Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Water (Akasha #1) by Terra Harmony

I would like to extend my gratitude to the author for allowing me the opportunity to read Water in exchange for an honest review

Water (Akasha, #1)

Paranormal Romance/Eco-Fantasy

Publication Date
September 26th, 2011


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Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

When Terra Harmony contacted me to review Water, I took one look at the cover and knew that I had to read this book. That and it was already sitting in my TBR pile over on Goodreads. The gorgeous simplicity of this cover drew me in before I even cracked the book open.

Kaitlyn is just an extremely awesome character. The minute I started reading her voice I instantly fell in love with her. She's sassy, sarcastic, fun and resilient to no end. The surrounding characters are a different story all together, and in a completely good way. I found them to be mysterious, never truly knowing their true intentions. You start out thinking one way about a character but then you would be quickly carried in another direction. This was true for all of the characters except Kaitlyn and maybe Alex. 

To further my love for Kaitlyn, Terra Harmony wrote Water in first-person. You all know how much I love first-person, and it allowed me to connect to Kaitlyn on a deeper level.

I have always loved stories about elemental power, but Water takes it in a different direction becoming a story about so much more. There's a whole history that comes together piece by piece, not just about The Seven, but also for each individual in the story.

The plot is thick with mystery and struggles just as the characters are. I was glued to the pages, anxious and sad as the pages dwindled down. There were light-hearted, carefree moments, sexy moments, tortuous moments, sad moments; there are so many little things in Water that accumulate to make this an enjoyable, unique read that is addicting. I can also say that I was so focused on Kaitlyn and her struggles to become part of The Seven that I was blindsided by the twists. Let's just say, I'm so happy that Air (the second book in the Akasha series) is already out! The ending isn't really a cliff-hanger, but it still has that little bump that will have you NEEDING to read more as soon as you finish.

If you are looking for a fresh, unique Paranormal or Fantasy, then you need to pick this book up because it will swiftly sweep you away. Reader Discretion: This is a novel written for adults, while it's true that maturity has nothing to do with age, I will say that there are some scenes that will make even some adult readers uncomfortable, but they are necessary to portray a certain level of desperation that turned selfish and evil.


  1. awesome review
    i love element type books

  2. Wow. this looks great! Reminds me the last airbender thing, with the water and elements and all that! Thanks for the post!
    I found your site through the making connections group on goodreads and now your newest follower! Hope you'll check out my blog as well!!