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In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.
"Mustn't. Just mustn't. Now run along and be a good girl like the others..."
But the protagonist in Waterwight isn't like the others. She's done with being shunned by those who refuse to discuss "The Event," the global catastrophe that changed the planet, left them orphans, and continues to pose a threat to frightened survivors.
Celeste has been troubled by bizarre dreams and nightmares while living in the children's home, and shortly after running away one night in search of answers, she questions her sanity when it appears she can communicate with animals. Delighted in other evolving powers, especially her ability to fly, she nevertheless questions a mysterious mountain spirit's challenge that she must find the key to stopping the water - a silvery-pink, stinking ooze that destroys everything in its path.
But Celeste has no idea how to do it or why she's the one who must find the answer.
She also doesn't know why a wicked shapeshifter wants to kill her.
A flying frog, Orville, saves her from certain death and becomes her guardian as she navigates to a village of superstitious survivors on the other side of the big water. There, she finds other young people with emerging superpowers; they are kept isolated and in fear, though, by one old lady who disciplines the survivors.
Meanwhile, the planet continues to change in horrible ways.
Although Old Man Massive tells her she must hide her true identity, he also reminds her to "never forget who you are." Celeste must discover who she is to save the planet.
©2017 Laurel McHargue (P)2017 Laurel McHargue
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5 out of 5 stars
By Zoe on 06-06-17


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Waterwight is a fantastic read. It is a fresh take on a post-apocalyptic world, blended with fantasy and supernatural powers, with an ending that leaves you hungry for more.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kitty ranma on 03-31-18

something different

This was great but is basically with a cliffhanger ending. I can't wait for the next part.
The narrator has a easy to listen to voice, she brings the story to life.
This Audiobook was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Action-packed, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Great world building, Original, Page-turner, Unpredictable, Wonderful characters.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Layla on 08-15-17

A great read!

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This book is not what I expected. There were a lot of twists and turns with a bit of mystery. It is not as predictable as I thought it would be. I gave it four stars because I found it to be slow at times.

Would recommend for all ages.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 07-12-17

.Amazing ,Magical and Breathtaking !

Waterwight is a breathtaking book to my add to my favorites -- a truly wild rollercoaster, brilliantly woven with plot twists and thrilling from beginning till end, and also an absolutely beautiful journey sprinkled with countless gut-wrenching moments. Enthralling, action-packed and heartwarming (yes, you read that right), this book deserves every praise known to humankind and I bow down to the queens in eternal awe -- Laurel and Sandra, did a spectacular job . Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next. Fantastic varied narration by Sandra Murphy made the already fantastically believable characters more believable and creating such an amazing world filled with crazy l,lovable magic in audio format just adds a whole new dimension and increases the enjoyment of a truly wonderful magical book.Maybe even more so than usual because it didn't go the way I thought it would. Books that aren't predictable are a treasure - especially in this genre.
It's the start of a series apparently and I will definitely be looking for more by this author.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion.a big thumbs up from me.

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