Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer
With power comes enemies. Lots of them.
Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.
He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.
Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.
With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…
Publishes in US: May 28th 2013 by K Teen
Genre: YA paranormal
Series? Yes. Spark is the 2nd in Elemental series. Storm is the 1st and you can read my review here Elemental (Elemental, #0.5), Fearless (Elemental, #1.5) are out. Breathless (Elemental, #2.5) releases Apr 30 2013, Spirit (Elemental, #3) releases May 28th 2013, Seige (Elemental #4) releases Jan 28th 2014, Untitled (Elemental #5) releases July 2014.
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It was great getting to be in Hunter's head and figure out where he was coming from as well as getting to meet a new character.
Spirit is just as packed with action as the others, and has the emotional hook. There were several scenes where I felt so bad for Hunter. Bad things just happened to him over and over, and I can see where his confusion and not knowing who to trust comes from. I did get tired of the back and forth do I or don't I, but I did completely understand where his head and heart were.
There are some smoking hot scenes in this one too, and I enjoyed them even though they were cloaked in, for the most part, head games.
I mostly just loved being back in the Merrick's world and seeing what is going on with them and the trials that they bond together to overcome. I miss being in their heads though. Hunter I know is an extension of that, but still.
The secrets that come to light in this one are good, and I suspected a few, but others just threw me for a loop.
The pacing was good, and there was always something going on whether the action or some character development or giving a peek into the other characters we'd come to love from the previous novellas and books.
The ending left me yearning for more, and I know there is yet more trouble for the Merricks and assorted characters brewing for the fourth book, that I can't wait to get my hands on.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever been in situations where you had no idea who to trust?