Storm is the first serial I've read and I must say that its brevity and abrupt ending make it quite hard to be patient for Part II. Walters creates a magical world quite different (and less unique) from her YA Norse series but equally vivid; the iconic and descriptive way she portrays her old fashioned pirates really gave me clear visuals of them and their island. I gave it fewer stars, though, because I found the characters a little too frustrating to be pulled into the story. The leading lady, Lexi, is an abnormally responsible teenager who takes her responsibilities to heart, but throughout the story her dedication to them, her maturity, and her fierce independence waver inconsistently. She seems to let the mysterious and inhuman Storm, her self-proclaimed "mate", kidnap her with little to no resistance, making their relationship too disconcertingly Stockholm-like for me to approve of. On the other hand, being a New Adult story, you'll enjoy the romance in this one if you like the steam E.B. Walters heats her adult books with. Fans of romance, fantasy worlds, pirates, and magic should grab this quick read, and prepare for the wait for the continuation of the story...
I simply LOVED this story, from start to finish I was hooked! The storyline is so creative and addictive and the characters are unique and amazing. I was completely riveted throughout, it killed me to put the book down so I could sleep. Storm is just so dreamy and sexy as all hell. I just adored Lexi, she's witty and has got a strong backbone, I loved her exchanges with Storm, I think he did too lol. I loved every minute of this story and I'm going to be sitting on the edge of my seat till I get to read part two. Ednah Walters is a brilliant storyteller. <3
I just finished this amazing book!! Did I say it was AMAZING!! It has you captivated from the beginning until the end. I love the creativity of this new world for author Ednah Walters. It is magical. I haven’t really read pirate stories and I thoroughly loved this one. Storm, the captain is sexy, demanding, and protective. Lexi is heartwarming, protective of her brother and charge, Sienna and doesn’t hold back. Lexi is also strong and witty and will do anything to get back to her brother. The chemistry between Lexi and Storm is well written and the characters in Storm’s world are captivating. As a reader you feel you are experiencing Lexi’s adventure with her. There are a number of questions and guesses I have for the future books and I look forward to see if my guesses are correct. The cliffhanger at the end was at perfect place. Of course I am dying for more and hope book two comes out soon. Well done on another incredible series, Ednah Walters. This is becoming my new favorite series.