Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson
Paperback, 370 pages
Published July 29th 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Water Keepers #1
Source: ecopy for review
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 is the first book in the water keepers series, and I believe that the second book is already out as well so people that don’t like waiting between books, never fear! You can continue right on with the series. I liked Deep Blue Secret. It was a different kind of paranormal for me. While there is a bad guy “villain” in this story, the premise still seemed somehow lighter than most other paranormals that I have read. And I liked that. The water keepers are all about healing and helping. While we don’t learn a ton about the specifics of them in this first installment, we do get to know the characters in the story pretty well.
Sadie is a unique girl. She has a strange birthmark that changes colors, and then this new guy shows up out of no where. That’s when her life starts to really get interesting. I loved seeing Rayne and Sadie together. Rayne was just so sweet. He was always there for Sadie, always looking out for her and protecting her. There is a bit of a twist when it comes to why that is, and even though I managed to guess what it was, I still really like it and I think it is going to be interesting in the books to come. And Sadie herself is a nice, good girl. It is so nice to see someone so nice and normal. I love my jaded heroines with trust issues galore sometimes, but it is also nice to once in a while see a happy, well adjusted teenage with a great mom who is just living her life. I think that’s why I felt like this book was a little lighter than most other paranormal’s I have been reading lately.
My favorite part of the story was the developing romance between Sadie and Rayne, and getting a glimpse into Rayne’s world. I loved learning about the farm that his family has. The only thing I thought Deep Blue Secret was missing was a little bit more back story on the water keepers themselves. I feel like I still have so many more questions about what is going on with them and with Voss, but I think that will all be explained in the next book. Overall, Deep Blue Secret set up an interesting plot that I am intrigued enough with to want to continue on with the story. I love Sadie and Rayne and I can’t wait to see if a real romance will blossom between the two of them. I really hope so!
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