Gathering Water by Regan Claire

Gathering WaterSynopsis: Della Doe Deare isn’t like most people. Most people begin their life on the day they enter the world; the day they’re born. Della, well, hers began on the day she turned eighteen. After all, it was the day she first heard her real name, and that of her mothers. With nothing but a couple of duffel bags and a folder full of questions, she travels home to coastal North Carolina to claim the house she inherited from a grandmother she never knew. She has two goals: discover why her mother ran away from home all those years ago, and avoid the family that had left her to rot in an inept foster care system. Hard to do when the family she’s been trying to avoid is dragging her into an unimaginable world… a world on the brink of war, and both sides want her dead. All Della ever wanted was to know who she was, but the journey to self-discovery might just lead to her destruction.

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5 Stars

When I first stated the book I had no idea it was a paranormal. I was expecting a teen coming of age, with the ‘raised in the foster sytem’ looming over her.

Couldn’t have been more wrong!

As I continued reading I became smitten with Cash’s playful but protective attitude. And Della’s whole demeaner is quite refreshing. She is thrown into a confounding situation on her 18th birthday. Her social worker hands over papers making her the sole heir to a house on the other side of the country, numerous bonds and to top off the cake, a family who never even knew she existed. (well, one of them knew)

Hell, that would have been a book by itself.

Without waffling she decides to say screw it! What else do I have to do? (ahh a woman after my own heart) Flying across country to claim what is rightfully hers and maybe start a relationship with her new family. I enjoyed the fact that the first male she meets isn’t the love interest but family. I could absolutely relate to them in every way. Even when more oddities occor she just takes it all in stride. From moving in with her family till her home is ready to learning to use her newfound abilities. Girl is one tough cookie!

The pacing of the story was comfortable and I was never bored. The dialoge was fast paced and witty, which I adore.

Della is a great lead, smart, quick thinking and funny.
Cash is a clown and I love how comfortable and normal he made everything.
If I keep going you guys are gonna end up hating me. 😉
On that note, take a chance on a indie author. I have found that the long shots pay off quite nicely.

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