Author: M.A. George
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Publication Date: April 16th, 2014
Source: Girls Heart Book Tours
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I often come across books that peek my curiosity by it's cover and synopsis, Aqua was definitely one of those books. I am in love with the cover, it's so simple yet it fits perfectly with the story. When I realized where this story was going I have to admit I was really hesitant to continue reading to find out if M.A. George could really execute this well, I wasn't sure if I would be reading a female version of Percy Jackson or something unique. Well, let me just say that I was wrong to have my doubts! I don't want to give anything away but Aqua definitely wins the award of the most unique book I've read so far this year.
The characters, I'm not sure what I can really say about them other than for the fact that I loved every single one of them! Major and secondary characters, they all played their parts (oh did they ever!) and they played them well. There wasn't a single character that I felt was a filler or a pointless. I'm not giving anything away but I swooned instantly for a certain character, he was just so perfect and sweet and caring, and did I mention perfect? I even liked the typical "bad boy" in Aqua, I think deep down he really cares for Layla. My favourite thing would have to be that there was no "insta-love", thank you M.A. George! The romance is something that built all throughout Aqua and when it finally comes to light I couldn't help but squeal!
One of the reasons why Aqua didn't get 5 stars from me is because I felt very overwhelmed with all the information readers are given. The terminology was hard to follow and at times it all just went right over my head. I wish there was a section at the front or back of the book that kind of just went over what all the terms or at lease the main ones meant. I kept flipping back trying to remember and this ended up slowing me down.
Overall, Aqua is as unique as it gets! I highly recommend this book. It's unique, with charming and hilarious characters and banter, swoon worthy, and all around great read. PICK IT UP!!!
About the Author
M. A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job.
Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night. Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend). She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).