Thursday, May 9, 2013

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer - A mini review

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.

The novellas that go with this series are just so much fun.  This one introduces us very briefly to Michael, the oldest of the Merrick Brothers.  Ah, the injustice of it all.  I wanted to give Michael a hug and tell him it would be alright. I love the fact that we can get a glimpse of their lives before the series starts proper.  It explains a little about why they behave the way they do.   Poor Michael - he is judged by everyone based on his potential and not his actions.   Kind of sad really.  I loved the tentative beginnings of a romance here between Michael and Emily.   Elemental is one of three novellas that go with the Merrick brothers series, the others being Breathless and Fearless.  Try them out and then go get the novels.

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