Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: K Teen
Release date: May 28th 2013
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You can read my review of Elemental - here, Storm - here, Spark - here & Breathless - here
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...
After what happened in the previous book, Hunter Garrity is among the most undesirable people in school and the Merrick brothers and Becca don´t trust him at all. Then there is Calla, she wants to force him to contact the guides, if he doesn´t do that she will continue to cause more damage and killing people in the process. And besides the fact that no one want to be around him, he´s having problems at home with his grandparents and his mother, so Hunter is close to lose control of his life and his powers.
But among so many bad things happening in his life, he meets Kate Sullivan, the new girl in school, she's funny, beautiful, very bold and the only person that talks to him, so he finds peace and something else in her, and his attraction to her is something that he never felt before, but the question is can he trust her?
In this book all my favorites characters make an appearance: Chris, Nick, Gabriel and Michael Merrick and Becca, and none of them trust Hunter for what he did in Spark and Gabriel is really hostile to him (I can understand why he is upset). But this book allowed me to see Hunter´s side of the story, the way he was educated and trained to not trust anyone and especially the pure Elementals (aka Merrick brothers), because they´re highly dangerous and the enemy, but Hunter is at a point in his life where he doesn´t know what is right or what is wrong anymore and he has an terrible internal battle. There were times I didn´t like some of the decisions he took, but all was part of his self-discovery.
I love the Elemental series and of course I loved Spirit! and this book is a little different from Storm and Spark. This book has a mayor twist that left me with my mouth hanging open and now I know that no one is safe in this series. If you have not started reading this amazing series, then you need to read Storm, the first book in the series. And I can´t wait to read the next book: Secret, which will be Nick's book! The Elemental series books are highly addictive!
Thanks to K Teen for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.