Saturday, December 8, 2012
Book Review: Storm
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. 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.
Ahh! Storm was such a fun read! It has everything an urban fantasy should have: cool magic powers, strong characters, action, and lots of laugh-out-loud moments. And the guys? Let's just say that they are very, very swoon-worthy. All five of them. (But especially Gabriel!!)
The main reason I read this book was after seeing lots of positive reviews from my Goodreads friends, and so I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did! I read this book in a single day and laughed so hard that my family kept looking at me like I was crazy.
The main character, Becca, is wonderful. She's both strong and vulnerable, and even though she makes some wrong choices during the story, she still tries to do the right thing. And then...we have the Merrick brothers. Gah, I love them all so much! For one thing, they're so realistic. They fight with each other but they'll also do whatever it takes to save each other. And I adore all their funny lines and sarcastic quips. Brigid Kemmerer captures the relationship between these four brothers perfectly.
The action scenes are amazing. I couldn't put Storm down. This book is pure fun, with some serious moments mixed in. I loved each of the characters and I can't wait to read the second book!
If you're looking for a fresh, unique YA urban fantasy, then by all means pick up a copy of Storm. It's unputdownable!
My rating: 9 out of 10 (4.5 stars)
~ The Bookworm