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.
Rating: 5 stars
Date read: June 5 to 7, 2013
Format: Kindle ebook
Where I got it: I bought it when it was on sale
I loved this book! I don’t think there was a moment that left me disinterested or disappointed.
First of all, the characters are amazing. I loved how each one had his or her unique personality. Each one was easily distinguishable from the others, even the brothers. All four of them were their own person and every one of them played a specific role in the Merrick family. I could easily tell them apart from how they spoke and acted, which related to their elements. Gabriel had a fiery temper like fire, Nick was peaceful like wind, and Michael was grounded like earth. Chris’s personality wasn’t as connected to his element of water (probably because I don’t often associate human characteristics with water as I do with the others), but I guess he’s more somber and quiet than his brothers. In a way, that can be connected to water.
The main character, Becca, was also a great one. She went through struggles—both with the elemental world and with her personal life—but she eventually learned how to be strong, and how to stand up for herself when it was time to, yet accept help when it was time for that.
One of my favorite things about the book was how it had the supernatural side—the Guides, the elements, the brothers—but also had the personal side to it—Becca being bullied and harassed. Both components were well developed and combined very well inside the story. Having both of them showed that the story wasn’t just about the threat of the Guides or just about Becca’s growth. It was about both.
Overall, Storm captivated me. It sucked me in, kept me on my toes, and left me wanting more. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good YA supernatural novel. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.