Title: Elemental - Elemental #0.5
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: K Teen
Release date: 27th March 2012
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.
♔ ReviewThey want him dead.
This is going to be a short review since it was also a very short story (sadly!). In no time I was wishing for it to never end.
Brigid Kemmerer lets us see a glimpse of what it's like to have power like Michael Merrick does. He controls the Earth, but his power is so big that it can easily get out of control and do something irreparable. His parents, his little brothers, are all suffering because of him. They almost treat him like a ticking bomb, expecting him to explode so they can declare him dangerous. But we also get to see an outsider's view of him. Emily, who couldn't do but trust what her parents said about him -- and then learning that was far from the truth.
There's so much tension in this book, it's almost palpable. Tension in him, with his powers, within his family, with everyone outside it. In Elemental we only get a glance of his brothers: the twins, and the youngest of them. Not much, but enough to make me intrigued and want to learn more about them!
Something was there between Emily and Michael. Yeah, SOMETHING. Oh, boy, their attraction-repulsion feelings was so strong and clearly depicted it left me breathless. How could a book be so intense right from the start?
Wow. This novella left me amazed. I really, really cannot wait to read the next and first book, Storm.