At Water’s Edge
by S. McPherson
Genre: YA fantasy/romance
Published November 10th, 2015
Published by S McPherson Books
When 17-year-old, Dezaray Storm drunkenly stumbles across a portal one night, her downtrodden life begins to change, mainly because she starts living someone else’s life. Accidently trading places with the most powerful sorceress of the realm, Coldivor, Dezaray finds herself assuming the identity of her magical lookalike, having to convince everyone in the realm that she is the real deal. Aside from a few minor hiccups along the way, like the fact that she is not magical nor does she know even the simplest cards trick; Dezaray soon finds herself settling in. Particularly in the arms of Milo; a blue-eyed jokester with the ability to teleport. However, it doesn’t take long for Dezaray to realise that life on the other side is far from glitz and glamour and that creatures unimaginable are hunting her. A war is brewing between the seven empires of Coldivor and those that long to take over. Dezaray’s enchanted double is their only hope; their secret weapon, set to be unleashed on her eighteenth birthday when she is bequeathed with the powers of her forefathers. But for the enchantress to return, Dezaray has to leave, and the thought of going back to Islon fills Dezaray with dread, for more reasons than one. Torn between a reality she can’t stand and a fantasy she can’t keep, Dezaray is struggling to see how any choice she makes will lead to a happy ending.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book was very good, but confusing. I felt that certain scenes were not supposed to be in the order they occurred. I did not feel that the book was fully pieced together.
My favorite part was the end because you could feel the love a certain two characters have for each other. Then I felt horrible despair because they might never see each other again.
My favorite character is Lexovia because she is strong. She is loyal to her friends and she loves them. She is also a little rebellious which I love most about her. She always finds a way to get in and out of trouble. I think having her powers (like freezing time) would be awesome.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes fictional reads full of romance, hurt and a troubling adventure.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.
S. McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a kindergarten teacher. When she is not at work immersed in a world of imagination and fantasy created by the children, she is immersed in her own worlds of imagination and fantasy at home, dreaming up tales and writing them down. At Water’s Edge is S. McPherson’s début novel and the first in the romantic, fantasy series, The Water Rushes.
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