Sadie is a girl who has a wonderful life. Boys love her, she has a best friend who would do anything for her, and her and her mother are immensely close. So if this is indeed the case, why isn't she happier? Sadie has been having bouts of depression and sadness. At first, they occurred quite a ways apart, but lately they have been getting closer and closer together with less and less time of true happiness in between. What could possibly be wrong with her? An encounter with a strange boy with sparkling green eyes could be the answer.
Rayne was assigned to keep Sadie safe. And he does just that when he saves her from drowning. She is only a job for him. Like any other assignment, he must keep a professional attitude towards her. But that becomes hard when they seem to forge a bond together. A bond that, in Rayne's eyes, is just the effect of his saving her. It is nothing to worry about, so long as he keeps his distance, which becomes harder and harder to do.
When a criminal of Rayne's world finds out about Sadie and threatens her life, Rayne will do anything to protect her. And in the process, he might just find how deep this bond really goes.
I absolutely loved this book. The descriptions of Rayne's eyes (which are very important to the story, by the way) and even Sadie's (again, important) are so vivid and beautiful. The characters are very realistic. The places and situations are described to the point where I feel like I am actually there. This author did an amazing job writing this, and I cannot wait to check out the other installments of this series.
So I found Deep Blue Secret (Water Keepers Book 1) by Christie Anderson on Amazon and decided to give it a try.
I found the characters interesting enough to make it through the very slow pace and real lack of plot. Sadie and Rayne were too cute together. They did the do we/do we not game very well and without it becoming overly annoying. Plus there was enough "what's going on" plot to keep me interested. Though the dramatic/climactic bit at the end
(Sadie gets kidnapped by the deranged father of Rayne's best friend, Ash!)
felt very rushed and disconnected from the rest of the story. It did help to bridge the plot over into the second book but just barely.
Rogue Wave (Book 2) had a much more active plot line
(Ash hates Rayne, teams up with his father, Voss, to get revenge, Sadie and Rayne finally make out/confess their love, Sadie gets shot! OMG!, and he father returns!)
that I felt finally started to move the story along. To be honest Deep Blue Secret and Rogue Wave really could have been merged in to one book without a problem. The tension and the drama was woven throughout the book and really helped to keep it from just being a sappy teen love story.
Ambrosia Shore is by far the strongest of the series so far. It finally got the true plot of the series set up
(Sadie is a mystical being to fulfill a prophecy? Maybe?)
and a ton of the floor work taken care it. It also had some fantastic "what will happen to them" moments. Sadie also was on her own and had to step up and show what she was made of. And she came out on top. She is really starting to build into a strong female character that I am happy to read about. Things also kept fairly fast paced which I appreciate.
(Rayne is in jail/on trial, Ash has a change of heart, Sadie and her dad duke it out then hug it out, Sadie graduates high school, cars blow up, Sadie gets shot again and again, Sadie can heal people?!, everyone moves to a different planet, a councilman is not who he seems, Voss is extra insane.)
Overall i am enjoying the series and am interested in seeing how the story progresses in the next book.