Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers, Book 1)

Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers, Book 1)

by Christie Anderson

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"If this series goes as hot as we think it is, it will be better than Twilight! Stephenie Meyer, look out!" ~Young Readers Group of Maine

I've dreamt of the mysterious faceless boy with shimmering eyes since I was little. But that's all he ever was... a dream. Then I almost died. When I woke up, there he was. Rayne is definitely real... and gorgeous. I feel like I've known him forever, but I have no idea why. Who is he? All he will tell me is that he's a Water Keeper, tasked with using Healing Water to help the sick and hurt. But he's been assigned to me. Only me. My own irresistible bodyguard. But, why? What is he protecting me from? I'm just a normal high school girl. Or am I?

I have a duty--to protect Sadie from a secret world she knows nothing about, or her place in it. I can't get emotionally involved. The risk is too great. I'm not even supposed to speak to her. But then there was the accident. I thought I was going to lose her, and I can't lose her. But I can't have her either. I have to be strong. But, the way she looks at me... the way she makes me feel... No. I have to resist. I've sworn an oath I can't ever break.

Sadie has the perfect life. But everything turns upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious boy who won't even tell her his name. As Sadie pushes for answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

The Water Keepers Series:
Book 1 - Deep Blue Secret
Book 2 - Rogue Wave
Book 3 - Ambrosia Shore
Book 4 - Flood Rising
Book 5 - Shower of Light - COMING SOON

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013180314
Publisher: Christie Anderson
Publication date: 08/03/2011
Series: Water Keepers Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 1,199
File size: 930 KB

About the Author

CHRISTIE ANDERSON is a bestselling young adult author with 75,000+ books sold. Her debut novel, Deep Blue Secret, has been downloaded over 430,000 times, and the books in her Water Keepers series have received more than 5000 5-star ratings on multiple platforms. Christie pours herself into her writing through the pains from her past and her hopes for the future, to create strong, admirable characters her readers can root for and fall in love with again and again. Her books have been referred to as captivating, unique, uplifting, and creative, with just the right balance of romance and suspense.

Christie grew up in Southern California and received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. She currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son, where she misses the sunshine and ocean breeze every single day. Visit her website at

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Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers, Book 1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 239 reviews.
LisaKssnnikkel More than 1 year ago
Although this book is a paranormal romance it was nothing like I expected! I thought it was very refreshing to read something totally different than the other paranormal romances I have read. Sadie is what every young girl should want to be and the relationship she has with her mother is wonderful. Rayne seems like the perfect guy, he is HOT and caring and thoughtful...yet he has a secret or two. One thing I really enjoyed about the book was that it was a clean book. It didn't have teens doing things that they really shouldn't be doing. I loved the mystery and can't wait for book 2!! I highly recommend this easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After buying this book, I delayed reading it for a good two months. I just had no interest. Finally, today I started it, expecting to be bored and instead read the whole thing in one sitting! This book was absolutely great and only got better as it progressed. Immediately I looked up the next book and was saddened to see it doesn't come out until spring. The characters are well developed and I found myself loving her relationship with her mom and friends as much as with Rayne, and that is very rare for me! I can't wait for the next book; the pages of this seemed to fly by and the secrets that are revealed in the final chapter had me desperate for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely wonderful; the author has done a great job with creating a fun romantic adventure which is clean. I love the chemistry between Rayne and Sadie. You must read this, and you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you're a total romantic! Im 13 and i loved it!!!!! even adults will enjoy it!!!!! MUST READ!!!!!!
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Anderson offers a creative alternate world that will give a readers a relax from the the typical paranormal story. Admittedly, I found found this book slightly frustrating. While I loved the characters, and could see the potential growing through this book; it was obvious that the climax was not going to be reached in this particular book. Sadie is a very special and down to earth character that readers will enjoy. This mystery of her past will keep readers guessing with this easy paced story. The alternate world that Anderson has previewed throughout the book still remains a mystery holding my attraction to this story. My overall impression of this read is a enjoyable and imaginative read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago about half way done with this book. And let me tell you i was getting super bored but then BAM outta no where it got super good and now i cant put it down. You should def. get this book, you wont be disappointed.
JenKosman More than 1 year ago
What a fun & intriguing story! I really enjoyed it! Sadie James is the lovable girl next door I love to read about. The playfulness the author gives to Sadie really brings her to life in this novel where everything isn't as perfect as it seems. Rayne is the dreamy boy with amazing eyes that draw you in! With him comes a whole other world of suspense & danger. I live in the area that the author places the story & the descriptions are spot on! It's so fun to read a story like that, just like some of the Dean Koontz books. The author's descriptions of everything from the local hospital to our beautiful beaches was great, I could really imagine Sadie living in a nearby neighborhood! I'm so intrigued by the concept & the things that start happening to Sadie. I want to read more about Sadie & Rayne, the world that Rayne comes from, & the adventures they have together! I can't wait to see how it unfolds in the rest of the series! A great, fun read for sure!
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book was pretty darn good. WoW is a word I would use for sure. I never read a book like this before. With the Water Keepers and Healing Waters, which is a new concept for me, and I loved it. At the end of this book I am still a little in the dark on what exactly a Water Keeper is, I mean I know what they do, but are they even human? Or even from here? Not sure. Seems there must be another world they are from, but again, not sure. I am sure book 2 will tell more. Sadie was a good character, she did at times get on my nerves, but as the ending came I was able to understand why she was that way at times, it was not her fault. Rayne I absolutely adored, what a great guy, and hot too. Lol. He was so good to Sadie and was there for her. There bond is strong, and I was hating she was fighting it so hard. Here is a part showing the strong feelings There was a long, heavy pause. I waited breathlessly for his response. His glowing eyes met mine and their radiance hypnotized me. I could see nothing else. I felt it again, the unexplainable connection between us. Time slowed. I inched towards him, wishing for his lips on mine. His hand lifted gently to my waist, sending a thrill through me in every direction. Never before had I felt the desire to kiss someone so fervently, the divine first kiss I’d always dreamed of. I really loved how we have alternating point of views in this book, from Sadie, to Rayne, even Ash and Voss some of the time. I won’t say anything to spoil the story, but want to say, the last part sure had me on the edge of my seat, and I loved the ending. I was glad at least one answer was addressed and I was glad I was right in that one, I guessed it right, lol. Not telling you what that question is, curious if everyone guesses it correct. I really loved the sweet relationship Sadie has with her mom, and I think more YA books need that, it seems so many of them alienate the parents, and I think that is wrong. Sadie’s mom is a great person, who is so good, and caring. I was sad to hear her story and the pain she went through. I highly recommend this book to the young and old. There are great underlying messages in this too. It’s written very well too. I can’t wait to dig into book 2 Rogue Wave. 5 out of 5 stars for me. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so hesitant of buying this book thats why i always kept in my wishlist an never bought but fimally i did and i wish i bought it sooner! Not a dissapointment TRUST ME! I would tell all you people who liked this book to buy the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finish this book! It is THE best book EVER! I thought Hamlin was Sadies dad when the book told us what her dads name was and i was right! U people HAVE to get this book! And i mean HAVE to!
Sizzles More than 1 year ago
I loved how there were different points of views from different characters, and there was great character development. I liked the dynamic of the book, my favorite thing about the book was it was not generalized, its relate-able to anybody from any generation or any background, so you could relate to any character. I loved this book, and can not wait for the second book.
Beau_ More than 1 year ago
I loved the character development and the overall mystery behind Rayne. The story had me captivated and kept me wanting more. The book was an entertaining read and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read something with a new theme, other than vampires and werewolves. The author has done a great job introducing you to some cool characters and I can not wait to see what adventures lie ahead for Sadie and Rayne. Go and get it NOW!!! Christie Anderson is an author to keep your eye on. The book was written for teenagers in mind, but I think the book has a way of captivating people of all ages and gender.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. It was very romantic, which i like! It also was paranormalish. Idk how to explain it but this book is a definate read. I highly recommend it. Can't wait for the 2nd book!! (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i started this book i wasnt sure how good it was going to be. The cover and title do not do this book justice! It was an amzing book, with a great plot and good characters! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets just say one of the best book ever!!! The next one comes out in spring 2012, and even a third one :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a lovely book with a neat little plot, and a great concept. A very nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grant that I am not the intended teenage audience, but this book is so awful, I am not sure if I can finish it. "Gee, my name is Sadie and my life is so perfect! But why do I feel sad all the time? Why do I feel empty inside? What changes are happening to me? Why do I have a continuous and repetitive inner monologue asking rhetorical questions?" Just terrible writing and a boring heroine to boot. YA lit does not mean it has to be written on a second grade level. It might be free, but I can't recommend it. Spend your time on something more interesting, folks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great the plot is good but be prepared to beg for the second book. It is a great fictional CLEAN teen book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unable to really feel the connection between the characters. The story felt fragmented and frankly dull.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just had to pass the first 100 pages for it to get good. But after you are hooked. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's a lot of slow parts but it gets better. I found myself skimming through some parts because I thought it was pointless. I already read the second book and I'm sure the third book that's coming soon will be the best so far. Major cliff hanger in the second book!
shellei2012 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and the interesting story line. Can't wait for the next book to come out!
ayd18 More than 1 year ago
First off I can not wait for the second book to come out. This book was reall exceptional. I never wanted to put it down intill i finished it from cover to cover. I would highly recommend that u read this.
WaterBender15 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!only thing is if your one of those people who has to know why things are the way they are this book will irritate you since it doesnt explain much.Its predictable but in a god way ;) thouroghly enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing work of literature from a new author.! Her style of writing is incredible. I loved the ending.! Im excited for the second.!