Review for Elemental (Elemental #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

TITLE: Spark
SERIES: Elemental #0.5
AUTHOR: Brigid Kemmerer
PUBLICATION DATE: March 27, 2012
PUBLISHER: Kensington Teen, a division of Kensington Publishing Corp
PAGES: 50 pages
SOURCE: Purchased
RATING: 5 stars

Well, now I see what all the fuss is about. This tiny novella just lays the groundwork for Storm. Michael is a very powerful Elemental and because of that, he must walk a very thin line. Emily’s family is terrified of Michael, but that fear manifests as anger and aggression and she’s always thought those feelings were well founded. Michael’s family, after all, must be as bad as everyone claims. But when Michael shows up at the sports center where she works to spend some time in the batting cages, she begins to learn that maybe they are all wrong.

This is every bit the star crossed lovers bit that it sounds like. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I see the parallels between this and Romeo and Juliet. Since it’s well known that I despise that story, that puts this on unstable ground ****SPOILER****especially once you start reading Storm and realize that Emily dies somewhere in between the two stories…which really upsets me.****END SPOILER**** Even knowing what’s to come, I can’t help but love this short tale because it hooked me and make me want to read Storm.