Girl Underwater

Girl Underwater is a fun and scary story about survival and what you are willing to do to stay alive. Avery and Colin fend for themselves along with three other people when their red-eye flight crashes and leaves them stranded.

In all honesty it was the cover that caught my attention first about this book. The colors and title just really popped and then when I read the description I knew I had to read it. I have never read Claire Kells before but I think she might just be added onto my authors to read list. My sister is always telling me to find authors I like and Claire caught my attention.

The plot was clear and I wasn't confused as I read along. What it really comes down to is survival until help comes along. Avery and Colin face a lot of obstacles but in the end I think it helped them be stronger and learn more about themselves. I really enjoyed reading this book.

Book Blurb for Girl Underwater

An adventurous debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness.

Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.

That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could’ve imagined.

In the wilderness, the concept of survival is clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.00