Google+ Reading Teen: Sea by Heidi R. Kling, Review by Kit

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sea by Heidi R. Kling, Review by Kit


Sea


Sea By: Heidi R. Kling
Summary: Sienna Jones has had a hard time dealing with the loss of her mother three years ago in a plane crash over the Indian Ocean.  Nightmares and fears of the ocean and planes haunt her.  So when her father asks Sienna to join his international relief team for two weeks of her summer vacation to help tsunami orphans cope with their losses, she thinks he must be kidding, or crazy, or both.  But wanting to help wins out over her fears, and she makes the long and frightening trek to Indonesia.
    What she finds there is the most handsome boy she's ever seen-Deni.  He's mysterious and brooding.  Everything about him and the way Sienna feels about him is intense.  Their connection is instant and true, so when he hears word that his father may have survived the awful tsunami after all, Sienna doesn't hesitate to run away with him to the epicenter of the tsunami disaster.  She knows about the kind of hope that's driving Deni, and she wants to see him through whatever he'll find back home.  She knows they're taking a huge risk, but she doesn't expect what they find might break both their hearts... 

My Review: One word: Extraordinary.  I have never loved a book so much, I have never been so amazed by an author, and I have never been so moved by a story.  Sea is unlike any book I have ever read. It has so much suspense, love, and adventure in all the right places. The entire background of the story is true which is, I think, what made it so real for me. It is so intense, but then intertwined in the intensity is a love story woven together so seamlessly, I couldn't help but believe it.  Sea is my favorite book.  Of all time.  No exceptions. I will never forget this book, no matter how many more I read, and I will routinely go back, re-read this book, and re-live this flawless story of life, love, sacrifice, and surprise.  

Pictures from ALA with Heidi!




Heidi bought books too!
Jennifer Barnes (Raised by Wolves)


Heidi and Holly Cupala (Tell Me a Secret)
Holly bought Heidi a tiny orange converse





So much fun!  



She said, "Better than Catching Fire? *gasp*" =D




Sea book trailer


12 out of 6
Love,
Kit

Parents need to know: This book has mild language, mild sexual content, and a tiny bit of violence and some other. See the content here.




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42 comments:

  1. I've been dying to read this book ever since it came out, I can't believe it took 5 years for the author to finished it but I bet it's flawless,

    I'm so so so jelaous that you've already read it *cries and sobs*
    I want to read this so bad!

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  2. I can't even express to you how much I loved it!! You HAVE to read it!! And Heidi Kling is SO nice I loved talking to her, she is an amazing author!

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  3. Hello there! I'm having problems at sending you an e-mail, they say the address is incorrect!. Anyhow, good news! You've won a giveaway at my blog!
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  4. I want to read this book. I added it to my Goodreads list. I am a new follower and love paranormal books!

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  5. I've been wanting to read Sea since i saw it up for grabs on goodreads. So far my library hasn't gotten it in.

    Melissa
    jedisakora@msn.com

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  6. @Maria Grazia thanks so much! I'll pass the info on to my mom!

    @Cheryl awesome! Andye likes more paranormal books than I do, so if you click "Andy's Reviews" you might find some new books to read! But AFTER Sea!!

    ~kit

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  7. @jedisakora yeah, we just bought it once we found out Heidi was going to be at ALA signing. And I'm SO glad we did! But it will be worth the wait!

    ~kit

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  8. Sounds like a good read, and glad you had fun at the book signing. :) Congratulations to the Winner, on receiving this book.

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  9. It is! And so much fun! Thanks for your comment!!

    ~Kit

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  10. I heard so much hype on the book and it's quite tempting.wish there's copies here at our local bookstores but i think we need a little longer than tat. I love the rating. 12/6??wow...!

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  11. +JMJ+

    On the surface, it sounds like yet another Twilight variant: timid girl meets compelling boy, etc. But the fact that the backdrop is an actual story that I followed on the news at the time it was unfolding makes me curious about this story. This element of realism makes the novel seem more honest than the titles I would lump it with as its "counterparts."

    Thanks for the review! =)

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  12. Never heard of this book before. Sounds like a a usual romance story. But i see you love it so much so i guess there must be something different and unique in it. I might try it.

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  13. I loved the review! I didn't kwon exactly how the story was, and now I really like it!
    Thanks for the awesome review!!

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  14. Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to read this SOOOO badly!

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  15. Wow! That was one short, but intense review! I have not read Sea but it's been on my wishlist for as long as I can remember. It's still not available on my local bookstores and I'm still trying to convince my sis to order it from book depository since I'm but a little broke student :p

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  16. This book looks sooooo good! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  17. Your review made me want to read this book. Sadly, it is not available here in our country.

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  18. Good review! We can feel all your excitement! But unfortunately it's not my kind of reading.. =(

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

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  19. This is a book that I want to read. It's been on my TBR list for awhile. Unfortunately that list is just so long and the days are never long enough...

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  20. *sigh* *depressed*

    I still haven't read SEA,
    times passes and I'm really sad , reeeeeaally sad

    I miss my chance to order it because my mother only let me order one book online, and I foolishly pre-ordered Mockingjay T_T

    I regret it like you have no idea, SEA would have never dissapointed me ):
    I'm waiting for xmas to finally have SEA in my hands (:

    ps. Heidi is really cool by the looks of her twitter, her love for Vampire Diaries is so funny

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  21. Wow, your love for this book makes me want to read it. It sounds like something I shouldn't miss.

    jlynettes @ hotmail .com

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  22. Oooo ... now I really need to read SEA.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Wow, favorite book of all time. That's pretty intense. I'm definitely going to add this to my TBR list. I always enjoy a good love story! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  24. This was a great summer read! I really enjoyed it. I met Heidi at an event in Books of Wonder. She's wonderful!!!

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  25. I read an ARC, this is my positive review:

    http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/10/sea-novel.html

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  26. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the review.

    brandileigh2003@yahoo.com

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  27. Great review! I already had it on my tbr list, but now I'm adding it on my must-read list :)

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  28. I haven't read Sea before, but I'm generally not very much into romance fiction without any kind of supernatural elements.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  29. This book looks so good! I'm a bit backed up with books right now, but the second I need a new one, I'm getting it! Vania wows once again with her amazing book trailers!

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  30. Wow, great review. I better go find this one it sounds excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wow, I've been wanting to read this, so I'm glad to hear that it doesn't disappoint, and you're singing it's praises. It seems like a fantastic story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :D

    ♪♫ Ambur
    Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright

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  32. Thanks for the great review I have been uncertain on if I wanted to read this book. Now I know that I want to give it a try.

    apk1princess@live.com

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  33. Thanks for the review!
    I read Sea a while ago, and absolutely loved it. You're completely right about this book being unexpectedly awesome! Like you, I was just expecting fluff, but the relief effort theme was really interesting!

    365DaysReading(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I read Sea a few days ago and absolutely adored it. The development of Sienna's understanding of herself was artfully done. I was not expecting the ending, though...

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  35. I so need to read this book. I've heard such awesome things about it.
    lisadgibson@live.com

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  36. I've heard so many great things about this book! You are sooooo lucky you actually got to meet her and read the book!

    yilingni@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for the review. I have seen this book around and been curious about it. you make me want to read it!

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  38. I love this cover--it's gorgeous. I haven't read the book yet, but hopefully I will be able to soon.

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  39. This is definitely on my to-read shelf, simply because Kit loved it so much! Any book that makes anyone that ecstatic must be worth reading. Originally, I didn't think much of the premise, but I'm going to give it a try.

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  40. I have a weak side for books like this, that use real facts in the plot. Definitely will read it now.

    I'm needing a good romance too. ;)

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  41. Well how could I not want to read it after that review! It's been on my wishlist for a while but now I'm seriously intrigued! Thanks for the review!

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