2.5/3 stars435 pages
Published May 22, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
I'm wavering between a 2.5 and a 3 star rating.
The first couple of chapters were fantastic. I couldn't believe how gripping they were - kid at a summer camp drowns, but doesn't drown. Cool stuff happens to his body that allow him to breathe underwater.
But after he figures that whole body thing out and he finds some friends, the story kind of stalls. It picks back up toward the very end of the book with some major discoveries, but the previous lackluster story dulled the heightened tension. I really had to push through the "blah" to get to the "yah!"
I must say, though, that Kevin Emerson knows how to write a good bad guy.
There is some gore and swearing and allusions to teen sex.
I may read the next in the series. We'll see.