Thursday, 30 May 2013

Review: Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Spark
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental, #2
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Kensington

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: Bought


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...


No words can describe how much I love this series. Brigid is such a talented writer and every book just draws you in. Spark was no different. 

Storm, the first book in the series, is where we meet the Merrick brothers. Storm was Chris's story. Spark takes off right where Storm finished. The events in Storm has left everyone on edge, and something big is about to happen. 

If it is even possible, I loved Spark even more than Storm (and I'm loving Spirit even more again, but you'll hear about that tomorrow). I enjoyed Gabriel's character in Storm, and loved learning about him more in Spark. Gabriels element is fire, he can control it, call it, talk to it, and sometimes he can't. 
Gabriel is obnoxious and hot tempered, but in Spark we learn the reasons behind it, and start to understand him more. 

We are introduced to a new character, Layne, who is quiet and hides her own secrets. She isn't someone Gabriel would normally notice, but he starts to when he needs to borrow a pencil in class. The developing romance between them flows. It's not forced, it doesn't feel wrong, it just fits. You feel like they belong together, a bit like yin and yang. 

Layne wanted to be brave. She wanted to be optimistic. But she started crying anyway. Nicks' hand went over hers. "Gabriel will find us. He'll get us out.""How?" she choked. "How do you know?""Because he always does."

Absolutely loved Hunter in this book, and the bromance between him and Gabriel was awesome. It was great to see them come together and work together. Especially when Gabriel and Nick seemed to be falling apart.  

Hunter sighed and gave him a look. “Come on, baby, don't be like that. Did you pack your midol?”     “All right, all right.” Gabriel climbed out of the car, slamming the door behind him. “I don't even know why I like you.”
Another action packed, and exciting addition to the Elemental series, that seems to be getting better and better as we go along. 

It Was Amazing

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite in series so far, better than Storm and Spirit. Gabriel overtook Nick as my favourite Merrick, although that could all change when Nick's story comes out :D


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