Friday, May 18, 2012

Short Story Review: Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental #0.5
Publisher: KTeen (Kensington)
First published: March 27th, 2012
Source: Bought
Format: eBook
Pages: 50
Goodreads 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.

My Rating: 4.0 / 5

What I thought about it:
My first thoughts after finishing Elemental were: Why the hell didn't I pre-order a copy of Storm? It might have happened before, but usally it's not easy to fall in love with a story just by reading fifty pages, but that's exactly what happened for me with Elemental

Within fifty pages you don't get to know the characters as well as you would after reading three hundred pages. But that didn't stop me from starting to obsess over them, so I devoured Michael and Emily's story and ended up being disappointed. Disappointed because there wasn't more about them, especially after a somewhat cliffhanger-y ending that made me want to throw my Kindle against the wall.

Elemental is the perfect introduction to a series I'm expecting to be amazing. It shows you the basic aspects of the world these characters are living in without telling you too much. To be honest, it actually just made we wonder more about their elemental gifts and the problems they cause than I did after reading the synopsis. I definitely can't wait to continue, or rather properly start this series.

Have you started this series? What did you think about it?
Do you plan to read it?


  1. That's what happened to me, Carina! I've read Elemental and bought Storm straight away on Kindle :) It was really good and I hope you read it very soon!

  2. I need to get this one! It sounds really good! Great review :)

  3. I read Storm and I freaking loved it!!!! It was phenomenal and I especially love the dynamics between the brothers! This is a fanatstic series and I'm happy this Novella got you hooked. You really need to read Storm ... asap!

  4. I downloaded this and yay for loving it. I'm hoping to get to it soon.

  5. I just finished reading Storm and really liked it! I agree that this is a perfect introduction to a seemingly brilliant series! The ending is a bit unexpected for me. Luckily, I have Storm waiting on my bookshelf for me to devour it! x)

    Awesome review, Carina! :)

  6. A copy of Storm came in at work last week and I snatched it up and absolutely DEVOURED it. I was completely shocked by just how much I enjoyed it (I wasn't expecting to like this book at all). Elemental is included at the end of Storm, but I haven't read it yet. Oddly enough, I wasn't interested in reading Michael's backstory when quite a lot was already explained in Storm. I know it's really short, and I know I'll wind up loving it just as much as the book, so I really ought to read it soon.

  7. Okay, I SO have to read this series. Like, WHAT AM I waiting for, if I may ask? The buzz is killer these days.

  8. I actually have to read this one - I've read Storm and I really liked it (despite the cover). :)

  9. I really enjoyed the story. The writing held my interest from the start and I found myself truly wanting to know what happened next. My only negative comment is that I want to know what happened to to the Emily and Michael. The fist chapter of the next book fast forwards time and leaves with unresolved questions. Looking forward to reading Storm!


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