Fearless (Elemental, #1.5) Series: Elemental #1.5
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by K Teen (Kensington) on July 31st 2012
Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe.
Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right.
Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.
Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him.
But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . .
"Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked
Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series
"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke
"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity
Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family.
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Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories, Romance, General, Paranormal
Also in this series: Storm (Elemental, #1), Spark (Elemental, #2), Elemental
Also by this author: Storm (Elemental, #1), Spark (Elemental, #2), Elemental
This short novella gives us a glimpse into Hunter’s backstory and we get to see some of why he is the way he is when he first appears on the scene. We meet Clare, a girl from Hunter’s past, and Hunter’s dad and his Uncle Jay. We get a look at some of the “lessons” they were trying to teach him and what led up to what happened to them before the start of the main books of the series to cause Hunter to be the way that he is.
It explains some things, but leaves some others very wide open and unexplained and unanswered. While part of me feels sympathetic to Hunter’s situation, part of me also feels a bit cynical and jaded to it.
A quote that stood out to me:
It would figure that the first time a girl wanted to talk to him, he’d knock her flat.
I just didn’t picture Hunter as that awkward with girls.
We get a bit of understanding about why Hunter always seems to be armed, and why he acts the way he does and keeps everyone at arms length, but I feel like I am left with more questions after reading it, and I am going to have to keep reading to find out what else is going on here.
If you haven’t read any of this series yet, you definitely should. There is something unique about it and the author does a great job of painting the picture. I can’t wait to read more.