Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe. Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right.
Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.
Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him.
But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it s close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face...
Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own...
Too many secrets. Not enough time.
Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it's just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that's a survival tactic.
But now he's got problems even his brothers can't help him survive.
His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn's dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.
He can feel it—the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.
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…
Nowhere is safe. Not even home…
Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point.
Keep his grades sky-high or he'll never escape his hometown.
Keep his brother's business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.
Keep the secret of where he's going in the evenings from his own twin—-or he'll lose his family.
Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who's supposed to be his "girlfriend's" partner.
Of course there's also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers.
There's a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.
Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?
This has been an awesome series, and I'm going to be sad to say good bye after Sacrifice! I love these brothers, they've been through a lot, and things have been progressive been getting harder, not easier or better, and yeah, some mistakes have been made along the way, but people learn from their mistakes.
I loved how each brother has gotten a novel, or is going to with Michael with Sacrifice, from Chris, Gabriel, Hunter, and then Nick, even though Hunter isn't an Merrick, he's a part of their group since he helped them instead of harmed them in Storm!
I loved all the different gifts these guys have, and then how strong their ladies (and Nick's guy) were, because yeah, it takes a strong person to be with these guys, because they have power, and power can be good or bad, but it does corrupt if you aren't strong, and if you're strong, you're often stubborn. So thus, a strong partner!
People really dislike their family, what with each boy having a different element, even the twins, which you'd think wouldn't happen, but it did, and yeah, I just want to shake their dissenters, because they were just born with it, they haven't done anything bad. You guys, on the other hand, have. So remember glass houses and throwing rocks at them!
Yeah, I really enjoyed these books, and I can't wait for Sacrifice to come out!
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental #1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4
Read: December 26th, 26th, 26th, 26th, 26th, 2013
Source: Tuebl, NetGalley
Reason Why: Enjoying this series, and they're a Sequel Challenge 2013 Books!
Publisher: K Teen
Published: July 31st 2012, August 28th 2012, April 30th 2013, May 28th 2013
Expected Publication: January 28th 2014