Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - SPIRIT by BRIGID KEMMERER - ELEMENTAL # 3 - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE - ALLEN & UNWIN

By: Brigid Kemmerer
Published By : Allen & Unwin
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback received from publisher for honest review, 301 Pages

RATING: 5 STRONG, GAME CHANGING STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He has 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 - which means he'll have to find someone he can trust.

POWER. ENEMIES. EVERYWHERE.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I have to say I LOVE this YA paranormal romance series. I have been far too long without being in Brigid’s head and all her well thought out characters.

I am back!

Hunter, I loved you in Storm, and I loved you even more in Spirit. You are flawed, vulnerable and misunderstood. I felt for you as a mum. I wanted to give grandpa a kick up the tush.

Michael Merrick, oh did you shine. You became what Hunter needed in his life.

Gabriel, you had a bromance with Hunter in Spark and then you turned all fight club, but then you came back.

Nick, you are such a friend. You don’t judge quite so harshly.

I loved this instalment. Brigid writes her characters with such depth, I get totally immersed in her story telling. One of my fave YA paranormal series.

I have to admit, I had an O.M.G moment. I kept staring at the page thinking, Brigid is playing with me. But nope, she was deadly serious. I did a bit of spluttering. I saw the scene so well in my head. I was a little shocked.

I normally write lots of notes and page numbers for quotes, but I didn’t come up for air while reading Spirit. I kept telling myself to take some notes, but I kept reading rather feverishly.

A very good villain named Silver, kept me on my toes and Calla, man, she is a piece of work. They pulled it off very well. With the villains of this series, I feel like they have been brain washed from a young age and they believe in everything they have been told and trained to do. They don’t stop to look at the facts, they are driven to complete their mission and succeed at all costs. They are always around the same age as the main characters or just a bit older, but they believe in what they have to do, with few exceptions, like Hunter. They don’t blink an eye at what they have to do. The power of their peers to convince them of what needs to be done , no matter what. You can see how little children in war torn countries can without blinking an eye handle a weapon and then they grow up to be hard, unemotional adults believing in the cause they have been taught to not question. They become soldiers at such a young age, they know no different.

I highly recommend this brilliant YA series. Adults can enjoy it as much as teenagers.



Michelle

5 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this series. I can't wait to see what Brigid writes next. Glad you're enjoying this series as much as I did :)

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    1. I am working my way through the rest of this series. It will be interesting to see what she does next :)

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    2. The next book is actually my favourite of them all. I just ADORE Nick's story!

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    3. I thought Nick's would be good as I really loved his novella. :)

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    4. It is good. I'm sure you'll love it!

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