Storm is simply magical. There is no other word that I can use that would describe how Brigid Kemmerer pulled me into her story and kept me there.
This book is about four brothers, who each deal with a different elemental power. The main character, Chris Merrick, is a water element who Becca helps save in the parking lot when he was being beaten to death. From there Becca is pulled into a world she did not ask to be in.The characters were wonderful. In a family of four brothers, Chris seemed to be his own separate person. I know that sounds weird, but his brothers, Gabriel and Nick, are twins and Michael seemed more like a father then the brother he was. I really liked how they worked as a family unit, especially the younger three.Chris was a boy who had been through a lot in his life and it just seemed to keep getting worse, even after Becca came into it, because she brought her own troubles. He was loyal, friendly and brave. He did what he could for the people he loved. At times, he was insecure and, at other times, well, just plain stupid. But, he usually had company in the form of his brothers when he was being completely stupid.
Becca was a girl who had an unearned bad reputation, who ended up saving Chris from being beaten up. She was bright kind and somewhat insecure, particularly in standing up for herself. She was brave when it came to helping people and the type who would befriend anyone. She also had family troubles, especially when her father came to town.Hunter is another character I have to mention. I know a lot of people will think otherwise, but I just didn't like him. I don't know what it was that put me off him, but it could have been the way his character was written. He always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn't like his attitude towards the Merricks.
As I read on, I understood why he was like that, but it just wasn't enough to make me like him. If there was a love triangle, I fully admit to being Team Chris. At least he was there when Becca truly needed help.The story line itself was really enjoyable. But, I'm a little biased because I love elemental stories. It helped that there was never a dull moment so I didn't have any chance to get bored. The ending really did hold a hint of the unexpected, although some of it was very predictable, especially with what I found out about Becca at the end of the book.
All that aside though, everything flowed nicely and I really enjoyed Brigid's writing style. I also enjoyed that fact that this book was written in third voice, which allowed me into the heads of other characters, apart from just Becca. Sometimes, I miss that when I'm reading first-voice books.I would recommend this to anyone who like paranormal stories, especially if it involves the elements. And, if you don't mind love triangles, well, there's a touch of that in there as well.
Now for my rating.Four out of five stars,