It’s one of those days where my mind goes blank over what to share for BTT so I decided to take my own meme for a spin again!
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme all over the world in which people share old photos of amazing moments in their lives. So I adjusted it to share a book that I’ve read more than 2 years ago and talk a little bit my thoughts on it.
SO let’s get started!
Today I want to talk about Waterborn by Kimberly James. This is one of those instances where I got really lucky with a free ebook. Every time you get one is a gamble because though I love to support indie authors, there are some that give them a not so good name and are self-published authors for that reason. But I absolutely loved this book!
Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.
When her dad offers to take her to the Emerald Coast of Florida for summer vacation, Caris jumps at the chance. The chance to get answers to questions she’s always been too afraid to ask. The chance to be normal. Isn’t that what her dreams have been telling her, that here in the place of her birth she can be normal? But from the first moment the wind caresses her face and the sun touches her skin, the charm begins to fade, revealing a girl Caris never knew existed, one that is anything but normal. The long-buried Song that awakens is only the beginning of a transformation that will challenge her ideas about loyalty and family.
Noah Jacobs is a waterbreather—a species of human fully adaptable to life in the water. Like his older brother Jamie, Noah wants to prove they can use their abilities and be heroes in service to their country. When a simple mission goes wrong and Jamie goes missing, Noah exiles himself to the Deep in a desperate search. MIA is a classification Noah is not ready to accept. But instinct can’t be ignored. Not when he hears her Song. Caris is not what he expects and Noah is determined to get her out of his head. Instead he finds himself acting as her mentor and the more time they spend together, the more Noah realizes he just wants Caris.
When a startling truth threatens their newly formed trust, Noah straddles the line between love and obsession while Caris struggles to find a balance between the girl she thought she was and the young woman she wants to be.
I read this book back in 2014 before I was ever part of the book community. Looking back, I probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much this time around but I absolutely loved it when I read it! I love reading stories about mermaids and this one is very particular and unique. I haven’t managed to read the rest of the series which I think is up to five books now, though I still want to. I think the story goes a little bit crazy from what I’ve accidentally seen on synopsis but yeah, I want to see what happens next.
So that’s it for this post! Let me know what you think of this quirky meme. Let me know of a really old book that you enjoyed and haven’t talk about in awhile. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!