Friday, October 21, 2011

Virtual Book Tour- Deep Blue Secret Review

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson!

This is a great new YA series that will leave you wanting more.

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.

(Summary via Goodreads)

For more info, check out the author's page or the book's page on Amazon.


Sadie lives a charmed life. She has great friends, an awesome mom, an a great place to live. However, she's been noticing a random boy. A random boy for whom she feels a very strong and mysterious attraction. After a severe car accident, Sadie soon learns the true nature of her relationship to this boy. Sadie has a heritage she had no clue about, and her life is soon to take a dramatic turn.

This was a very unique and original idea. I was a bit confused at the beginning, but it all fell into place the longer I read. Sadie was a pretty easy character to like. One thing I particularly liked involved the attraction of Sadie and Rayne. It is common in YA novel to find the heroine suddenly attracted to a mysterious boy for no reason. I've never really enjoyed this aspect of YA books, but I've just kind of learned to overlook this aspect. This author took the chance to take something that's almost expected of YA books and have an actual explanation. One that helped propel that plot. That was pretty awesome.

One thing I do wish we got more of was an explanation as to how the "other" world Sadie learned about (for lack of a better term) worked. It was hinted at, but I never really got a good grasp of how that reality was connected to Sadie's reality. Are the different worlds? Alternate realities? I'm not really sure even after finishing the book. In the end though, that didn't take away from my overall enjoyment. This book has an interesting plot and a lot of romance. I thought this was a great book, and I definitely want to read the next book.  

Book provided for review.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops. Thanks for stopping by!


Sarah said...

The cover is amazing! Very gorgeous. It sounds like an interesting story. But I will admit that I'd pick it up based on the cover alone.

Christie D Anderson said...

Lisa, Thanks so much for featuring Deep Blue Secret on your blog and for posting your review! I enjoyed reading your comments. Many people mention the "instant attraction" aspect common in YA books and I loved that you recognized the reasoning behind it in my story. By the way, I promise there will be more revealed of the "other world" in book 2 of the series. :D