Elemental (Elemental, #0.5) - Brigid Kemmerer

Elemental. Back to where it all started. I picked it up as a kindle freebie way back before I ever read it. I then saw people reviewing Storm and Spark favorably. Later I was traveling and while in the airport I read this short and by the end I was already buying Storm, and then Fearless and Spark shortly after. I have to say (and this is a spoiler for Storm as well)

I'm still not convinced Emily is dead. I keep hoping that she survived and made it to New York and Michael has been keeping her secret or maybe he doesn't know but she'll show up later.

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