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A thrilling and tempestuous novel of love and danger from the author of KOOK.Every storm breaks in the end…Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together, inseparable. That is, until Hannah gets an opportunity that will take her away, where Jake could never afford to follow.Then the storm comes, bringing with it an exA thrilling and tempestuous novel of love and danger from the author of KOOK.Every storm breaks in the end…Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together, inseparable. That is, until Hannah gets an opportunity that will take her away, where Jake could never afford to follow.Then the storm comes, bringing with it an extraordinary discovery, something that could turn Jake’s life around. But the gifts of the sea can be cursed, and the great wave that is forming may break Jake and Hannah’s world – and their hearts…...

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ISBN : 9780008215330
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Storms Reviews

  • Amy
    2018-12-31 10:38

    If you've ever been interested in marine biology, this might be the book for you.If you're looking for a solid YA romance, though, you might find it lacking.Jake and Hannah meet in one of those kismet situations, and, for him, it's love at first sight. he's the kind of guy who would drop everything to be with the woman he loves. Hannah, though, has a bit more drive. She wants to be a marine biologist, and nothing will deter her from her goals.These two don't have much in common. That wouldn't be a problem if they did at least meet on some sort of fundamental ground, but I never felt like that happened. I spent most of this book thinking, "What does she see in him? Why is he so hot to be with her?"Jake makes some dumb decisions as far as Hannah is concerned. She, though, is more about Goals, so her decisions regarding him are more practical. I liked her, I liked him, but I didn't like them enough. This is one of those books where I kept reading because I wanted to connect with the story or characters, but I rarely did. The big plot twist wasn't all that twisty to me. Or maybe I didn't care enough.I am giving it three stars, though, because I kept reading. I liked Jake enough that I wanted to see if he could sort himself out, and I wanted to find out what happened between him and Hannah. I was just let wanting more when it was over.

  • Lucyvansmit
    2019-01-07 07:27

    An absorbing, thrilling, edge of your seat love story of two teenagers from different sides of the tracks, posh, swotty, honourable Hannah and surfer Jake who fall for each other and against a backdrop of saving whales stranded on a beach, and who get drawn out of the depth into murky world of drugs and the repercussions when we make bad choices for a quick fix, beautiful writing of the sea by the talented writer Chris Vick - if you haven't read his first book KOOK give yourself a big treat and pack it as your summer read. Hands up, I know Chris personally from studying an MA in creative writing and was very nervous reading his second novel, in case it wasn't as brilliant as Kook. Storms is very different ride, and just as wonderful, cleverly plotted and the thrills build and build and I couldn't stop reading this today. Boys who read novels will love it as much as the girls who devour books. A YA Tim Winton, Love, Sea, Dilemmas, Moral choices, thrills and more. Brill

  • Donna
    2019-01-18 09:43

    Interesting story about romance, lies, and trusting someone you care about. Hannah comes from money, Jake does not. Hannah has plans for her future, Jake surfs all day and works in a pub at night, content with life. That is, until he meets Hannah. Money and drugs enter the picture and cause all sorts of problems. There are also whales that need to be rescued.There is adventure, danger, and plenty of lies in this fast-paced story. Hannah and Jake are a couple you want to root for, but aren't sure if it will work until the end.

  • Madelon
    2019-01-12 08:50

    Wederom een bijzonder boek van Chris Vick. Helaas was het niet zo'n tranentrekker als zijn eerste boek, Surf!, maar dit boek was absoluut weer goed! Spannend en met een leerzame kijk op het leven!Een uitgebreide recensie volgt binnenkort op www.thebookdiaries.nl.

  • Caroline Fosse
    2019-01-08 09:27

    I can’t even bring myself to write a blurb for this book, it’s just the usual YA love story told from two point of views where a boy meets a girl, they fall in love instantly, something happens and one of them is acting really secretive, they feel heartbroken even though there’s no chemistry between them to begin with, I’m just gonna copy and paste the blurb and move on.«Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together, inseparable. That is, until Hannah gets an opportunity that will take her away, where Jake could never afford to follow.Then the storm comes, bringing with it an extraordinary discovery, something that could Jake’s life around. But the gifts from the sea can be cursed, and the great wave that is forming may break Jake and Hannah’s world - and their hearts…» Let me get this right, first Hannah and Jake meet, then they spend a night together after drinking too much tequila, then after calling herself a «hussy» the next day, she meets him at the beach where he is surfing and suddenly falls for him. I am very confused as in how it’s possible to fall in love in a couple of days, and then become inseparable.Let’s talk about the characters, beginning with Hannah. It was nice to read about a smart female protagonist interested in marine life, other than that, I didn’t think she was that interesting as a character. I did admire her for following her dreams, letting nothing stop her from reaching her goals and that she wanted to be a marine biologist.The only thing the male protagonist, Jake, was doing was surfing. For him, it was love at first sight as he saw Hannah for the first time. However, every single time Hannah called him or needed him, he was out surfing. He was just a handsome surfer summer fling, without that much of a personality. He continuously made stupid decisions ((view spoiler)[Like when she told him he shouldn’t follow her around because she would be busy working and following her dreams, yet he proceeds to sell drugs in order to afford his trip to Hawaii, helping Hannah etc, resulting to him getting shot. (hide spoiler)]), leaving everything behind for Hannah.They didn’t know that much about each other, there wasn’t any chemistry between them, they didn’t have much in common, and Jake’s plan to get money was just lazy in my opinion. It was very predictable, I didn’t care for them enough to bother when things happened between them. Also, the scene where Hannah gets interviewed and Jake interrupts and kisses her on the cheek made me roll my eyes. I get that he’s supposed to be «saving» her, but I just found that to be very cringeworthy. I just couldn’t take them seriously as a couple.«Jake is a part of who I am, and I need him just like I need to see the sea everyday. It’s not about wether it’s right or wrong, it’s about belonging» I don’t think their love is believable, they talk about loving each other and not being able to leave one another, yet they have no chemistry and act stupid throughout the book. Jake ends up in trouble because he wants to help, then he just causes more trouble and stress on the others. I get that he’s trying to help, but everyone can see that the choice he made wasn’t a good choice.

  • Jai
    2019-01-15 09:46

    I didn't get very far into this book before I decided to throw in the towel. This happened at the 25% mark. I chose to stop reading after that. But first, I'll tell you what I liked about this novel.I enjoyed reading about the female protagonist Hannah and her interest in marine life. She seemed like an intelligent young woman and spouted lots of interesting facts, which I found fascinating. Who doesn't like to learn a thing or two while reading a book?The male protagonist, Jake, seemed likable enough, a bit of a bland character, but likeable. At first. He didn't appear to have much drive or ambition, unlike Hannah, which made me wonder what she saw in him, other than a hot surfer dude and a potential summer fling. Fine, I thought. I can deal with that. She'll have a little fun and then leave for her exciting employment opportunity studying marine life.But my interest in their characters and relationship soon petered out. They didn't have much chemistry. I just didn't feel it. So when Jake decides that all he wants is to be with Hannah, and join her on her working trip to Hawaii, I didn't buy it. Also, didn't she tell him she'd be busy working most of the time? Let the poor girl follow her dreams!When Jake's "big discovery" was revealed and his decision to use it to fund a trip to Hawaii to stay close to his new girlfriend, I rolled my eyes and pulled the plug on this adventure. It seemed a pretty stupid and lazy way to fund his trip, and I couldn't get behind his plan.Jake hardly knew Hannah, so why did he need to disrupt her amazing opportunity and insist on coming along, even though she'd made it clear that she would be busy? Blah!

  • Adrienne Amborski
    2018-12-29 15:37

    Older teens

  • Kirsty
    2018-12-22 08:41

    I get to a certain point in the year when I start to crave books about surfing and/ or Cornwall and this book nicely filled that craving. I read Chris Vick's Kook last year and it left me very excited for this as soon as I heard it was about to be published.Storms is the story of Jake and Hannah. I loved them as a couple and found myself rooting for them from the outset especially as they face so many obstacles in their relationship particularly around money as Hannah comes from a wealthy family and Jake's is struggling to get by financially.The book also focuses on a group of whales who end up beached locally as Hannah finds herself involved and desperate to help them. I found this aspect of the story particularly fascinating because I'd not really thought much about anyone would go about helping beached whales out.A really interesting read that I really enjoyed.

  • Megan-Jo
    2018-12-23 12:54

    I'm not normally someone to rate books bad. I just found that this book was a little all over the place. I'm not really sure what it was about it I'm honest.The book is set out with alternating chapters being someone else's point of view. I don't feel like the characters stories really overlapped untill the last few chapters. It was more of Jakes story and Hannah's story. The two didn't really come together. The book was set out to be all about this great romance between Hannah and Jake, however, I just did not feel it. As mentioned, the two characters don't really overlap and I just didn't feel any chemistry between them.I did like how this book promoted whale and dolphin friendly and did enjoy getting abit of an insight into the dangers of netting in the oceans.I feel like I only read this book to say I had read it and to add to my figure count. I probably wouldn't recommend this to others.

  • Deborah
    2018-12-22 15:31

    It's not that this was done poorly, I just didn't like it. I didn't like the setting. It was unique but I didn't think it worked. I didn't like the characters; the constantly made stupid decisions. I really didn't like the plot. (view spoiler)[The whole drug dealing plot,Which really took over the book was completely idiotic and made each character look worse (hide spoiler)].This just wasn't a book for me and I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Liz Sergent
    2019-01-05 13:31

    This is a YA book about Jake and Hannah. Jake loves surfing and Hannah loves whales. its easy, quick reading but nothing too exciting.

  • Isabella Schmid
    2019-01-01 08:42

    3.5 stars

  • Michelle
    2019-01-18 08:27

    ok read. Full review to come.

  • Book
    2019-01-09 12:51

    This book lost me when Jake decided to sell drugs to raise money. There are really only two ways that can go--really bad or unrealistically lucky--and neither of those interested me much. I'm sure there will be lots of people who like this, so ymmv.

  • Sabina
    2018-12-27 14:40

    I must admit it was difficult not to compare 'Storms' to Chris Vick's previous novel 'Kook'. 'Kook' set great expectations for the new novel, and 'Storms' left me a little bit disappointed. This disappointment is called Hannah - for me she didn't sound like a real human. I get that she was from a rich family, but she was either naive or really dumb. I get that people get overwhelmed when emotions play main part but how could she expect a poor guy to give her lots of money, when his family was struggling with basic needs? Or how she wanted to save the whale first, when Jake was unconscious slowly dying? The female character in 'Kook' - Jade was a tomboy, surf crazy person being a bit on the wild side. Here, it's even hard to say what sort of person Hannah is.