Review: Fearless by Brigid Kemmerer

Fearless (Elemental, #1.5)Title: Fearless
Author:  Brigid Kemmerer
Series: The Elemental
Publisher:  K Teen (Kensington)
Format: ebook
ISBN: B0085TK5A8
Genre: Young adult
Release date: July 31st 2012
Number of pages: 44

Being a force of nature doesn’t keep you safe.
Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they’re right.
Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.
Maybe that’s what Clare Kasten is picking up. She’s shy, quiet, and intense, but she’s sought him out. There’s no telling what she wants from him.
But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it’s close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he’s ready to face…


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Another short stories to help understand a little bit better the Merrick brothers and the other elemental people in this town, but this one was a bit different and I’m not so sure was the right choice at the moment.
 
At first it was okay to know more about Hunter, but it ended so suddenly that it got me thinking a full novel would be best and it would explain better his relationship with his family.
 
All I got was how disappointed he was to be left behind once again like a spoiled kid, knowing well enough how dangerous his father job was. But I liked his dad and he was right all along and it would be better to wait.
 
Clare story was not necessary and it left me thinking the author wanted us to think of Michael and Hunter as boys suffering for pretty little girls. Not god in my opinion, but I liked so much the novel in this series, that a couple novellas left me sad.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Elemental

#1 – Storm

#1.5 – Fearless

#2 – Spark

#3 – Spirit (Expected publication: May 2013)

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Review: Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

Elemental (Elemental, #0.5)Title: Elemental
Author:  Brigid Kemmerer
Series: The Elemental
Publisher:  K Teen (Kensington)
Format: ebook freebie from amazon
ISBN: B006MLKZAG
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: K Teen (Kensington)
Number of pages: 50

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.


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This book gave me an insight on Michael thoughts and his reasons for being over protective at times with the rest of the Merrick brothers. I liked him after Storm and how he handled with the boys, but this book explained so much about the past and he’s a bit guilty too. Cute guy.
 
Emily was different than what I hoped but not bad. She was actually more stronger than most and fought for her dreams and didn’t just follow daddy’s rules. Her brother is an ass, but she’s actually sweet and fair.
 
This novella had a such greet story that I hoped for a full novel and was a bit disappointed when it was over, but I have a feeling that Michael will have his own book and this was not the last time we heard Emily.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Elemental

#1 – Storm

#1.5 – Fearless

#2 – Spark

#3 – Spirit (Expected publication: May 2013)

Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Storm (Elemental, #1)Title: Storm
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: The Elemental
Publisher:  Kensington
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0758272812
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.


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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.
 
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Elemental

#1 – Storm

#1.5 – Fearless

#2 – Spark

#3 – Spirit (Expected publication: May 2013)