on Feb. 17, 2013 :
(Source: Downloaded for free from Amazon.co.uk.)
This is a story about 19-year-old Kyle and his best friend Briana. One day while they are out on his father’s boat, Briana convinces Kyle to go for a swim, but disaster strikes.
A speed boat whizzes straight towards Briana, and she disappears from sight.
Kyle knows that the boat must have hit Briana, but he has no idea what he should do, so he goes back to the boat.
Not long after, Briana reappears at the side of the boat – as she’s fine! She has however got a huge scar on her abdomen, and a huge cut on her leg, and tells Kyle that she found some mysterious green water at the bottom of the lake.
Dragging Kyle to the bottom of the lake, Briana shows him how the green water heals her wounds. But Kyle doesn’t trust the green water, and refuses to drink any himself.
Back on dry land Briana begins to look bad though, and tells Kyle that she needs to go back to the lake.
What exactly is the green water? How does it heal Briana? And what else does it do?
I never intended to read this book. I downloaded it for free from Amazon, and I left it on my kindle because I found out that the author lived in the UK (and would therefore count for the British books challenge!), but the cover put me off.
But when I accidentally opened this book on my kindle, I thought I’d read the first few pages before deleting it. I have to say that I was shocked when I found that I liked it, and even more surprised when I found myself racing through the pages desperate to find out what happened next!
Kyle and Briana’s story had a real mystery feel to it, and could possibly even be described as a thriller. I loved trying to guess what would happen next, and what the hell the green water really was!
The ending though…. Holy Freaking Tomato Hats – talk about a cliff-hanger. In fact, I’m not sure it even was a cliff-hanger, it was more like the story reached its crescendo, and then just stopped! Not fair! When I read a book, even if it’s a freebie, I expect to get the whole story, especially if it’s not label ‘part 1’ or something!
I really want to find out what happens next with this one, but I can’t afford the second part of the story at the moment! So annoying!
Overall; a great YA mystery/thriller, but the story just stops half-way through!!
8 out of 10.
(review of free book)
on March 25, 2011 :
Wild Child is my latest favourite. I bought it for my teenaged daughter, but ended up reading it myself. It’s fun and brought back many memories of the youthful days! I also enjoyed having conversations about it with my daughter. I think it actually brought us closer. I think she understands me better now, because I am acting like Kyle’s father sometimes, but I understand her, too. She is my wild child.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)