the tragedies that have happening in each of their lives proves to be a story that the reader gets lost in as they read to see just what will happen to each and every character. This is the first book in a series that if the others are like this one will be one series that will have readers wanting to re-read it over and over.
KaraBlue More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable! Pulls you in and keeps you turning the pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Different from other YA paranormal novels--not as predictable. Can'r wait to read the rest in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B
capVA More than 1 year ago
Kind of youngish for me. I am too old for characters, couldn't relate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprisedby how much I enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading more.
EchosongC4 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! By far one of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like other teen series, good for adults also. I enjoyed these five boys and one girl, and look forward to reading more in this series.