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Story Line: This story line centers on a society with Water Keepers, Brokers, and Scouts, which is something that I had never read about before. I adored the new concept to the book because it was a refreshing read to other books. The progression of this book and the story line were unexpected and constantly kept me on my toes. loved that the story constantly had me thinking about it and thinking up new possibilities to the story and to the characters. I loved it all from the revelation of secrets, to Rayne and Sadie, and to the very end.
Writing: Something that I really enjoyed in this book was that it was written in multiple perspectives. We get the perspective of all the below mentioned characters and also another character that I think should remain a secret. (Just a little incentive to read the book hahaha!) I loved reading certain scenes in Rayne's perspective the most, since most books I read are just told from the heroine's point of view.
(New Tab!!!) Relationship: This new tab has been on my mind for a while and since Rayne and Sadie's relationship is different from other character relationships I've read I decided that it was the perfect time to unveil it. Both Rayne and Sadie have conflicting feelings toward each other that as the book comes to a close they understand better but don't seem to want to admit. What particularly fascinated me about their relationship and the book in general was that it was the first book I ever read in which the main couple did not end up together at the end of the first book. I love the suspense and mystery, involving feelings, that Ms. Anderson has put on their relationship, which makes you want to read the second book just to find out if they get together and how.
Sadie: I found Sadie's character to be very admirable. Sadie is very much a person who will try and take her life into her own hands and not rely much on others for help. This is just one of the qualities that I admired in her because she takes control of her life, even though it comes at a risk to her. Another thing that I enjoyed reading about in Sadie is her selflessness. She's constantly worrying about other people such as her mom, her friends, Rayne, or even a random stranger on the side of the road. Lastly I admired her non-whinnyness. Multiple characters that I have read about constantly whine and complain about the complication and struggles in their lives; however, Sadie doesn't do that. Rather than complaining about the issues in her life Sadie decides to take action and confront them as best as she can, which is one of the major part of her personality that I admired and enjoyed reading about.
Rayne: From the very beginning I found myself falling for Rayne's character. His compassion for others, like Sadie's, is something that I found inspiring. I loved that he wasn't the typical guy I read about. He wasn't born rich, a prince, or powerful; his humble beginning is something that struck a cord in my heart and shaped Rayne to be the amazing character he is. I loved his tenderness toward Sadie and while he may seem perfect he does have one or two flaws that just make his character better because they show a more human side to him. Instead of seeing Rayne as a perfect fairy tale character his flaws make him seem more humane and relatable. Rayne's loyalty, charm, dreamyness, humor, chivalry, smile, honesty, humility, tenderness all work harmoniously to make him the (almost) perfect character (lol).
Ash/Voss: Ash in this book is a minor character and his character, while at first may seem one dimensional turns out to be very complex. Ash is stuck in a battle with two sides of his character, which is delved into more in the second book.Voss is intelligent, cunning, and a trained assassin and the only way I could describe Voss is as being the perfect villain.
Overall: I absolutely loved this book!! This book flew by so fast that before I knew it I was done with it and then done with the second book as well. I'm already on the third book in the series, Ambrosia Shore, and I can honestly say that the books just keep getting better!! (So look forward to those reviews soon).
Rating: I would give this book a 10!!!