Series: Watersong #1
Publication: August 7, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Rating: 3 out 5
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
Gemma is an ambitious teenager with high hopes of someday making it to the Olympics. She is a very talented swimmer, and spends just about every moment she can in the water. Harper, her older sister has looked after Gemma since the car accident that took their mother's memory. So, she worries about her and the late night swims in the bay, as she is the one that has raised her, along with their father. Gemma, doesn't see it that way, she wishes her sister could understand the peace and serenity that she feels when she is out in the water under the stars. Well, Harper's worry is valid because Gemma's affinity for late night swims draws the attention of the three mysterious ladies that seem to pop up unexpectedly around Gemma. Then one night they convince her to do something that changes her life, forever and puts her family in danger.
This book is okay. The writing is well done and I liked the quick pace of the plot. I'm just not one hundred percent connected to the characters. The mythological aspect of it is pretty cool and I'm wondering how everything will pan out in the end. I look forward to the next book in the series.