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Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Review: Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson


The Water Keepers #1
Author: Christie Anderson
Publication Date: July 29, 2011
Publisher: Self Published

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.
Disclaimer: Even though this was a review request, the book was free on Amazon (it still is?)

     Well, Deep Blue Secret isn't a page-turner, thriller and action/adventure fans, but it has this thing where it keeps you reading. It's slow paced, yet good pace that it doesn't let the reader down but builds up and becomes more interesting – sort of – the further you read in the book.
     It is, however, not too impressive on my radar. Probably memorable though.
     Goodreads, take out Mermaids being a shelf ASAP. This is not about mermaids, so quit trolling potential readers.
     Sadie, you are a DAMSEL in distress. Literally. Up and down with the mood swings, I kind of thought you were bipolar for awhile. Of course, you're still a damsel in distress. And you seem really happy and not having a care in the world. It's time to pull out the excited, happy girl from The Photo Traveler's review folks.
     Rayne, you seem too perfect. Quit being the white knight on a silky sleek horse and let Sadie be the heroine once in awhile instead of saving her 24/7. And yes, I am WELL aware that you have good reason to be overly protective.
     Sadie's mom, you're too happy, but you're perfect. Adopt me? You seem like a really cool mom to have. And I would love to have a bear shaped pancake. x)
     Heather, you're almost perfect. I might be squirming with how the likes and totallys seem out of place though, but you're an awesome friend.
     Voss, you are a typical villain in terms of looks. Too creepy. You put Voldemort and his famous "nose" to shame. Of course, that won't matter much since you're quite clever in your schemes. And reading the excerpt for book 2, I'm curious as to what you are up to next. Mind giving me a hint? I promise I won't tell anyone else. ;)
     Good transitions, but if you like a story that slowly builds up, then it's free on Amazon. Try it out and see, but I warn you of a cliffhanger (not surprising though...). :3
“You know… if you’re trying to make jam, there are easier ways. My mom sent me a whole box of the stuff.”
     Just a totally random and unrelated thought, but I always love it when I get a review request, recognize the book and then find out I actually have the book. Lucky 13. I'll live for the day when I manage to get to 50% of my library read. The calculator's answer? 0.016169154228855721393034825870647

     Oh gods. That's barely a blip.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Owls


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