8 May 2013

Book Review: Elemental (Elemental #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: K Teen
Published: 27th March 2012
Pages: 50
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance
Main Characters: Emily, Michael
Date Read: 28th - 30th April 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

I have had the first book in this series for awhile so when I saw that there was a novella before the first one I had to get it before I started Storm. I am really glad that I did get this book as I really enjoyed it and it has made me really excited to read the rest of the series.

I'm not a huge fan of the cover as the guy that is on the front and after reading the book it doesn't even look like him. I do like the colour used especially as all the covers have used a different colour so they all tie in with each other.

As soon as I started this book I loved it as it was so addicting and intriguing. I have read a lot of Paranormal books but not many about special powers which I'm surprised about as I love this side to the paranormal genre and this book just proves that I should read more of them. The romance side of the book I wasn't sure I believed it as it came out of the blue but I would like to see more from these two which I think they will be getting a full length novel. The only reason why I could rate this book any higher was that it was too short so there was a lot of things that never got cleared up but with this being the beginning I can forgive it and just hope that things do get cleared up. The ending was such a cliff hanger which I don't usually mind but after reading the first chapter of Storm which doesn't have anything to do with what happened at the end of this book has made me a little annoyed but hopefully things will get cleared up during Storm.

Both the main characters in this book I really liked which did surprise me as usually when I read a short story I don't usually get to like the characters as much as what I would do if it was longer. Although I liked them I wasn't sure I was going to like Emily at the beginning but by the end I did as she started to think for herself and not what she has been told to think. I loved Michael as soon as he entered the store as there was just something about him that was endearing.

Overall a great opener to this series and I can't wait to read more from Brigid Kemmerer as I think this series is going to be epic!