Gathering Water by Regan Claire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I'm a sucker for a good YA read, and this book really blew me away. I had originally picked it up for a short read but immediately found myself unable to stop. The writing and pacing in the book trick you into reading for much longer than originally intended!
I loved this story and am even willing to forgive a cliffhanger ending to issue it a full 5 star rating. Della is a beautifully broken foster kid who, upon reaching her 18th birthday, finds out she who her mother is and that she's inherited a house in North Carolina. Poor Della ends up learning a lot more about her family and the inheritance of some truly amazing powers. The family she stumbles into was one of the best parts of the book. The heart and warmth between all of those characters was so genuine and "real," even when the circumstances were rather magical.
Oh, and of course the book has some yummy YA romance as a bonus. Through Della's new cousin, Cash, we meet Dove. He's your typical hottie, with brains and some of his own unique powers. While Della is trying to find herself, she still has time to notice this boy, for which I am thankful. Here's hoping the next book gives even more of this wonderful tale and it has lots more action and romance to come.
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