"Stay away from the water."
Leven has heard that rule all his life but, when he breaks it, he loses the ones he loves.
Bereaved and broken-hearted, escape seems like his only option. At the invitation of the father he never knew, he flees London and seeks refuge in the storm-battered Orkney Islands.
Thrown together with the handsome but volatile Dom, a series of strange and terrifying encounters lead Leven to the reason the rule existed. Something in the water is coming for him.
But as evil rises, so must good. Leven faces his ultimate test but, when he is born from chaos, can he calm the storm?
I don't normally go for fantasy, but I'd seen the trailer and heard lots of good things about this book, so quickly handed over my moulah and settled down with my kindle.
For someone who doesn't normally go for fantasy, I was immediately sucked into this wonderful underwater world that Mr Wakefield created. It's told from the first person's point of view and I was totally drawn in to seeing everything through Leven's eyes. His confusion about his attraction to Shaun, his neighbour and best friend's brother, his devastation at his personal loss and his determination for answers when he travels to Orkney at the demand of his real father.
Then he meets this beautiful dark man who he doesn't understand but cannot help being attracted to and I can't say I blame him. Dom was the architypal romantic interest. Dark, beautiful, mysterious and obviously hiding a secret.
I adored this book and couldn't put it down and I thoroughly recommend it. I personally cannot wait for book 2, Memory of Water and have no problem whatsoever in reading anything Mr Wakefield decides to put out there. Definitely going on my top ten list :)
RATING: 5 LULU'S