07 May 2012

Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Book: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 353
Source: Review copy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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

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 . . .

A lot of my blogging friends were looking forward to the release of this book and I was curious to see why everyone was so hyped up about this book. Needless to say, it blew me away! I loved a lot of things about this book.

One of the things I really liked was the writing. This book captures the teenage voice and nails it down perfectly. This book has quite a bit of profanity, and being the avid swearer myself (I'm a teenager, what do you expect?), it was used at the right moments and at the right times.

Another would be the characters! Oh, I absolutely adored Becca! She's the most down to earth, realistically written heroine I've ever met. I don't think I've ever found myself irked with her actions and I felt like I could relate to her with everything she went through. Chris was another favorite of mine. He's sweet and just plain out cute. He might be the youngest and not a bad boy like other guys in YA, but what he does for Becca makes me swoon! YA literature needs more guys like him instead of the usual dark, mysterious bad boys (not that I don't like those kind of guys).

Okay, seriously, I feel like I'm getting better at figuring out plot lines in books than figuring out geometry problems on tests. (Oh how I wish it could be the other way around!) Despite its fair predictability, Storm kept me engaged throughout the entire novel! Although I wasn't completely shocked, Storm managed to throw a couple of surprises at me here and there.

I also really enjoyed the romantic aspect. This is a book where the love triangle is written flawlessly and I couldn't help but swoon for either male love interests! I'm personally a Team Chris girl, since it was just heart wrenching for me to see how perfect Chris is for Becca but they always misunderstood each others' actions. Unlike most books, each boy vying for Becca has a real chance to be with her and I can only hope she'll end up with the right guy. (*cough* Chris *cough*)

Storm is a positively electrifying debut that captures the teenage voice at its best. With an engaging plot, easy to relate characters, and an awesome paranormal twist, Storm is sure to be a hit!

13 lovelies:

cass_wordsonpaper said...

I really enjoyed this one too! Glad you liked it. :) I agree with you on the characters 100%.

Gianna (Books to Infinity) said...

Brigid has a way with making these awesome characters, no? :D And thanks! Glad to see you enjoyed it too~

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, I've heard SO MANY GOOD THINGS about this and it's making me positively desperate to start it myself! I'm incredibly glad that the love triangle seems to work in this one! Because ugh, there are so many books where they don't. And Chris sounds like one of those oh-my-god-swoooooooon characters that I know I'm definitely going to fall for! <3 Fantastic review!

rogier said...

lol i wish i could to lol

Oh how I wish it could be the other way around ''

gr8 review

i loved this book

Sophie said...

Aaaaaaah, how I loved this one, too! (I've already preordered the next one. Won't wait a single day to get started on it!) I also definitely enjoyed the brothers. Everyone was so different, but I loved all of them. And even though I'm not particularly a fan of love triangles, this one was very good! Poor main characters kept misunderstanding themselves LOL

Loved your review! Glad you liked it as well, Gianna <3

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Wow! Looks like you really loved this one - I'm so glad, too! I have heard such good things about these books. I'm definitely going to have to try and get my hands on a copy of this one :) 

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Gianna said...

YES YES AND YESSSSSS! Oh, you've NAILED it. Yes, bits of Storm were predictable, but not in a way that frustrated me, or had me screaming at the characters to stop being so blind... and it was the first love triangle I've ever read where I was seriously rooting for both boys. LOVED it!

SO gladd you loved it, G! ♥

Gianna said...

Shmanks, darling! AND YOU MUST! OMG. So amazing. <3

Gianna said...

Awesome, right?!

Gianna said...

XD I should pre-order the next one too! :D And I knowwww. D; Chris and Becca, much love for them two! <3

Gianna said...

:D So glad to hear you loved it too, Sarah! <33 Although I liked Hunter, I'm completely a Chris fan <333

Gianna said...

I'm not sure if I've heard of this one before O_O I love love triangles though >_< and since you speak so highly of it, I must check it out :D Great review!

Gianna said...

Ahhhh, you have to, Cindy! The romance = THE shiznits.

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