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Storm pdf Storm, ebook Storm, epub Storm, doc Storm, e-pub Storm, Storm 2cd79eb24b5 An Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found HereBecca Chandler Is Suddenly Getting All The Guys 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


10 thoughts on “Storm

  1. says:

    I freaking LOVED this book It is so, so amazing, and the four brothers are SMOKING HOT Not to mention, Becca is a fantastic, strong heroine I can t recommend this book highly enough


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    2.5Me and this book went on a strange journey together and the end result was very conflicted feelings.It all started when I decided I wanted to become involved in one of my goodreads groups and actually pay attention to the monthly book reads In the past, I used the group for challenges and recommendations but didn t participate in the group read along, so I decided that I would read every book voted for except the ones that a I had already read or b I couldn t obtain for whatever reason I then made my way to the page to see what my first book club read would be and found it was a book I was sent months ago and never read due to the atrocious cover and my belief that it would be little than an annoying teen romance series that set out to find each hot guy a girlfriend with every volume This book was Storm But, even with my reservations, I can t resist challenging myself to something I wouldn t normally pick so I settled down to give this novel a try.And at first I was very pleasantly surprised I found myself devouring chapter after chapter and enjoying all aspects of the story I liked Becca, I liked Hunter, I liked the Merrick brothers, I liked the urban fantasy aspect of it that wasn t neglected even with the book s romantic focus Being someone who isn t usually a fan of young adult romance, I couldn t believe how quickly I became interested in these characters and their relationships with one another The banter is superb, I love a touch of witty sarcasm to make me laugh Plus, ridiculous good looks aside, the Merrick brothers seemed to be realistic portraits of teen boys.Secondly, the main character heroine can make or break a book like this and Becca immediately got into my good books by saving Chris Merrick in the very first chapter no damsels in distress here But she also has weaknesses and flaws so she isn t allowed to fall perfectly into a predesignated mold called kickass heroine Becca starts off so well that I think this was why it became all the disappointing later on when she began to change into someone who criticises other women for what they are wearing and behaves stupidly on numerous occasions.The nasty girls in this novel can be spotted by their revealing clothing boobs were going to explode from the neckline of her shirt in a minute and their tendency to hang drooling all over the Merrick brothers There seems to be a suggested relationship between sexual promiscuity implied or otherwise and evilness in Storm Characterization ends with descriptions of their slutty clothing and behaviour Oh, and they re all cheerleaders I m being serious when I say this can someone please explain to me this obsession with cheerleaders I live in England and don t know any schools that actually have cheerleaders but they re so popular in American movies and books They appear to be a kind of tribe of beautiful, evil women that are out to destroy all other women with their perfect hair and bodies I don t understand it at all.The saddest thing is that this story could easily have been an excellent tale about the slut issue and the damaging effects of the war on female sexuality because it starts where Becca has a reputation of being the school slut Girls won t be associated with her apart from her one friend and guys pass lewd notes to her in class, she is rumoured to have slept with most guys in her school but the truth is quite a different story and these rumours are actually lies spread by her ex This is all fine and dandy but I would ask what if she had slept around What does it matter This isn t tackling the slut issue, it s actually making it worse everyone thinks she s evil because she s a slut but they re wrong because she s not a slut No, they re wrong because these matters do not define a person and that should have been the message.Not surprisingly, this is not an issue that both genders experience and the author does nothing to challenge the double standard The Merrick brothers are supposed to appear even sexy because of the comment about it being a common occurrence to find a random girl in the house for one of them Yet, despite the little pat on the back the brothers like to give themselves for sexual conquests, Gabriel specifically warns Chris away from Becca because she has played around the block Real nice The sexism makes it impossible to let the good outweigh the bad and it also made it impossible for me to continue to like or care about the Merrick brothers when they behaved like such dicks.Some spoilers in this paragraph sorry Another thing that stood out to me was some of Becca s unrealistic behaviour in my opinion, anyway I just don t believe that someone who went through a trauma like that would behave in the way she did and constantly put herself in harm s way again and again after the event Even her actions in the very first chapter are questionable when you know what she s been through, never mind going to the house of the guy who raped her and getting drunk whilst there or going around the side of a building at night with him That s not brave, it s just plain stupid, even if I do have to applaud the author for looking into reasons why victims of sexual assault don t always report the incident.Sadly, after a beginning that made me think I d been wrong to judge a book by its cover and genre, Storm came full circle and managed to disappoint me anyway Better luck next month, I hope.


  3. says:

    DNFI was really really curious about this one.Started it.Nice writing, nothing special but not bad.The family at the center of the series, uber interestng.The heroine, uber idiotic, blushes at every single damn thing possible and in every single damn situation possible She behaves like a 13 yo at best, and one who has never been in contact with a male specimen of the human species.Triangle I hate them HATE Especially seeing stupid indecisive heroines who spend the whole book deciding who to drool over No thank you.I gave up on this cause a lot of things irritated me, but oh well if I had known this book would have them I wouldn t have tried it in the first place I ll probably maaaaaybe read the rest of the series once I completely delete this out of my mind.


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    Read the full review here This book definitely made me want to bend some elements That s putting it in avater the last airbender terms p I think, after reading this book, I d want to have the element of fire I ve actually always wanted to have a fire element after watching ATLA And this totally made me want it If I couldn t have it, then definitely water There was totally a connection with water, since it was Chris s ability c This is just too much hotness on one cover.


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    You keep saving me, she said Yeah, well He stroked the hair down her back I think we might be close to breaking even on that Even though the covers fail to impress me, the books are quite good I have to give Storm a 4.25 to 4.5 rating I truly enjoyed this book, probably than I have any YA PNR in a while.It had all the key elements of a cute romance type book I d want to read multiple hot guys jackpot lots of action conflict aside from the romance itself cool powers descriptions of abilities emotional fluttery feelings from reactions to the love interests several characters you want to know about, which makes me excited for future installmentsEven the overdone plot devices didn t bother me love triangle wasn t nearly as bad as many others I ve seen sexual assault story was reigned in after it started to border on ridiculousAll in all, I am HYPED for the next book It s been a while since I ve found a new series to love If you re unsure about trying out this series, please do me this one favor Go download the cheap prequel at any of the major booksellers Elemental It will only take you a few minutes to read Just do it Take 20 minutes out of your day and read this freebie If you even halfway liked it, chances are you ll like Storm as much or better because it expands upon this world Oh lord, how I hurt for Michael after finding out what had happened from the prequel to this book I was shocked to say the least.Chris Merrick, you can bring the lightning anytime Chris was watching her a bit too intently They did hurt you A bolt of lightning split the sky, somewhere beyond the trees.Hunter, you re okay too That right there is why I don t believe it Any girl who wanted to sleep with half the school wouldn t pull away when I touch her


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    It should take me no than three words to convince you to read this book They are the same three words that convinced ME to read it, and I haven t regretted it at all Those three words are are you ready Four hot brothers That s all you need to know sigh Oh, okay I suppose I should write a proper review Here it goes Four Merrick brothers have a very strong connection to the elements Michael controls earth, twins Gabriel and Nick control fire and air respectively, and the youngest, Chris, controls water All four of them are far powerful than they should be which causes the other Elementals to fear them and attack them at every opportunity The brothers can t use their elements to defend themselves because they re all young and untrained and loss of control on their part could mean the loss of many innocent lives When two older boys ambush Chris and beat him almost to death, a girl from school comes to his rescue She somehow chases them away and gets him home but Michael, his legal guardian since their parents died, practically chases her out of the house Chris doesn t really know her, even though she s in some of his classes He s heard about her, though, everyone has People say that she sleeps around with anyone who asks nicely enough But Becca isn t like that at all She s been through a lot and she s just trying to keep her head down and avoid being noticed Then, suddenly, she is in the middle of Chris s drama, and a gorgeous new boy is showing a real interest in her.You probably figured out from that last sentence that there is a love triangle in this book In my humble opinion, there s no such thing as a good interesting love triangle, but I can tell you that this one is less painful than most It made sense in a strange kind of way and it kept me in suspense because, unlike with other love triangles, I actually wasn t sure which boy Becca would end up with Another thing worth mentioning is Brigid Kemmerer s writing it is much better than I expected when I first heard about this book Her style doesn t draw attention from the story itself, it is straightforward, clean and very easy to read.Storm doesn t end with a cliffhanger, but it has a pretty open ending So many things are unresolved and I can t wait for Gabriel s book to be out This is the type of not quite cliffhanger I can live with everyone is safe, but there are a lot of questions that need answers If you are going to read Storm, definitely read the short story prequel first It takes place about 4 years earlier, and it helped me understand why Michael is the way he is My recommendation go read it Just keep those smelling salts near these boys will make you swoon Also posted at The Nocturnal Library


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    Occasionally, my husband and I will discuss books that I am reading at the time It mostly depends on if the cover sparks his curiosity enough to find out what it s about In this case, he saw me putting together the Elemental Virgins post a few weeks ago which may or may not have led to a few awkward questions So you re a virgin, huh , so he knew this was one of the books in the series One day, I was minding my business, cracking up in my little Reading Corner at some witty banter between the Merrick boys, and hubby and I had an interesting exchange So, what s going on in your book You liking it he said Yeah, it s pretty funny I like some parts than others, I said That s good, I guess he asked Well, it s just this one character named Gabriel that s being a total douche, I replied Uh oh That doesn t sound good Are you going to anger the internet gods and write a scathing review he asked What No I like this book far too much to do that, I said I mean, really, hun, is that what you think okay, fair point Alright, so tell me what it s about It s about these guys that can each control the elements See the man child on the cover This book is Chris story He can control water and his brothers can each control fire, wind and earth, I explained cue laughter from the hubby What What s so funny I asked The fact that you re giving your V card up to Captain Planet s Planeteers, he says insert my unimpressed face here We re the Planeteers You can be one too Cause saving our planet is the thing to do he sung Badly.Ha Ha Ha Everyone s a comedian.But my hubby is totally wrong, it s nothing like Captain Planet, minus the whole element wielding thing, of course But it does tell the story of four orphaned guys, living in a house together, struggling to stay out of trouble Well, I should really rephrase that Sometimes they manage to stay out of trouble Other times, they welcomed it But the thing with Storm and I is that we developed this weird love hate relationship during our courtship For every one thing I absolutely loved about it, there was always something else that I hated So here are three things that I loved hated about Storm.The Merrick BoysI d be lying if I said I didn t love this group of guys While this book does primarily tell Chris story and jumps between his and Becca s PoV, the other brothers personality are not neglected what so ever Each brother has such a distinct personality that comes through the pages loud and clear except for Nick He s kinda quiet I loved seeing the dynamic between them, which of course came with lots of witty banter like this If you want me to fix your homework, you need to leave me alone Then he spotted her You re back Yeah She glanced between him and Gabriel You do his homework Just the math It s a miracle he can count to ten I can count to one Gabriel gave him the finger You could also tell how much they cared about each other Since losing both parents in a tragic accident, the oldest brother Michael forgoes college and any other personal aspirations to stay home and raise his younger brothers Sometimes he s very over protective, but that was totally understandable given what they ve all gone through The Merrick boys are virtually outcasts from their own kind and hunted for their powers Their relationships and fierce protectiveness reminds me of how my siblings and I interacted.But you want to know who I really thought the Merrick boys reminded me of The Mercer boys Okay, so before you start giving me strange looks, hear me out I mean, think about it You have Bobby Michael who s the one in charge, keeping the others in line Angel Gabriel who is always getting into it with the leader and he s the most volatile Jeremiah Nick is the calm, responsible one And finally, Jack Chris who is the younger, brooding member of the family Now just picture Mark Wahlberg threatening someone while saying Good Michael wrapped his hand around the hilt.Then he lifted it, cocked the hammer, and put the barrel against Hunter s forehead Now where the fuck are my brothers Guys, tell me this is not a YA version of Four Brothers And in case that wasn t clear, that s a compliment because that movie was awesome, filled with a lot of action and it has great chemistry between the brothers Are you seeing my vision here So what was the thing that I disliked about the characters Gabriel I honestly was not feeling this guy He came across a bit sexist to me when he kept commenting on Becca s sexual ventures He d say things like she s been around the block and how she slept with half the soccer team, etc But I found that to be very unfair considering how he mentioned to her that it wasn t unusual to find different girls in their house on a regular basis BUT I do think that even though Gabriel felt like he was slut shaming to me, he DOES seem like a redeemable character From what I hear from my other reviewing peeps, he does just that in his book, Spark.The StoryI really appreciate the creativity that Brigid used in Storm This could have easily turned into a run of the mile boy saves girl, boy and girl fall in love, the universe is trying to keep them apart oh noz , happily ever after But it didn t Instead, the book starts off with the heroine, Becca, saving Chris from getting his ass handed to him on the parking lot That one interaction causes her to continue to cross paths with the Merrick boys over the course of the book and from that moment on, there is very little downtime for the reader When people say this is an addictive read, they aren t joking I stayed up well past my bedtime because I couldn t seem to put it down.I also loved how the story takes place somewhere that is very familiar to me Thank you, Brigid There are not nearly enough books set in this awesome town The downside I found the plot to be fairly predictable in some parts I had seen the mystery surrounding Hunter and Becca a mile away The good thing is that it didn t bother me in the slightest The story is way to engaging for that In the beginning, I felt that the Merrick boys were way too willing to share certain things with Becca even though they were trying not to tell her their secret For example, Chris would make comments hinting at his powers to the point where it was painfully obvious, but Becca remained oblivious until Chris finally told her Becca finding out the mystery felt a little too drawn out for my tastes and didn t seem very organic The writing style was a bit of an adjustment for me I don t think it was bad, I just dislike 3rd person PoV because I am a strange person and it usually takes me a lot longer to connect with characters This is just a personal pet peeve, so that probably wouldn t bother most people who have a heart and soul Unlike me or so Kat tells me.BeccaBecca was a very interesting character and I felt that Brigid took a risk with her Mostly this was not a bad thing Becca is sexually harassed throughout most of the book and is labeled the school slut I think that was a very realistic portrayal of what happens to some girls and overall I did like Becca as a character She s spunky and does hold her own up against the Merrick boys since they are not the most accepting bunch of people.My issues I feel like Becca made a few decisions that were illogical, like say, going to a party thrown by a guy who started the rumors about her and who continued to harass her only to get drunk there Given what her past was with this guy, that made so little sense to me Also, in the end where she goes outside of the dance to talk with the guy Drew alone, was so not smart on so many levels Why not have Hunter just stand at a distance while she had the convo and be nearby just in case douchey McDouchey Pants tried to try anything And you can believe that Drew did intend to try something It was like watching a character in a horror movie opening That Door and you re yelling at your TV, as if they can hear you telling them not to, but they don t listen and they die That is how I felt with Becca The moment where Becca finally stood up to Gabriel and his snide comments, was awesome for me right up until he decided to get revenge on Drew by beating him up It felt like the scene s focus shifted from Becca being the victim and having her moment to Gabriel being the hero The problem I have is that every time Becca was being sexually harassed, it was one of the Merrick boys that came swooping in for the rescue Becca wasn t exactly a pushover since she did stand up to the Merricks on countless occasions I would have liked to see Becca be her own hero when it came to standing up to Drew view spoiler There is an almost rape scene between Becca, Drew and a group of other boys and it was graphic that what I thought it d be To me, it felt conveniently placed just so Chris and Becca would end up on the field during that lightning storm One of my pet peeves is when a heroine s gender is used to further the plot It s like, she s a girl and so the worst possible thing that will happen to her is rape, so let s throw in a rape scene But than that, this one didn t seem authentic to me because Drew essentially says, Everyone thinks I raped you So even though I didn t and could possibly plead my case, I m going to commit the crime everyone thought I did just because Really, Drew And then, of course, that was Chris cue to step in and save Becca I wasn t very impressed with that scene hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Four Five hot guys and one girl Does anybody have a problem with this As if all this testosterone running rampant isn t enough, these four brothers can control the elements Water, air, earth and fire The seriousness of these powers is made clear several times throughout this novel It s a powerful ability to have to be able to control anything from tsunamis and earthquakes, to the spread of diseases all without raising an ounce of suspicion Basically, easily becoming an unstoppable, invisible killing machine I wasn t sure how exciting a story about element control could be, so I was happily surprised by the constant sensation of danger that I felt while reading this novel Surround this with a fast pace and intense action scenes, and we ve got ourselves a pretty riveting plot The brothers Oh boy They re quite the eclectic bunch Each one unique and imperfect, these guys are all exceptionally well developed characters that will grow on you and make a lasting impression I enjoyed their brotherly banter which never ceases to amuse me I also found them all endearing even though sometimes I wanted to punch them Along with these four brothers, we ve got Hunter the New Guy which was my personal favorite of the boys, then Becca s friends, classmates and parents Overall, it s a pretty big cast that Kemmerer incorporates impressively inside the story, giving them each charming personalities and important roles that contribute to the story Now on to Becca Becca has to deal with all this hotness raucous For a change, it s the girl who gets to save the day at the beginning, by coming to Chris s aid and saving his life which is essentially how she gets sucked into his Then of course, soon afterwards, she meets Hunter giving us a love triangle that, even though I m not a big fan of usually, I quite enjoyed in Storm First, it s hard not to like these two well rounded guys who are both pining for Becca Second, it s very rare that I can feel chemistry from both love interests like I did in this novel I constantly felt torn on who I wanted her to end up with While I was happy about the straightforward relationship growth with Hunter, I found myself cringing when we got Chris s reaction to it Nothing felt forced for the sake of a clich triangle, it s truly a well written and complex romantic mess.Full of constant twists and exceptional characters, Storm proves to be a fantastic debut that lives up to its cover You ll find the perfect amount of romance, action, and suspense for a great start to a very promising series For of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads


  9. says:

    Heads up this one s free right now, and the others are super super cheap as well book is so much fun, and a terrific start to a promising series I am far too behind on reviews I have to do to write one for this, but I did write a spoiler free review of book two here you enjoy sarcastic quips and hot boys with your YA urban fantasy, you ll definitely want to pick this one up, though


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    3.5 Elemental stars The Elemental series Is a great read for all paranormal YA lovers out there.The story remained fast paced and orginal as the plot twisted in surprising ways until the last page My mother believes everything in existence has a consciousness, he said An awareness As in, maybe it s not what you like He reached out and touched her finger, which was still resting on the hematite Maybe it s what favors you The two reason this book lost 2 stars for me was because1 It didn t really hold my interest for than 45 minutes each time.I found myself leaving the book unattend halfway to go do the laundery,finish up my assignments and everything else possible under the sunwhich isn t really that good of a sign.2 I didn t really feel much for the chracters to be honestI just kinna shrugged my way through the main sences of the book view spoiler The only person I felt a certain amount of emotion towards was the heroine s best friend Quinn aka The user I hated that female.Becca is freakin delusional if she thinks THATS how a best friend should act. P Poor girl hide spoiler


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