Wednesday 15 May 2013

A Novella Review -- Breathless by Brigid Kemerrer


Title: Breathless
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental (2.5)
Publisher:Kensington Teen
Release Date: April 30 2013
Date Read: March 2013
Rating: ★★★★☆

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 going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—-the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.

The novella is actually more like a teaser for Nick's full novel than a separate story in itself. The Breathless galley is only 53 pages but it is 53 pages of pure bliss. It focuses on Nick and Quinn's perspective as they struggle with their insecurities and find a place to belong where they can feel comfortable to just be themselves. Nick has always been my favourite brother. He's smart, steadfast and reliable. Nick usually has everything under control but he can't keep hold of everything. The problems and challenges the novella proposes gives a great indication that there will be a massive character development coming for Nick. His full novel will be fantastic. You cannot even possibly fully comprehend the excitement and desire I have for Nick's book. 2014 is awfully far away.

An ARC was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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