Author: Brigid Kemmerer

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) Danielle Hammelef was the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway, and she chose to make me read More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer. I’d received an ARC of this book at an event I went to at Anderson’s Bookshop a few years ago, and I have no idea […]

Posted April 9, 2020 in Dual Reviews, Reviews / 21 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, The Simple Art of Flying, and The Language Inside

Bite-Sized Reviews of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, The Simple Art of Flying, and The Language Inside

I’ve got three reviews for you today: a YA fantasy retelling, a MG contemporary(ish), and a YA novel in verse. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book! So much perfection! Lately I’ve honestly been slogging through a lot of my reading. I’ve been tired and unmotivated and most of the books I’ve read have felt really long. I don’t think it’s been the books’ fault—it’s just the state of mind […]

Posted February 15, 2019 in Reviews / 32 Comments
Letters to the Lost Review (AKA My Admiration for Brigid Kemmerer)

Letters to the Lost Review (AKA My Admiration for Brigid Kemmerer)

I have read every single one of Brigid Kemmerer’s books, and I have not been disappointed yet. When I first read the description of this one, I was a little surprised to see that it’s a straight-up contemporary (considering that her Elementals Series is paranormal and she wrote so many of those).  But as I read, I started to realize that I was falling in love with it for the same reasons that I fell […]

Posted April 24, 2017 in Reviews / 26 Comments
Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – Review

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – Review

This book could almost be a YA contemporary romance and mystery, but there are hints of paranormal that become much more than hints toward the end of the book. If you enjoy both contemporary and paranormal, this book is for you! I’m not going to spend time recapping the book because I don’t want to say much more than the synopsis says, so I’ll just jump straight into my review. What I enjoyed: The mystery. I […]

Posted December 30, 2015 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Top Ten Things I Loved About RT 2015

Top Ten Things I Loved About RT 2015

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, so I decided I’d combine it with my update on RT 2015! Top Ten Things I Loved About RT 2015 (Clockwise, from left to right – Colleen Hoover, Sara Raasch, IW Gregorio, Brigid Kemmerer, Kimberly Derting, Liz Czukas  – AKA Ellie Cahill, Jennifer Lynn Armentrout, Ann Aguirre) Okay, I know I’ve been silent on the blog a lot this past week, but RT was WAY more intense and all-consuming than I expected. […]

Posted May 19, 2015 in Book Events, RT, Top Ten Tuesday / 33 Comments
Review & Giveaway – Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Review & Giveaway – Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

***While this review is for book #5 in the series, there are no major spoilers for any of the books in this review.  Check out my reviews for the other books: Storm, Spark, Spirit, Breathless, Secret*** Sacrifice is the final (maybe?) installment in the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. This is one of my favorite YA series, so the ending is sort of bittersweet for me. While I was really looking forward to seeing how […]

Posted October 8, 2014 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 22 Comments
ARC Review – Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer

ARC Review – Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Secret Series: Elemental #4 Author: Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: January 28, 2014 Pages: 352, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.23 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual content, homosexuality, abuse) Summary from Goodreads: Nowhere is safe. Not even home… Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point. Keep his grades sky-high or he’ll never escape his hometown. Keep his brother’s business going or the Merricks will be out on the street. Keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from […]

Posted December 17, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini-Review – Breathless (Elemental #3.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

Mini-Review – Breathless (Elemental #3.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Breathless Series: Elemental #3.5 Author: Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: April 30, 2013 Pages: 65, eBook Goodreads Rating: 4.05 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual situations, homosexuality) Summary from Goodreads: Too many secrets. Not enough time. Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic. But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive. His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is […]

Posted December 16, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review – Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

Review – Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Spirit Series: Elemental #3 Author: Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: May 28, 2013 Pages: 301, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.11 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Some violence and sexual content) 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 […]

Posted December 14, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Spark (Elemental #2)  by Brigid Kemmerer

Review: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Spark Series: Elemental (Book #2) Author: Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: 201 Pages: 345, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.29 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG-13? (Not much more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: 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. […]

Posted August 18, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments