“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.” –excerpt from Goodreads.com
Like the novel featured in my last review, Flight of Life by E.L. Todd, I must also commend Christie Anderson for the innovation and ingenuity used in the creation and writing of Deep Blue Secret and the other two books in the The Water Keepers series. As a reader of many fantasy novels, I can honestly say that I have never read something with similar ideas. Personally, I really enjoyed Sadie as a character. While not only kind, beautiful, and intelligent, Sadie also has moments of brokenness that make her relatable. I only have one word to describe Rayne, DREAMY. Please don’t be expecting an action-packed plot. This is your typical romance “we-fell-in-love-immediately-but-can’t-be-together” type of book, but unlike most mushy lovey-dovey writing, Rayne and Sadie’s love affair didn’t make me gag and sprint for the nearest toilet. The amount of depth in their relationship genuinely touched me. Deep Blue Secret stood out to me for its expertly crafted characters, engaging dialogue and internal monologues, and inventive writing.
I would recommend Deep Blue Secret and the other books in The Water Keepers series to anyone looking for books that truly make you happy to read.
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