Gathering Water (Gathering Water Trilogy, #1)

Gathering Water (Gathering Water Trilogy, #1)

by Regan Claire

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“Her name was Gabriella Deare, and she was from North Carolina. There are some things that go to you.”

Jane Doe.

It was all Della ever knew of her mother.

No identification.

No family to tie her to.

Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Della’s life was flipped upside down by one thin, manila folder. Growing up in the foster system, she never really had anything to call her own, not even a last name revealing any real association to anyone. Now, the truth was exposed, but there was still so much she didn’t know.

Hoping to learn more about the mother she never knew, and maybe discover a bit more about herself along the way, Della travels across the country seeking answers—and finds far more than she bargained for.

An unimaginable world—one on the brink of war—is pulling her in, and making her claim a birthright she never knew she wanted.

There’s a storm brewing on the horizon, and as the pressure builds, it will take everything Della has not to drown in a destiny she didn’t choose.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154356425
Publisher: Regan Claire
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Gathering Water Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,086
File size: 387 KB

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Gathering Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
I received an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review! OK, this one started off really slow for me. I was seriously getting worried that I wasn't going to like it as much as my friends did!! I can honestly say that the first 40% of the story was only a 3 star for me. But holy cow, when it took off, it took off with a bang!! I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning devouring the rest of the book -- a SOLID 5 star plus!! Seriously, I couldn't stop thinking about it once it was finished... So, let's get the meh part out of the way -- I'm still trying to figure out what exactly wasn't working for me. I found it really hard to get a read on Della personality wise....she just seemed very flat. And some of her initial reactions to the situations didn't feel, more like I was *told* how she freaked out when she learned of her new powers, but I didn't see it in her actions and stuff. Thankfully, once Ms. Claire found her groove the characters truly developed, and the story just took over my imagination. So if you've started this book and been feeling like me, STICK WITH IT! You won't be disappointed!! Seriously, the chemistry between Della and Cash was hilarious -- it made me want a cousin like Cash to hang out with. And while there wasn't a lot of movement in the romance between Della and Dove, what was there was so sweet and perfect. That boy just makes me happy *sigh*. I'm still not entirely sure about Uncle Connor and Luke -- there's so much that's hinted at with Luke and Toby's story, and I just really want to know what is up with them. I can't help but love them, but feel wary of them all at the same time. I LOVED the magical world that we were dropped into -- it was a bit confusing at the beginning, but the terms were reiterated and explained and once the book finished I felt I really had a grasp on their powers. The cheat sheet at the end was perfection. Definitely a new and unique world that was well developed. The action had me on the edge of my seat....seriously, the clash with the Clade was basically the point where everything fell into place, and I got a better feel for who Della was as a person. I thought the foreshadowing in the book was well done as well...I mean, I would like to tell myself I am just utterly intelligent and figured out the Father mystery b/c I'm so smart, but there were some well placed hints throughout the book so you felt like you had a leg up on the mystery at times. I'm not huge on cliffhanger endings, but this wasn't like a Buffy season 5 cliffhanger.... It was more of a setup sneak peak on where the series will be heading. I cannot WAIT until the next book is sucked in, and have so many theories of where it's going!! So in conclusion -- READ THIS!! It is a fabulous start to what will be an epic new paranormal series.
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Anonymous 16 days ago
This story offered a new twist to magic Characters were likable
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Anonymous 16 days ago
I LOVED IT. I can't wait to read the other
Anonymous 3 months ago
definitely a different type of story but still gives you what you expect from that type of story. all in a good way
Anonymous 3 months ago
Couldn't put it down.
SJPierce More than 1 year ago
Gathering Water is well fleshed-out with believable, likable characters, real moments that make you laugh, cry and swoon, and is a MUST READ for YA Fantasy lovers everywhere.