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Storm (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series #1)

Storm - Brigid Kemmerer A great start to a really well done paranormal young adult series. I really enjoyed the characters, the world building, and plot of this story. I found Becca to be an engagingly flawed female lead. She can be insecure, jealous, and untrusting, but considering the wealth of perfect, rich, powerful Mary Sues that seem to populate the paranormal young adult series having such a normal female lead was refreshing. I liked that she was brave enough not to walk away from Chris's predicament in the beginning. I liked her intelligence, her quick wit, and her ability to think on her feet. Sure she was flawed, and she wasn’t a perfect friend all the time, but that doesn’t make her a bad person just human. I really enjoyed the brothers, and I like how they are each distinct people with distinct personalities. They are far from generic hot guys, and I appreciate that. I liked Chris, and his way of looking at the world. I found Gabriel harder to connect to at first, but by the end I was really looking forward to seeing things from his point of view. I really enjoyed Michael, and how hard he worked to keep his brothers safe, and together. I can't imagine how hard that must have been on him, and it's hard to see that his brother's don't understand, and don't always make things easier for him. I love Nick, and I look forward to the day he gets his own book. I might have cheated, and started this series with his novella. I liked the hints that their parents were far from perfect, and that they made mistakes and poor choices that are still having consequences for the brother's today.The secondary players were well developed, and I like that the antagonists have their own motivations, and justifications, and aren't just mean, and hateful for the sake of being mean and hateful. I like what was revealed of their story surrounding the animosity, and I look forward to getting a clearer picture of exactly what happened. I liked that while Becca did like two different boys it never felt like a love triangle to me, and that the story never hinged on who she would end up with. There was a question of who she trusted more, but it factored into so much more than simply questions of love or relationships, and it was a part of the plot instead of being the entirety of it. There was romance, but it wasn't simply a paranormal romance. I can't wait to read the rest.