Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

♔ Details

Title: Elemental - Elemental #0.5
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: K Teen
Release date: 27th March 2012

♔ Summary
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.
♔ Review

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.

♔ Rating

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5 comments:

Sam said...

I am eager to read this novella as I have heard AMAZING things about Storm and can't wait to dive into this world myself. Awesome review, Sophie! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this and I hope you enjoy Storm too! :)

Hilda K said...

I've been planning to read this book before I read Storm. It seems like a cute story that would make me go 'awww' throughout the book LOL! Attraction between the couple - oh, I can't wait to read this, if only I can ignore my TBR pile! :)

Such a lovely and brilliant review, Sophie! <3

Mimi Valentine said...

I know, I was so sad that this book was short too -- I wanted more! (Especially after knowing how this story ends... *cries*) But Brigid just said that even if her editors don't approve of giving Michael his own full book, he still plays a HUGE role in Spark and Spirit, so we just have to believe that she's going to ROCK our world with those too! :D (More Merrick love... squee!)

Amazing mini-ish review, Sophie! ♥ There are only some novellas that I really REALLY love, and this is definitely one of them! Can't wait for your review for Storm too! :)

Ajoop. S said...

Awesome review, Sophie! Love the sound of this novella! It sounds super intense and it takes skill to portray such intensity throughout! I definitely want to read this. And then read Storm. Maybe I'll read this once I have a copy of Storm in my hands cuz I don't think I'll be able to handle novellas-that-get-over-before-I-know-it either!

Gianna said...

Nice review, Sophie! ^__^ I have this sitting in my Kindle right now. I'm going to tackle it right after I devour Storm which is getting oh so good right now! :D

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