Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers #1)
Published (first published July 29th 2011)
ISBN 1463768591 (ISBN13: 9781463768591)
series The Water Keepers #1
California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn't get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won't even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie's unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day...why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.
My Deep Blue Secret Review
Wow, this book was pretty darn good. WoW is a word I would use for sure.
I never read a book like this before. With the Water Keepers and Healing Waters, which is a new concept for me, and I loved it. At the end of this book I am still a little in the dark on what exactly a Water Keeper is, I mean I know what they do, but are they even human? Or even from here? Not sure. Seems there must be another world they are from, but again, not sure. I am sure book 2 will tell more.
Sadie was a good character, she did at times get on my nerves, but as the ending came I was able to understand why she was that way at times, it was not her fault.
Rayne I absolutely adored, what a great guy, and hot too. Lol. He was so good to Sadie and was there for her. There bond is strong, and I was hating she was fighting it so hard.
Here is a part showing the strong feelings
There was a long, heavy pause. I waited breathlessly for his response. His glowing eyes met mine and their radiance hypnotized me. I could see nothing else.I felt it again, the unexplainable connection between us. Time slowed. I inched towards him, wishing for his lips on mine. His hand lifted gently to my waist, sending a thrill through me in every direction. Never before had I felt the desire to kiss someone so fervently, the divine first kiss I’d always dreamed of.
I really loved how we have alternating point of views in this book, from Sadie, to Rayne, even Ash and Voss some of the time.
I won’t say anything to spoil the story, but want to say, the last part sure had me on the edge of my seat, and I loved the ending. I was glad at least one answer was addressed and I was glad I was right in that one, I guessed it right, lol. Not telling you what that question is, curious if everyone guesses it correct.
I really loved the sweet relationship Sadie has with her mom, and I think more YA books need that, it seems so many of them alienate the parents, and I think that is wrong. Sadie’s mom is a great person, who is so good, and caring. I was sad to hear her story and the pain she went through.
I highly recommend this book to the young and old. There are great underlying messages in this too. It’s written very well too. I can’t wait to dig into book 2 Rogue Wave.
5 out of 5 stars for me.
I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
Rogue Wave (The Water Keepers #2)
Published June 1st 2012 by Christie Anderson
series The Water Keepers #2
After five months of blissful pretending, Sadie and Rayne are practically the couple of the year. At least, according to Sadie's friends at school they are. But she knows the truth. Their feelings are just an illusion. Now, with graduation and college right around the corner, Sadie realizes she can't put off the inevitable any longer. She has to make a choice. Take the easy way out and run away from her problems, as usual, or move forward with courage and discover her own destiny. But when Ash Hastings, the son of the black-eyed man who almost drove Sadie to her death last November and Rayne's supposed best friend, makes an unnerving appearance in Sadie's life again, the path to her future takes an unexpected turn. And this time, Sadie's life isn’t the only one in danger.
My Rogue Wave Review
I can say I really, really, really loved this book. I did like the first one Deep Blue Secret a lot, but this one just takes off from there and becomes absolutely amazing. I just love Rayne so much. Can I have one? He is perfect.
This book stayed with me so much, I kept dreaming about it, and thinking about it, and had a book hangover. I didn’t even want to pick up another book, but I had to, as I have more review books to read, all ones I want to read, but that just tells you how much I was already missing this story. This is not just another paranormal romance, its way more than that. It is very unique, not vamps or werewolves, or shifters, not witches or any other creature you can think of, its completely unique, and I found that refreshing. I loved it.
I loved seeing how much Sadie grew in this book. I always liked her, but grew to really like her more, and really care what happens to her, and to Rayne.
I loved the way this book was written, each chapter would be a point of view from one of 3 characters, I think it was only 3, Rayne (which was great getting inside his head) Sadie, and even Ash. I found Ash to be a broken guy, he really does these things out of his own pain, and from the mistreatment of him from Voss as he was growing up. We get to find out more about that too.
I am going to try to keep this spoiler free, but can say, if you have not read book one, it may give away some things, but doubt it’s enough to spoil anything.
I liked how in this book many questions are answered that we get from book one. We learn more about where Rayne is from, and about Sadie’s father. I liked the twists and turns and the on the edge of your seat feeling that this book brought.
I can’t stress enough how awesome it is. This story will touch many types of people. If you don’t normally read paranormal books, I think you should still try this one (and Deep Blue Secret is free at Amazon anyway, no risk) as its not like you think. In some ways you can think this more of an almost sci-fi/mystery type book, with romance. I don’t know. It’s just unique.
I am not going to give a summary or anything, the blurb does that well. I want to say that the book is very well written and a joy to read.
I highly recommend this series, and give it 5 stars out of 5, more if I could, lol.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.
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About the Author:
CHRISTIE ANDERSON grew up in Southern California and goes back to visit every year. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and recently moved to Colorado with her husband. Visit her Web site at www.christieanderson.org
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