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Brigid Kemmerer - Author

About the Author

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Letters to the Lost, More Than We Can Tell, and the YALSA-nominated Elementals series and the paranormal mystery, Thicker Than Water. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, with several stops in between. Brigid is now settled near Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and children.  

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A Heart So Fierce and Broken

A Heart So Fierce and Broken

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Find the heir, win the crown. Win the crown, save the kingdom. Harper has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well; rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that `Princess' Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. Grey has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose by force, Grey's allegiances begin to shift. And as he grows closer to an enemy princess, he is forced to decide whether he will stand against Rhen for the crown he never wanted ...

Call It What You Want

Call It What You Want

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

From the author of the Zoella Book Club-pick Letters to the Lost comes another emotionally complex, romantic story about two teens struggling to unpick the grey area between right and wrong, perfect for fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven Rob had it all - friends, a near-guaranteed lacrosse scholarship to college and an amazing family - but all that changed when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town. Now he's a social pariah. Maegan always does the right thing. But when her sister comes home from college pregnant, she's caught between telling their parents the truth about the father and keeping her sister's trust. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a project, they form an unexpectedly deep connection. But Rob's plan to fix his father's damage could ruin more than their new friendship ...

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2019

'Everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale' JODI PICOULT 'Absolutely spellbinding' STEPHANIE GARBER Fall in love, break the curse. Break the curse, save the kingdom. Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper's life has never been easy, but she's learned to be tough enough to survive. She won't let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother's deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen's world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll ... and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.

More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Swoon-inducing' IRISH TIMES This is a story about learning to be fearless and set your secrets free. An intense and gripping novel that will speak to fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven. Rev works hard to keep the demons of the time before his adoption at bay ... until a letter from his father after his 18th birthday brings the trauma of his childhood hurtling back. Emma escapes real life by perfecting the online game she built from scratch. Coding is way easier than facing her parents' nasty relationship or the growing distance with her best friend ... But when an online troll's harassment starts to escalate, she fears for her safety. When Rev and Emma meet, they're buckling under the weight of their secrets. Though both of them find it hard to put their problems into words, they connect instantly and deeply. Rev and Emma's problems might be worlds apart, but they promise to help each other no matter what. But promises are made to be tested and some things hurt more than we can tell.

Letters to the Lost

Letters to the Lost

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. Read along with Zoella! Chosen by Chris Russell as part of the new Zoella Book Club for WHSmith

Spirit

Spirit

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

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...

Breathless

Breathless

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2015

TOO MANY SECRETS, NOT ENOUGH TIMENick 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 from fast to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn's friend Adam, a dancer, is throwing Nick off-balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he'd rather keep hidden.He can feel it - the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is tarting to find out that sometimes there's you can do to keep the peace.

Spark

Spark

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2014

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own...

Storm

Storm

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Secrets are hard to keep when your life's at stake. Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys; all the ones she doesn't want. When she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot, everything is about to change. Chris is different from the guys at school... really different. He can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. The brothers are powerful and dangerous. And now that Becca knows the truth, so is she. When the mysterious new kid, Hunter, turns up, Becca thinks she can trust him. But when he goes head-to-head with Chris, Becca's left wondering who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

Elemental

Elemental

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2014

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn't have much power. That's okay - she knows what happens to kids who do have power.Like Michael Merrick. He's an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off-limits. At least according to Emily's family.But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily's family doesn't just want her to stay away from him. They want him dead.

Fearless

Fearless

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2014

Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right.Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him.But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face.

Spirit

Spirit

Author: Brigid Kemmerer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2013

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