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 . . .
Man, Storm was quite the storm! (Hehe. Get it?)
My one piece of advice when reading this novel: don't start it at night like I did. I had to tear myself away from (and it kinda felt like tearing off a limb at the time) it to make sure I got sleep for school the next day.
Storm is full of action, incredibly developed characters, and it even has a hint of steam!
I always end up saying that it's the characters that blew me away in five star reviews. But it's totally true. All of these characters in Storm felt developed and real and I could easily relate to all of them in some way (even if I didn't control the elements or have two amazing guys chasing after me). Becca is literally like every girl. She has a job so she can accomplish her dreams, a dysfunctional family, and tries her hardest in what she does. She even puts up with a lot of shit from bad mistakes in the past--but she admits them and moves on. All the brothers--Chris (possibly being my favourite), Gabriel, Michael and Nick--are all amazing and stuffed up in their own ways.
The other real key in this book was the way Kemmerer kept me pulled back in. Just when I thought 'oh, no. Here's the scene where its awesomness ends' the awesomness just keeps going. I think that's where Kemmerer gets in right where some people don't. There's non-stop action and just enough breathing space to digest but not get too bored.
Anyway. This was a seriously amazing novel. And from what I understand, the future novels are focusing on a different person. And while I'm pretty annoyed I won't get Becca and Chris as much as Storm, I just love these brothers too much to not get excited about the sequels!
Review: 5 stars
Date Published: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Date Read: May 2012
Page Count: 343
Series/Stand Alone: Elementals #1
*Note: I have the Australian cover, but I like the US one better so I featured this one.