Title: Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers #1)
Author: Christie Anderson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Pages: 370 pages
Source: Blog Tour
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
Deep Blue Secret was about a girl who thought she had everything that she could want, until she found out that she wasn’t “normal”. The story follows her shortly after she found about about Rayne, the boy who constantly saves her. I thought this book was cute and had some interesting elements, but it definitely did not wow me.
The plot was very unique and was not anything I had read before. The beginning was quite slow and didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Eventually the pace did pick up and it was fund to read. A lot of what the author finally revealed was a given from the beginning, although there was one element of surprise that I didn’t see coming. The elements of romance were nice. There seems to be a push and pull with the romance as Sadie struggles with her feelings for Rayne.
The novel is not about the usual dragon, hobbit, or vampire that a lot of books are about today. It discusses agents called Water Keepers who are individuals who are sent on a mission to heal others who need it. I think it was interesting how Christie Anderson brought up the topic of Water Keepers within the story and what it is that they do. There seem to be elements of religion wrapped within the story- the Water Keepers almost acting like priests with Holy Water (obviously Holy Water doesn’t work quite the same way, but you get my drift!)
I’m not sure yet if I will read the next two books or not. I think people will like this book and it is an easy read.