The Nanny Reviews: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

spiritTitle: Spirit

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Source: Galley from NetGalley/Kensington Books

Edition: eGalley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Kensington Books

Published Date: May 28th, 3013

My Rating: 3parachutes


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…


Date Read: May 13-14, 2014

*I received a copy of this book for review. This in no way affected my opinion or influenced my review*

I threw a exclamation party when I finally finished Spirit on Goodreads. Probably the most exclamations I’d used in a status update to-date. Spirit had to be my least favorite of all the books in this series so far. And it was entirely because Hunter’s POV was so infuriating. I am so glad there will not be anymore from his POV.

Wow that was harsh. Especially since there were some great lines in this book. (See next line below.)

“Really? So Chris turning the water ice-cold while I was in the shower was friendly?” … “Gabriel paid him twenty bucks to do that.”

The relationship building between Hunter and Kate and Hunter and the Merrick brothers was top-tier as is always the case for Mrs. Kemmerer. This author really knows how to write friendships.

The book’s plot and pacing were also really fair. There was a great balance between action and story development, in addition to the building of the overall story arc. I’m really pumped to hear more about this war and see how it all comes together in the end.

This may not have been my favorite so far, but I do think this book had to happen. Hunter’s perspective and personal history tie into more than one part of this story and that makes Spirit integral to the series overall.

I would recommend this book to fans of the Elemental series.

Challenges: Review Pile, NetGalley / Edelweiss, 2014 TBR 


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