Where I Found You (Sea #1)
by Heidi R. Kling
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published by Entangled Teen
Published on December 4th, 2017
After her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian Ocean, seventeen-year-old Sienna Jones gave up everything she loved about living in California. No more surfing. No more swimming. No more ocean, period. Playing it safe, hiding from the world, is the best call. Until her dad throws down the challenge of a lifetime: spend the summer with his humanitarian team in Indonesia, working with orphans who lost everything in a massive tsunami. The day they arrive, Sienna meets a mysterious boy named Deni, whose dark, intense eyes make her heart race. Their stolen nights force her to open up and live in a way she thought she couldn’t anymore. When she’s with Deni, she remembers the girl she used to be…and starts to feel like the woman he sees in her. A woman he wants for his own. Gulp. But when Deni’s past comes looking for him, Sienna’s faced with losing another person she loves. She can’t do it. Not again. Fortunately, this time, she has a plan.
Where I Found You by Heidi R. Kling was surprisingly not what I was expecting when I opened this book up. Heidi has a way of drawing you into a story that you don't want to not finish, but don't want to finish because it was interesting and enjoyable. The characters and the story come to life under Heidi's writing.
I really liked Sienna, and seeing how she grew and changed throughout the novel from where she began. I also really liked Deni, and thought he was intriguing and mysterious, and his personality went well with Sienna's personality. I loved how their relationship developed, and what it changed in them as they got to know one another. But don't let the cover full you, this story isn't only about the romance between the two of them - it's definitely much more than that.
I would highly recommend if you are a fan of YA contemporary novels.
About the Author
Her first novel, SEA (Putnam), was a Gateway Readers Award Finalist & Northern California Book of the Year nominee, was a Summer 2010 Indie Next Pick and a Goodreads “Mover and Shaker”.