So I think that may be one of the reasons I found each book less interesting but it may be just my thirst for A LOT of action.
Then in each book how I mentioned above how MOSTLY it's from two POSSIBLE lovers' POV? well it's just TOO convenient how EVERYONE got someone around the same time, that's not really how it works, the relationship isn't going to just show up as soon as your other brothers or whatever get a girlfriend!
But anyway I really liked Storm. It was a very fun read as I said before, good if you have a couple hours of free time to just snuggle down and read the book.
I found this book series off Goodreads (friend me? My name is anjicooper) I think it got recommended to me because I read the Lux series and want to read the Dark Elements and Convenient (I just bought Half-Blood) all by Jennifer L. Armentrout who read the Elemental Series and liked it.
Here is the synopsis for Storm
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
So if you've read these book and want to hear my personal opinion on them read on, if not go read the books then come back and you can read my full review :)
Spoilers for STORM below
Okay first off, I'm kinda picky about my names and I don't like that her full name is Becca, I'm sorry but I think it should be like short for Rebecca or something. Whatever. I did really like this book though, it did start off really quickly. Like the first page or so it starts off with Chris getting the crap beaten out of him by Tyler and Seth. It's kind of funny, imagine like just getting in the middle of a fight and a guy grabs a water bottle and points it at his opponents and they like stop and look a little scared. I think I would be just as confused at Becca if I saw that.
In the beginning I thought that Chris seemed a little weak like he sort of in a way had his brothers *cough* *cough* Gabriel go and fight his battles instead of fighting them himself. I didn't like that about him, I always like having a strong male protagonist as well as female. I also in the beginning didn't get their connection to their own element like he begged the rain. That was really confusing and weird.
I thought that it was funny that Chris gave Becca the $60. Though, it seemed to offend her more than give her a laugh. And then in the pet store, when Hunter and Casper came in and Becca said someone had to hold the leash so Casper picked up his own leash? Like I said this book is a lot of fun.
Chris obviously started liking Becca like as soon as she saved him because by 20% in the book he already asked her out. and she said no.
I really liked Gabriel and Nick from the beginning. Especially Gabriel I always like the cocky arrogant ones, don't I?
I always love the chase almost more than I like them actually being them actually being together and I LOVE love triangles (as long as the one I like ends up getting the girl/boy) So I obviously was ecsatic about the whole HunterxBeccaxChris thing (THIS IS NOT A I THREESOME BTW) Like I loved the tension between Chris and Hunter and how they'd like fight every time they're around each other.
I don't know why, but I loved the line where Chris is just like "She's not one of us" Then when he gave her CPR and was thinking of how soft and perfect her lips were? Haha too good.
I was still very confused like the water.... liked Becca? I thought that was just plain weird.
SO I figured out Becca was an Elemental as soon as I heard her parents talking in the kitchen. Then when Becca talked to Lilah I was like waaa???
Casper, he is an awesome dog, I love him. It helps that I also really really want a German shepherd.
The almost kiss in the parking lot kinda drove me crazy even though I was going for Chris.
"Chris gave him the finger" I found that amusing. Here's a note a wrote (No rhyme intended)
'Water talks to him, okay, that's weird' yeah see? I still think it's kind of odd though I get it more now.
The bridge, and the fire, wow that was intense- though kinda romantic.
So earlier, remember how I said that I loved Gabriel and he was my favorite? I was FLIPPING OUT when I thought he was dead. I wrote
'WHAT?! GABRIEL'S DEAD?!!!!! NO!!!!
Then the next line
'Thank Raziel he's not dead'
then I figured out Becca's dad was the Guide when he came to the hospital muddy, yeah when he was flipping muddy I was like 'yep that's the guide' so I was ecstatic when I found out I was right.
Then I was like oh yeah Hunter's dad and uncle were the guides that the Merriks killed, so Hunter's here for revenge. I thought that at 64%
Then Hunter spent the night and I wrote for the next morning 'AWKWARD timing, Chris!' Haha that was good.
Though, OUCH Gabriel.
And Then Becca was like why is my life so confusing?
So I wrote: 'You're right Bec, the protagonist's life is always very confusing.' And how true is that?
"Jesus I love it when guess fight"
"Yeah it's great I should have made popcorn"
Then after Becca slapped Gabriel
"Holy Shit would it be wrong if I applaud?" I loved Quinn in the first book.
I was astonished to find out that Drew and his buddies like practically raped Becca. But then Gabriel punched Drew in the face and apologized to Becca and my feels were EXPLODING.
And when she asked if he was going to get in trouble and he said 'Nah. Don't you remember? They think I'm Nick." I loved that so much, you have no idea how much I want an identical twin.
She'd think about world history. And he'd think about her. AWWWW though the part when said 'every word' then thought well, skimmed, it's world history after all. HAHAHA
When Chris got all excited to talk to her at lunch and Hunter was there? Awww poor Chris.
'Is it just me or is she humping his leg?' lol. Then when Becca kissed Hunter at the dance, it was more awkward than cute really.
I thought during 'Oh Becca's a pure Elemental' like after she kissed Hunter, I have no idea why, but hey, I was right.
I then wrote in my notes 'Drew you are such a dickhead!" And a string of curses. after that I wrote 'OMG YES! CHRIS GO OUT THERE AND KICK SOME ARSES!!!'
When Hunter was all like 'it's you' I was like WTF is Hunter?
I DID NOT want Nick to die like when they were locked in the freezer? I remembered reading the synopsis for Spark and Gabriel said without his twin so I thought Nick might die.
"you know I can hear you right?" Haha I liked Mike throughout this book because I could tell all he wanted was the best for his brothers and I like that about him, I don't get why his brothers can't see that, but whatever.
I felt so bad when Mike was like 'I forgot what it feels like'
'Having a mother' AWWw
And when Gabriel was telling Mike how much he hated him? I wrote 'Stop being pissed at Michael Gabriel! He Loves you!!@!
I KNEW Hunter was sketchy from the beginning and I guessed he was there for revenge so guess who wasn't so surprised when he showed up with a gun? I thought Mike might die though.
When Michael said he trusted Becca though, that was a feels exploding moment.
I thought someone was going to die, but no one did, which this is going to sound wrong but I feel like someone should have died, like this shouldn't be candy land. People die in war.
I thought it was stupid that Chris left Nick in there. I seriously thought he would die, nope he was fine though.
Then I said they kissed! I was very excited about that.
Spoilers for Spark below
I felt so bad for Gabriel, he blames himself for everything, just like Jace, Daemon, Damon, Will, Nine etc. I love those types of characters though, don't I? I was not so into LaynexGabriel's romance, I mean I thought it was cute but I didn't really ship it.
Haha when Layne was like how could god have made two such extraordinarily hot beings? I wrote, 'Aw you think Gabriel and Nick are hot? Meet Daemon and Dawson, honey." lol.
I felt so bad for Gabriel how he was SO embarrassed that he couldn't do the Math. I just felt so bad and felt for him, even though Math is one of my best subjects.
I was mad when Layne got pissed at Gabriel for trying to freaking help her in the hallway. Like seriously? What is your problem? He was trying to help you and he's embarrassed about his math skills. Lay off. I was like Aw, Nick likes Quinn, but we'll get to that later, won't we?
I really wanted Gabriel to realize how much Michael cares for him, like stop taking him for granted in this book, I think he SORTA did.
I really wanted Nick to realize that Gabriel missed him and was too prideful to say it.
When Simon was like you'd play a lot better if you stopped staring at my sister. I knew I liked him from there.
When Layne cried at obviously, I got why, but I wouldn't cry at that, I'd more likely break Gabriel's nose.
"Don't forget my box of condoms!" Haha I seriously love Gabriel.
He's self destructive, definitely my type, lol.
I did not like that Gabriel picked a fight with Quinn. But I REALLY did not like that Nick choked Gabriel. That was not okay.
Gabriel saved that little girl, I was just so awwww feeling. IDK how else to describe it.
I also wrote later 'Nick your brother needs you more than ever, why can't you see that?' I just really wanted Nick to come and help his brother, you know?
Wait. A. Minute. Haha I was dying at that part and when Gabriel was flipping out over Michael's clothes? Too good.
This is a note a wrote
'SO fire is a playful evil? What is this? Maureen reincarnated?' (TMI fans! lol)
I just wasn't really interested in Layne or Layne and Gabriel, I just really liked Gabriel, though he frustrated me sometimes.
like him shutting out his family and not realizing how much they love him. SNAP OUT OF IT, HOW COULD PEOPLE NOT LOVE YOU, GABRIEL?!
She's just a girl
So was Becca
awwww bro moment.
I knew Layne was being an idiot the moment she decided to go to that party. Truth or dare? I liked that part.
Gabriel kinda turned into a bit of a girl there where he flipped out over 3 words, 'You coming home?"
GUYS GABRIEL IS NOT STUPID HE'S JUST AFRAID TO FAIL!!
I also really wanted Gabriel to stop blaming himself for Nick's leg, and Chris getting captured, that really wasn't his fault. I don't think he should have fun from Layne, either though. but I loved his moment with Nicky.
When he was in jail I felt so bad for him.
I was really mad when I found out Stacey was the one starting the fires, I actually wrote, STACEY YOU LITTLE ARSE HAT
IDK why but I loved the part where Nick was like, "Wrong twin, I'm Nick."
It was so CUTE when Nick was like "Gabriel will save us."
Layne: "How do you know?" (or something like that)
Nick: "Because he always does." I was just like AWWWWW
Calla sounds like a pyscho
Spoilers for Spirit below
first off, I do not like Hunter very much, I only read this book so I could get to Secret and read about Nick
By now it was REALLY pissing me off that the books kept switching POV.
Haha I wrote this note though- If one of the Merrik boys dies, I will flip and kill something, okay Kate?
I thought it was funny when Hunter said 'please hurry they're threatening to kill me'
ALSO HUNTER has a butt face of a Grandfather there, like seriously he beats him up and makes him pay for the kitchen WTF
Calla is a crazy psycho, it's official.
I actually thought it was kinda gross when Silver kissed Kate, though I do not really ship Kate with Hunter either, I just don't really care, you know?
I know Gabriel was being a jerk to Hunter in the beginning but why can't he see it's because Hunter betrayed him?! Like seriously I'd be a jerk to Hunter too if that happened to me.
Then when Nick was like "Gabriel paid him $20 to do that" I was almost on the floor laughing.
I thought this book was just a repeat of what Hunter was doing with Becca, except Hunter is the Becca and Kate is the Hunter. I also didn't really like Kate, though Bill is just a jerk.
I also thought Hunter shouldn't give up on Becca that quickly.
I wrote this exact note:
DON'T TURN AGAINST THE MERRIKS, IDIOT
GABRIEL RISKED HIS LIFE FOR YOU, YOU UNGRATEFUL IDIOT!!!
DON'T BETRAY THE MERRIKS, SOMEONE WILL DIE!!!!
Idiot, they obviously do care about you.
Hunter was being such an idiot in this book, like seriously, Michael was offering to pay him and he ditched. And he wonders why Gabriel is getting pissed at him, like seriously? Gabriel is just trying to protect his family, and Hunter can stop being a jerk about it since he is betraying them anyway.
I didn't like Hunter or Kate so this book didn't provide much interest for me. Honestly the part where I got the most feels was when Gabriel got in a fight with Hunter and they went rolling down the stairs, I was rooting for Gabriel to win. Like seriously I felt no emotions when Kate died, I just wasn't really attached to her. Actually I felt kinda surprised that Brigid actually killed someone. Though, she kinda had to die or it would be like if Becca and Hunter ended up together. Haha this is the exact note I took:
See, Idiot? the Merriks= GOOD
The tunnel fight was pretty awesome
Then Gabriel and his T-shirt I google myself, haha I'm sure you do Gabriel
I was annoyed that Hunter didn't see that Gabriel cared for him and that he just hurt him even though Gabriel freaking risked his life for Hunter. It was cute that Gabriel was mad that Hunter left him behind.
Spoilers for Secret
basic summery: Me getting pissed at Nick for not talking to his twin and hurting Gabriel
I was pissed when I thought that Gareth was letting Silver out, though I was really happy when he killed Silver.
I was confused about Calla, was she alive? and How? I thought Silver shot her.
Literally I wrote, I like Nick and Quinn
And then in the literal next line I found out Nick was gay haha.
I just throughout this whole book I felt like both Nick and Gabriel really NEEDED for Nick to tell Gabriel. especially since he wasn't even talking to him.
I was also getting kinda pissed at Quinn for being pissed at Becca for not telling her about the Elementals. IT WASN'T HER SECRET TO TELL SO SHUT UP AND FORGIVE HER.
I figured out Tyler and Quinn would have a romance really early in the book. It was obvious. I like them together though, they're cute.
NICK seriously needed to calm down, especially when all Gabriel wants is for him to be happy I wish Nick would realize that especially when all Gabriel wanted to do was protect his twin.
I was happy that Tyler and Seth were no longer friends.
Quinn was jealous that Becca was pretty, okay then.
Michael thought Quinn was pregnant. *Insert laugh-crying emoji here*
I was really happy that Nick told Mike that he was Gay, he really needs to come out, look how well it went for Alec. and Nick, listen to MIKE! He was right, Gabriel needs you!
I was mad when Tyler hit Nick with the lightning when all he was trying to do was make sure he was alive. Aww and Gabriel being scared he was dead. "You're scaring me Nicky."
He was just trying to protect you, Nick, I know he was like beating up Adam, but it was because he was WORRIED about you, Nick, why can't you understand that? HE LOVES YOU.
I seriously will write that over and over and over again.
I have one word for Quinn forgiving Becca. FINALLY. Like seriously it's about time.
Okay so Adam and Nick slept together, that was kinda cute.
I really didn't want Nick to fight with Gabriel and when he told him he would never forgive him I really just wanted to cry there.
So I know this is a lot of favorite-ism towards Gabriel and I understand why Nick was pissed off but Gabriel was just trying to protect him and it really hurt Gabriel that Nick didn't tell him he was gay and that Nick slammed him against the wall for trying to protect him. We all know that Gabriel is bad with reactions. But I am a very empathetic compassionate person despite how I act. I am always thinking of how the other person is feeling and I just feel a lot of empathy for Gabriel's situation.
I remember when Nick told Gabriel he would never forgive him I was texting my friend at the same time and fangirling all over him about how mad and upset I was that Nick wouldn't forgive his brother, like seriously I sent these really long paragraphs about it over kik.
I DID NOT want Gareth to kill Nick and when 'he' went after Gabriel I flipped out.
Then Nick was like freaking out over Gabriel being unconscious and his phone was dead? My eyes accidentally skipped a line and saw the words dead. I FLIPPED out thinking it meant Gabriel, then I read the line before and I was like FEWWW it's just the dumb phone.
Thank Raziel Nick finally forgave Gabriel, if he didn't I'm not even sure I could read Sacrifice.
It's cute that Tyler got Quinn the number and her thing, they make a cute couple.
SHITE Crazy Calla's back