Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: The Elemental
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: April 24th 2012
Number of pages: 353
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.
Since it’s release this book has received great reviews that got me intrigued and very excited to read it. I love a dangerous and adventure packed young adult is one of my favorite kinds.
Two things made me happy in this book: the Merrick Brothers and Becca personality. She saved Chris form a beating and never gave up to understand and help these strange kids in her town, even when everyone left them. But her trust and her abilities were also very surprising and made gripping to know what she was and how she could help them. Very mysterious.
The brothers are something called Elementals and they can understand and communicate with some very powerful sources. Each brother is connected with one of these – water, earth, fire and air- and the other people who also have affinity to an element fears them for their control and how good they actually are.
This book has very little romance to me, because the action takes part every where and pretty much all town is against them, bad for the Merricks but also helped them to control better.
I liked how the Merrick closed ranks around the family and tried to keep every one save, even when people where hurting them. They are loyal and very cute sometimes. I really liked the bridge scene, very well done and so absurd for an adult to create that kind of chaos just because.
SERIES IN ORDER
#3 – Spirit (Expected publication: May 2013)