At Water's Edge tells the tale of a seventeen year old girl in England who falls in love with an eighteen year old boy from another world. A case of mistaken identity, lost portals and battling empires leads to an adventure between worlds, centered around love, loss and magic.
Here is the back cover blurb:
I suppose my life began the night it almost ended. The night I fled down Cuckilbury Mountain and his outstretched hand pulled me through a portal and into his world of magic and empires.
But my journey to his side will end in one of two ways; with my return or with my demise. There are rumours of a gem; a way for us to exist in the same realm but no one knows if these rumours are true or just things of legend.
Now that I’ve found him though, it seems unbearable to exist in a world where he does not.
They say love can cross oceans but can it cross worlds?
Intriguing and enjoyable book. Dezaray's life is not an enjoyable one. Her bother is horrid and while running from him, she is pulled into a magical world. In this world, there are all sorts of paranormal/magical creatures, but her 'twin' Lex is left in Dezaray's world and the portal will not open upon command. She also meets Milo in this world and he is destined to be hers, but how can they be together when they are from two separate worlds?
I really felt terrible for Dezaray and how her life was going. Still, it would be great if one day all your troubles were taken away and you went to a new land....except that comes with a whole new set of issues. I was rooting for Lex as she had to deal with Dezaray's brother. I don't want to say much about the plot for fear of spoilers, but I enjoyed the magical world. The characters were great. Overall, I loved the story line.
This was a 4/5 for me. I completely enjoyed it and I hope for more from this author.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.