Paperback, 266 pages
Publisher: AMG Publishers
Release Date: November 2nd 2011
Source: Copy provided by author
Read from March 29-April 2, 2012
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"H2O" is a contemporary crossover women's novel that tells the story of Kate Pepper, a successful young business woman in Seattle whose life is suddenly--and strangely--turned upside down.
I am super blessed reading the novel, and I can still feel the high (joy) from finishing the book- not because I finished it, but because of the story.
H2O the Novel is highly gripping, metaphorical and brilliantly written. The idea behind touching water spark visions is truly unnatural but very unique and interesting. The way the words were woven and used phrase by phrase was very smart. It's deep, no doubt in that.
Kate Peppers has it all- the brain, the beauty, the boyfriend, and the work, and she deserved it because she worked her way through it. We are at first introduced to "clean-freak" Kate making her infamous sushi for an important event while arguing with her all-controlling boyfriend Xander, and this is when her world started to change wit that first vision (but at that time she still didn't know it was called visions) when she touched water. She started to fall apart slowly but miserably. A few scrapes here in there to full pledged motorbike accidents and a bathroom fall that led her bruised and bloody. Her boyfriend/boss drifted farther from her, good thing her girl bestfriend is still there. Plus a few new as well as old acquaintances who always made her feel grounded and appreciative of "small blessings" as her mother would call it.
But it doesn't end there. The visions are getting uncontrollable and even with the slightest drop of water they appear, as if with the urgency that may lead to life and death, and in a way it does. While reading the first few chapters, I honestly was at lost because I didn't understand what I was reading, until I recognized the visions she's having. Later on she's fired from work and with that she swore not to touch water anymore. What used to be her element became her worst enemy! For four months she lived without taking a bath and drinking water, it was really gross. She's so deep in her pit and while she wants to rise from her fall, she refuses the only fact that makes sense. Until her mother died. Will she open her mind? Or remain in this lifestyle forever? This one decision will change her.
Kate's journey of success and fall from it to saving grace is very anticipating. H2O is unique and refreshing. I'll never view water in the same way again!
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