Thursday 7 June 2018

Where the Sea Takes Me (Sea #2) ♥ Blog Tour Plus Giveaway

Where the Sea Takes Me (Sea #2) 


Two years later might as well be two lifetimes.
Sienna’s in college, working hard to achieve her dreams, and trying to love another boy—and halfway succeeding. She’d be totally happy with her life if she could just stop dreaming about him. Deni. The boy she left behind on the shores of Banda Aceh. 
When she gets word Deni’s coming to America, Sea’s world shifts. And when he arrives on her doorstep, she's shaken to the core.
Sparks don’t just fly, they soar—and threaten to burn down the new life she’s so patiently, persistently, built. 
When they’re both invited to join a relief mission in Cambodia, they jump at the chance to help…and be together. As the time and distance between them melts away in the sticky Cambodian heat, Sienna knows her heart can’t take losing him again. 
And that’s exactly what might happen.  

Paperback, 340 pages
Where the Sea Takes Me (Sea #2)
Heidi R. Kling
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: June 4th 2018
Entangled Teen

Excerpt #1

In less than two hours, Deni would be in a car with me.
I was going to be sick.

“Sienna.” His right eye twitched. He didn’t wear glasses anymore. After laser surgery (Vera’s idea) he didn’t need them. I still wasn’t used to his eyes without the glass cover. “I honestly don’t know about his wife. I assume she’s still around. Let’s just focus on the fact he’s coming to visit, okay? It’ll only be for a few days. And then, we’re off to Cambodia.” He patted my hand. “This means you won’t get much of a break after finals, but you don’t mind showing Deni around a bit, right?”
Did I mind? It was only what I’d dreamed of for the two years since I tore myself out of his arms on the broken shores of Banda Aceh, no matter how hard I tried to keep the memory of Deni in my past.
“No, it’s okay.” I didn’t want to show him my range of emotion. How torn I felt. How huge this was for me to see Deni again after finally getting ready to move on with Spider. I wouldn’t want him putting Deni in a hotel.
I felt like Dad and I should be on the same page about this summer, though. About what Spider asked.
“Want to hear another thing making this summer interesting?”

“Spider asked me to move in with him.”

Dad choked on a popcorn kernel. “What?” he asked, sputtering. “First Deni is coming, and now a boy wants my daughter to move in with him? Your old dad is going to have a heart attack.”
“Believe me,” I said. “None of this was my idea.”
“Are you and Spider dating? I thought you were just good friends.”
“Well, we aren’t dating, but... He said he wants it to be more.”
It felt weird to talk about this with my dad, but we’d bonded in Indonesia. Things had been a lot better between us since then.
“How do you feel?”
I got up and started to pace. “I like Spider. I always have. But why now? Why did this have to happen the same morning we find out Deni is on his way? I mean, obviously Deni is married but still...having him here will be weird.”
Dad considered me. “Sometimes life presents you with the perfect storm, and it’s up to you to figure out how to navigate your way through it.”
Perfect storm? More like a tsunami.
And I wasn’t ready.

Review: ♥ ♥
Where the sea takes me is the sequel to Where I found you. In the first book, Sienna found a way to kick-start her life after depression. She lost her mum and gave up on life. A trip abroad to work as a Good Samaritan was just what she needed. While there she met a boy, Deni he made her realise her life wasn't over. Now two years later, Sienna still dreams of her two weeks with Deni, but her own life has moved on. Her best friend, Spider wants her to be his, but she can't stop thinking of the boy that got away. Spider is the easy option. Her best friend and companion, but Sienna's heart is placed elsewhere. When Deni is presenting a film he made locally, Sienna gets to see the boy she dreams of again. The girl she was before her mum passed is gone, and what is left is the girl who wants to help others.
Her latest good venture takes us to Cambodia to help some young girls. This isn't Spiders sort of thing and Deni is keen to follow her. This is about going after what matters, but unfortunately Sienna can't please everyone.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a continuous story, however, contains catch up information. I would recommend you read book one first. It is likely there will be a book 3.

4 stars out of 5. An interesting story, but I did feel sorry for Spider. Sienna should have been honest with him. I felt she was leading him on. He wanted more and Sienna was happy to keep him as a friend.

This series is unique and the storyline is more than the average book. It's likeable but also unlikeable in the same breath.

Where I Found You (Sea #1)

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.


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.

About the Author

Heidi R. Kling writes books about normal girls in fantastic situations.

Her debut novel SEA (Penguin/Putnam) was a finalist for Northern California Book of the Year," an IndieNext Summer Pick, Goodreads “Mover and Shaker," Scholastic Reading Pick, and Gateway Reader’s Award Finalist among other generous accolades. SEA, which launched June, 2010, is a bittersweet love story set in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and is set to relaunch with Entangled Teen December 4 as WHERE I FOUND YOU (Sea series #1) with its sequel WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME out April, 2018!

After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in New York, Heidi returned to the Bay Area where she lives with her family in a tiny seaside village like the towns in her books.

She's also the author of the acclaimed PAINT MY BODY RED (for fans of Speak and 13 Reasons Why), bestselling romantic comedy NOT OKAY, CUPID and the Spellspinners of Melas County series about feuding witches and warlocks.

Please visit her on twitter (Heidi R. Kling) where she loves to live-tweet TV shows, overuse gifs and chat with her readers about books, love and travel. She's very fortunate to write stories for a living and is grateful to you for reading them!

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