5 Reviews: The Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer (Mini reviews)

Elemental (Elemental #0.5)

Elemental (Elemental, #0.5)

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.

My Review:

I thought it best to start from the very beginning. And even though this novella came after the first book, i still found myself starting from this.

Elemental gives us a background idea of what the book is going to be about. Hell, what the series is going to be about. Michael is the older brother of the Merrick clan and we come to understand the hardships he faces because of his powers. The book ends by just giving us an idea of what more can possibly come. And sort of come to accept Michael’s character.

I wanted to read more about him. Honestly, i was quite smitten.

Book #5 is Michael’s book!

Storm (Elemental #1)

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. 

Storm (Elemental, #1)
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.

My Review:

LOVED it! I really do think that the Elemental series is a great fun read. Just to relax and lounge around. It gets your mind of life and diverted onto the Merrick brothers. Chris was no exception.

The story switched between Becca and Chris, giving us differing points of view and sometimes i really did feel like smacking Becca on the head for some stupid decisions she was making coughHuntercough. But the way Chris was overprotective of Becca and his dialogue was just amazing. *sigh*

Fearless (Elemental #1.5)

Fearless (Elemental, #1.5)

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.

My Review:

I don’t like Hunter. There, I said it. I didn’t like him from the very first appearance that he made in Storm. Something was off about him from the very beginning. Not to mention he was interfering with Becca and Chris. Seriously, that was when i started to really dislike him.

So, i must admit, as i read this book…i was a bit biased. Sorry. And quickly finished through this novella. BUT i do want to know just why he does what he does. I mean, we sort of know but still. A little more insight would be nice. Plus, wherever he is so are the Merrick boys. So, why wouldn’t i want to read more about them?

Spirit (Elemental #3) is Hunter’s book! Who knows, maybe i start liking him?

Spark (Elemental #2)

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Gabriel has always had his 

Spark (Elemental, #2)

brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own…

My Review:

Woah! Gabriel was just as hot as his element. And his love interest was just perfect for him. He was fiery and just a pleasure to read. I had so much fun with this book and Kemmerer did an amazing job with it.

I found myself reading it into the wee hours of the night and couldn’t bring myself to sleep until i was completely finished with it.

Gabriel really cares about his family, so don’t let his hard exterior fool you. Hunter, however on the other hand, i still didn’t understand his motives in this one. He just seemed too pushy for some reason.

Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

Breathless (Elemental, #2.5)

Too many secrets. Not enough time.

Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic.

But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive.

His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—-the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.

My Review:

Honestly, that was quite a shocker!

Having finished Spark, i wanted to immediately read Breathless and when i found it on Netgalley i immediately requested it. What i didn’t imagine was that Nick would turn out to be gay. I was actually hoping for some insight into the difficult relationship he might be having with Quinn. Hahaha i just didn’t see that one coming. Kemmerer really gave us quite a surprise or maybe just me because i clearly didn’t read the signs. Were there any signs? But, whatever rocks your boat Nick. 🙂 Now what i want to see is what happens when his brothers find out.

Siege (Elemental #4) is officially Nick’s book!