My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Spirit is releasing later this month and I just can't say enough good things about this series. I love how the dialogue and the guys' thought processes are SO your average teenage guy! They say the craziest shit to each other and fight like all the siblings Ive known. It's hilarious and so realistic feeling that the guys seem completely real to me. And that's the best feeling from a book, because it makes the series an addiction to know what happens next.
Overall the series is about brothers with elemental powers that make them a force feared by many. But Spirit is Hunter's story, and Hunter is a spirit user and not one of the Merrick brothers. Instead he's a "fifth" with a tenuous relationship with the Merricks because he suspects his dad and uncle probably died because of them. However, Hunter's life is kind of in a tailspin and he's left having to decide whether he can possibly trust the brothers. After all, it wasn't too long ago that he and Gabriel Merrick were teaming up to fight some deadly fires.
Then there's the new girl Kate. She's like a splash of cool water and connects with Hunter like no one else has done in a very long time. But she's got some secrets of her own and Hunter's left trying to figure out who he can really lean on when he needs a friend. I love this series and recommend it for anyone looking for a fun YA read.
This book was a review copy via Netgalley.