Monday, April 15, 2013

"Style means the right word..."

What am I reading now?  Elemental #1, #2, #3 (Brigid Kemmerer)



(yup--got an ARC)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  The series revolves around 4 brothers, the Merrick brothers, orphaned when their parents fought for the right for them to live. They are all Elementals, each landing directly on a point for Earth (Michael--oldest and the legal guardian of his younger brothers), Air (Nick--the good one, a twin), Fire (Gabriel--bad boy hot-head, twin) and Water (Chris--the youngest). When an Elemental lands on a point, they are extremely powerful, think devastate a city with an outburst. These characters would make a great tv series!
      I've finished books 1 and 2, almost done with 3 and I like the family dynamics, seems real for young men trying to raise themselves. Their favorite word begins with F, so if that bothers you, don't read these. If it doesn't, you're in for a crazy ride, action packed page-turner. I do have some reservations about the series though. It seems like authors get all caught up in the "war" in paranormal (and dystopian) books and turn them into blood bath video games. Book 3 seems to be going there. I'll probably stop this series at book 3 although a 4 & 5 are listed on Goodreads. Book 2 was my definite favorite of the group.

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