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Storm / Brigid Kemmerer.

By: Kemmerer, Brigid.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Elementals ; 01. Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012Description: 343 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781743310663 (pbk.); 9781743310663 (pbk.).Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. With her life at stake, she doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in. But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all? Earth, Fire, Air, Water - the storm is coming...
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When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. With her life at stake, she doesn't know who to trust or whose secrets she should keep. Hunter, the mysterious new kid with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, might be the one boy Becca can put her faith in. But with two boys vying for her affections, and pressure rising all around her, will she find out in time who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all? Earth, Fire, Air, Water - the storm is coming...

For young adults.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-High school junior Becca Chandler is dealing with lies an ex-boyfriend is spreading about her and interest from two new guys at school, one with a reputation as a troublemaker and the other, a boy with a secret. In addition, she learns about the Elementals, people with power over fire, water, earth, and air, knowledge that makes her dangerous and marks her for possible death. This novel features an interesting story line and a strong heroine with realistic reactions to difficult situations. The writing is accessible, and the plot offers a new take on the supernatural genre, despite a logic flaw regarding why Elementals with power over one element are considered dangerous, while others, with even greater powers, are valued. Because of the romantic relationships, this debut novel invites possible comparisons with Twilight. It has great appeal to readers of supernatural fiction, as well anyone looking for a fast-paced story, realistic and relatable female protagonists, and serious issues that show up, surprisingly, in the last couple of chapters. It contains scenes involving underage drinking and sexual violence, making it most appropriate for older teens.-Natasha Forrester, Multnomah County Library, OR (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

A refreshingly human paranormal romance. Becca has never paid much attention to the Merrick brothers, until she sees the youngest, Chris, getting beat up by some bullies. Having lost their parents, Michael, the eldest, acts as his brothers' guardian while running his landscaping business. The twins, Gabriel and Nick, are at school with Becca and Chris. That they all have paranormal abilities relating to the classical elements is slowly revealed, but this revelation is nicely paralleled by Becca's own growth, as she gradually gains some control of her own life after being sexually attacked by a group of guys when she was drunk. Becca's best friend Quinn is far more comfortable with her sexuality than Becca. All the relationships unfold with a natural pacing and just enough surprises. The romantic triangle among Becca, Chris and new arrival Hunter dwells on human details and stays just this side of too much information. The big reveal is a bit absurd when examined, but no one should look at any of this closely. Oddly, a prequel follows the end of the story, providing some of the Merricks' back story. Read fast and keep that heart rate up. (Paranormal romance. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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