Monday, October 12, 2015

At Water's Edge by S McPherson (The Water Rushes, #1)

At Water's Edge
by S. McPherson

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Water Rushes - Book 1
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: S McPherson Books
ISBN-10: 0993360505
ISBN-13: 978-0993360503
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 346 pages
Available from: Amazon

At Water's Edge tells the tale of a seventeen year old girl in England who falls in love with an eighteen year old boy from another world. A case of mistaken identity, lost portals and battling empires leads to an adventure between worlds, centered around love, loss and magic.

Here is the back cover blurb:

I suppose my life began the night it almost ended. The night I fled down Cuckilbury Mountain and his outstretched hand pulled me through a portal and into his world of magic and empires.

But my journey to his side will end in one of two ways; with my return or with my demise. There are rumours of a gem; a way for us to exist in the same realm but no one knows if these rumours are true or just things of legend.

Now that I’ve found him though, it seems unbearable to exist in a world where he does not.

They say love can cross oceans but can it cross worlds?

At Water's Edge by S McPherson (The Water Rushes, #1)

At Water's Edge (The Water Rushes, #1)Do you believe there can be parallel worlds, similar to, yet different from Earth? Could another you be existing in another place? Is your true love waiting across a portal? Can one exist in another world with their “twin?” So many exciting questions, right? Discover another place, lost portals and an adventure filled with danger, misunderstandings and even young love. At Water’s Edge by S. McPherson is a journey into another world, another reality touched with humor, power and new discoveries.

Desoray’s life is worse than anything Cinderella knew. She has no fairy godmother to help her find the magic of a happy ever after. What she does have is a drunken brother who takes pleasure in brutalizing her, beating her and humiliating her at every turn. Then they came, from another world, through a mystical portal and Desoray is transported into another world, filled with magic, brighter stars and a boy named Milo. Her “twin” is left behind on Earth, and the portal will not open for fourteen days. Can Desoray fool those around her into believing she is a powerful magic user like her twin, Lexovia?

Meanwhile, Lexovia becomes the responsibility of Nathaniel, Desoray’s own Knight in Shining armor on Earth. New to electricity, television and even clocks, she must learn to master a world that includes Desoray’s brutal brother’s wrath. Will he find he is no match for the sister he sees before him?

S. McPherson has put a new face on young adult fantasy with the brilliant strokes of her pen! Imagine two worlds connected by a portal, a time limit to death and finally finding happiness in a world you don’t belong in? Is there a way for Milo and Desoray to exist together with their love? Legends say yes, but are they stories for a child’s bedtime or are they truth faded through time? Clever dialogue, highwire tension, an amazing world filled with magical creatures, let go of reality and embrace S. McPherson’s. The hardest part will be leaving until she invites us back!

I received an ARC edition in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Your review has truly touched me! I am very happy you enjoyed my story and feel very blessed that you have shared your opinion. Thank you very much!

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'At Water's Edge'.