Monday, May 27, 2013

Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

Spirit (Elemental, #3)
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
Source: Netgalley
Series? Yes. Spark is the 2nd in Elemental series. Storm is the 1st and you can read my review here  are out.  releases Apr 30 2013, releases May 28th 2013,  releases Jan 28th 2014,  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.

Bottom Line: Another great installment in the Elemental series.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever been in situations where you had no idea who to trust?


  1. Great review but alas not a book I can see myself reading any time soon.

  2. It's too bad this one didn't have more oomph to it, but I'm glad you still enjoyed it. I think once I have read and enjoyed that many books in a series I start to feel attached to the characters and world around them. I look forward to starting this series one day!

  3. I've been seeing reviews for this series everywhere!! I'm thinking I may need to start it... Soon!! :)

  4. I have been seeing this series everywhere the past week. All the readers seem to really enjoy it and are surprised by how much they like Hunter.
    Great review, Brandi!

  5. Great review! I really need to read the series! I have the first book and I WILL get to it...soon! :D

    Magen Corrie

  6. I'm so excited to read this! I'm planning on getting to it this week. I'm curious to see more of Hunter's character. Great review :)

  7. Eep, you really are enjoying this series, I cannot wait till I can begin them. Lovely review!

  8. one day wirh all you reviews I'll give up and try book one in the series!

  9. We're review twins today! I love being in this world too and I am so very attached to every single one of these characters. I can't wait to go back.

  10. Hmm. I love romance, but I completely dislike it when it's all about head games. I can't wait to meet Hunter, though, I'm supposed to start STORM soon! Awesome review, Brandi!

    Umm, yes. And it's a totally terrible situation. I don't like it. :(

  11. I can't say I have been in such a situation and I hope I never will be

  12. I'm so glad that you are loving this series, Brandi! Now, I've got to start it this summer.

  13. Oh another great review for this series. It looks like I really need to get on it and start these books! Love how you have been enjoying them.

  14. I haven't read your review Brandi because I'm hoping to read this one really soon, but I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this one too :)

  15. I am happy you liked this one more than I did. There were definitely some good parts, liked you mentioned.

  16. I am glad that thsi had great pacing and lots of secrets. I have this for review. NEed to get it read!

  17. So glad you liked it :) You're right about the emotional parts and the secrets!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  18. I'm not as excited about this installment as I am for Nick's book, since I'm not really a Hunter fan... but I'm definitely glad to hear you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to reading it. :)

  19. I haven't read any of the books in this series as yet, but they are on my TBR pile! You have done an awesome job with your review... I don't think that I have been in a situation where I don't know who to trust, but making friends online I often wonder if they are who they say they are....;)

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  20. Now after I've seen all three reviews for these books I can't wait to read it. This series sounds really great.

  21. The ending left me yearning for more too. I didn't enjoy Spirit as much as Spark, but I still really liked it. It was great being in Hunter's head! This book completely changed my opinion of him. Lovely review, Brandi. :)

  22. You had me at smoking hot scenes. lol I can't wait to read these books!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  23. YAY! Glad to hear you loved this and that there are more smoking hot scenes to look forward to. I'm currently making my way through this series and can't wait to get to Spirit. Lovely review!

  24. I can see your heart rating....I skimmed a bit of your review, but I have it to read so I must hold back from reading your whole review. Ok so not as much oomph as other ones. Ok. I shall have to see what I think...hmmmm Dang I need another couple heads to get through this book pile Ihave:D



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