Waiting on Wednesday (21): Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

4 Apr

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

Storm (Elemental #1)

by Brigid Kemmerer

Book cover for Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream. 

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. 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 . . .

Don’t have to wait too long for this one, friends! Which is GREAT news because, even though the cover is a little…icky? I’m not a fan of all those blurry, brooding boys GLARING at me. But even though the cover isn’t my favorite, I’m CONVINCED that the story inside is going to be awesome. See, just this past week, Brigid Kemmerer released a little prequel story about the oldest Merrick brother, Michael, and this star-crossed lover thing he has going on with the daughter of his family’s enemy. IT WAS REALLY SUPER GOOD, and it made me all kinds of excited to read the whole story, starting with STORM.

I know I’ve mentioned a bunch of my must-read buzz words before: Scotland, gardening, witches, road trips, Robin Hood, etc. Add to that list controlling the elements. It’s like nature’s superheros, and the Merricks have control over one each. (Michael, from the prequel novella, can control Earth LIKE A BOSS.) Of course, though, there’s bad guys who want to get rid of the Merricks and their powers, so I’m anticipating DRAMA and TENSION, along with some good, tingly romance. Woot!

STORM (ELEMENTAL #1) is coming out April 24, 2012 from Kensington.

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