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Spirit (Elemental) Paperback – May 28, 2013
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An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Hardcover | Kindle book
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****WARNING: This review will contain major spoilers, nasty language, and general ranty-ness. Proceed with caution****
I've made no secret of the fact that Hunter isn't my favorite character in this series. I initially liked him in the first novel, but the further I got the less I liked him. It's obvious that the Merrick brothers want to help him, as does Becca, but he just can't let his guard down to trust them and it's freaking infuriating. So I started this warily because I knew a book through his perspective would change my opinion of him and I wasn't sure I wanted it to change. Well, I was right, it changed. Poor Hunter just can't win no matter how hard he tries. He's own grandfather believes the worst of him and actually hits him several times. Seriously, dude, really? Beating up your own grandson? To make matters worse, his mother watches the whole interaction and doesn't lift a finger to help Hunter. She just freaking watches as Hunter gets his butt handed to him. The further I got, the more I just wanted to help him. At one point he is sleeping in his Jeep, seriously contemplating theft as a means to keep feeding himself and Casper, his dog.Read more ›
I have waited almost a YEAR for this book and I'm telling you that this book is worth the wait!
Now let me just state that if you haven't started this series you should because this series is great fun and is different. Even though I didn't like Book #2 in the series as much as Book #1 I was still dying to get my hands on this book and I think that shows how great this series is!
This book is told from the point of view of Hunter and Kate. If you remember what happened in book #2 then you might have mixed feelings towards Hunter and Kate is introduced to us in this book.
The story picks up where it was left off and what a story it is! It's filled with twists and turns and manages to keep you hooked till the end. Brigid Kemmerer doesn't disappoint and leaves you begging for more without the help of the handy cliffhanger.
Hunter is a very complex character. I have very mixed feelings towards him. Throughout this novel I wasn't sure if I loved him/hated him/felt sorry for him or wanted to hit him.
I think it's safe to say that I'm not a huge fan of Hunter but I did feel for him and connected with him despite my mixed feelings towards him.He's been through a lot plus he lacked parental guidance throughout his teenage years so I it was simple to empathize and sympathize with him even when he made stupid decisions.
Kate was a character that helped us to understand the elemental world better. She gave insight into the whole system in a unique way. I love the fact that Brigid's female characters are always so strong mentally and Kate is strong both mentally and physically.Read more ›
Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer
Book Three of the Elemental series
Publisher: K Teen
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Bought a paperback copy
Summary (from Goodreads):
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…
What I Liked:
Shame on me for not reading this book sooner. Shame on me. I've had an ARC of this book since like, early winter 2013 (March ish?), and then I bought a copy (and had it signed, yay) at the Baltimore Book Festival, when I met Brigid Kemmerer and Jennifer L. Armentrout and Diana Peterfreund, and a few other Young Adult (and some adult) authors. Why did I wait so long to read this book?!
Well, no matter. I finally read it, and LOVED it. I couldn't have a brand-new, freshly signed book not get read eventually. And, I have Secret for review. Though these books can be read as standalones, I hate reading books out of order, or skipping books in series. So, I read Spirit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So Hunter is still dumb. I don't understand his mind. I don't get it. I was hoping that maybe he would redeem himself in the book from his point of view but he didn't. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Whimsey
Kemmerer continues to amaze. While I wasn't sure I'd like a book from a POV other than the 4 brothers, Hunter's story was fantastic and (at times) heart breaking.Published 2 months ago by Sam Adams
I can't believe I'm saying this considering how much I have enjoyed the previous books, but I think this may end up being a DNF for me. Read morePublished 10 months ago by D.A Clark
I have to be honest, I was a little disappointed in this edition to the series. Mainly though I feel that was due to it being Hunter’s story and not one of the brothers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Angela@ReadingCave
I really like this series. Although, I do have to say this one wasn't my favorite. I felt that Hunter cried way too much, he didn't handle things well. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Britt
Hunter Garrity is a character in the Elemental series that I’ve always had mixed feelings for, so I started Spirit with a hint of trepidation. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
I often have trouble with a long series, it usually tends to sag a little in the middle. It get dull, restorative, and starts to read just like the previous books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jenn