Still haunted by nightmares of her mother's death, fifteenyearold Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father's relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress disordersomething Sienna knows a lot about Since her mother's plane went missing over the Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn't do anything if it involves the ocean or planes, so this trip is a big step forward But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage, and just so happens to be HOT When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn't think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts

10 thoughts on “Sea

  1. Heidi Heidi says:

    What I Learned From This Book

    1. A book takes a long time to write.

    2. Most of writing is revising.

    3. I'm grateful and happy I have a book coming out.

    4. I hope people like it.

    My rating system: A star for each year I worked on SEA: 2005-2010. =)

  2. Kristy Kristy says:

    The seaweed is always greener in sombody else's lake, you dream about going up there but that is a big mistake. Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Under the sea.......

    And, here we have yet another book that 100% shocked me...
    I thought this was going to be either:
    a: a retelling of 'The little mermaid'
    b: a cheesy love story envolving the ocean
    c: or a combo of both

    But, this was not even remotely any of those. This book was not really even about the ocean.
    Sienna, a fifteen year old american girl who has recently lost her mother to a plane crash across the world in the indian ocean has been given a suprise ticket for her birthday. A plane ticket to Indonesia. She doesn't want to go at first, but she watches a video of all the orphaned tsunami victims that she could potentially help and she is compelled to go. She has to go. She needs to go. She goes.
    She meets Deni, an orphan boy from a nearby island. They instantlly bond. The grow together. The heal and help each other. Typically not something I would think I would like to read, but this one was so heartfelt and emotional.... it was just so good.

    Sidenote: I think the cover needs to be something different, more serious so it doesn't look like a romance novel. I think the cover is pretty and it's probably what made me pick this book up, but it makes the book look like something it's not...

  3. Nic Nic says:

    I wanted to tell him that you can meet someone and they can change your life forever, even if you have only known him for a short while, that when you leave, you're a different person than before you meet him.....

    This is the story of Sienna who's mother disappeared in a plane crash overseas when doing relief work 3 years ago. Sienna is still greiving the loss of her mother and is haunted by nightmares. For her 15th birthday her Dad gives her a plane ticket to go to Indonesia to do relief work with him at an orphanage. Sienna relucantly goes despite her fears. When Sienna arrives she meets and is instantly drawn to Deni a 17 year old orphaned survivor of the tsunami.

    Sea is a beautiful and breathtaking coming of age story that deals with loss and falling in love. This writing and plot captured my attention quickly and I read this book within 24 hours. Sometimes when you read a book that deals with loss you cry more than you smile but not with Sea. This book had the perfect balance . I also loved that most of the story was set in Indonesia. Even though it was sad to read about the devasting effects of the tsunami, I enjoyed learning about their culture.

    This is a wonderful story that touched my heart. I can't wait to see what Heidi R. Kling writes next.

  4. Whitney Atkinson Whitney Atkinson says:

    Very different from anything I've read! I only knocked a star off because it was a little bit angsty.

  5. Erica Erica says:

    Heidi R Kling has written a breath-taking debut with Sea! Readers are plunged head first into a heartbreaking story of loss, hope, and new experiences. Sea is a book that speaks to everyone, but everyone can take something a little different away.

    Sea is a touching story that helps a person connect with themselves. It is a book to make you think, and think deep. You look at the situation these characters are in, and it makes you look at the world around you in an entirely different way.

    The characters were wonderfully written. I fell in love with Elli - I wanted to pull her off the page and just give her a hug. She was a little ball of sunshine even after all the horrors she had been through. Sienna was a wonderful main character. She was compassionate, and had drive - she had experienced horrors in her past and wanted to help others work through their horrors. She fit no cliches and was her own person. One of my favorite things about Sea was there were so many characters you may have only heard from once or twice, and they stuck with you throughout the entire book. And with all the characters, it almost seemed like you could hear their voices in your head.

    When I first read this description of Sea and heard there was this relationship between Deni and Sienna I was excited. As I read, I found out Sienna would be in Indonesia only 2 weeks, and for a moment I remember thinking, Oh no! Will that connection be real? I mean, can something that awesome believably build in that short of a time? I was worried for a minute that that connection they had would fall flat, and not live up to my expectations, but Heidi R Kling left no room for doubts or anything with the strong connection Sea and Deni had. It was so intense and beautiful, you were simply drawn to it. Their relationship was so involved, and blew you away.

    As you read, you get this feel of Indonesian culture. You saw the characters' struggles, and that presence of culture just intensified the reality of them. I also loved the setting - it was unique. I had never read a story in this setting, and everything was new. That made Sea a hundred times better, as you didn't just feel like you were along side the main character discovering this new world to them. In Sea you literally were along side Sienna discovering Indonesia and its culture.

    When you are reading Sea, you would by no means guess that it is a debut novel. The story leaps off the page and speaks to you. It's a journey of the heart and emotions. Once I started reading, I had troubles putting it down. Sea is a book for all types of people, it is one you don't want to miss.

  6. Danielle& Danielle& says:

    Sienna stopped living the day her mother died. She stopped loving everything and became distant from the life she once knew. On her birthday her dad gives her the opportunity to turn her life around and get back on track with her dreams. Her dream was to follow in her parents footsteps, but this is what lead to her mothers unfortunate departure. Sienna has to find the courage to find herself again and she could find so much more.

    Where I found you takes us into a world many people can't even imagine. Sienna is given the opportunity to join her fathers team . They are spending the summer helping out with orphans who have lost everything in a tsunami.

    Deni is the mystery boy she meets. He awakens Sienna in a way she had forgotten existed, but Deni is from a different walk of life. He has his own problems.

    Where I found you is so much more than a romance novel. This book has so much culture and interesting facts as well as the storyline. I definitely learnt a thing or 2. There are some interesting characters that made me want to know more about them. It has a heartfelt storyline with an element of truth. It's about finding yourself and moving forward with life.

    4 stars out of 5.

    *ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

    Book 2: Where the sea takes me is out 2nd April 2018.

  7. ~Tina~ ~Tina~ says:

    Sea is a story about a girl named Sienna Jones, once she lived her life large, but her mothers death made her fearful and so she became distant and lost.
    Her father, who also feels the weight of lost wants to help others to feel useful again and wants Sienna to join him on Team Hope to Indonesia, to help the tsunami victims for two weeks.
    Can a journey of love and hope make Sienna live and feel again?

    This is just a beautiful written story filled with rich romance and an eye opener for everything that you hold dear.
    This one really surprised me, I knew it was a love story, yes, but I didn't know it was going to take us to us to a place that holds tragic and despair but only when you really look we find compassion and hope. I found myself getting wrapped up in the these children and the love story between Sienna and Deni is so precious.
    With wonderful amazing characters and great writing, Heidi Kling sets a gorgeous story of lost, letting go and moving on.

    Touching, moving and memorable, Sea is a sweet gem and a fantastic debut!

  8. April April says:

    Imagine, if you will, a book that will melt your heart simultaneously reminding you of a 1940s black and white film, despite it being set in the present. Are you picturing? Picture an exotic location, such as say, Indonesian. Now, add in a large smattering of romance and you have Sea by Heidi R. Kling.
    Read the rest of my review here

  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    I'm just having horrible luck lately. All these books I've been reading lately have been sub-par, and Sea was no exception. The cover and synopsis sounded promising and I had a friend pining to read it after me. Needless to say, I spared her the torment. I think, I need to stop reading about anyone under the age of sixteen. If you can't drive a car, you should have no opinion about romance. You are a brainless child still and shouldn't be running away with some strange boy in a foreign country, directly disobeying your father. RUDE! Have you gathered I'm not a fan of our protagonist? I couldn't even connect with the loss of her mother. She died on a tiny plane and Sienna won't even look at a massive jet. And the romance. You're fifteen - STOP. Plus, you barely know the boy, and you're leaving in a few weeks! I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I'm not a fan of sideburns, scraggly goatee, and a limp. Oh yeah, he sounds sexy. I might have even gotten past all of that, but then she has to run away with him. After which, he promises to find her in America, but then he finds his long lost fiance, and oops, nevermind. Sienna is cool with that though because Spider (WTF??) is waiting to have a hot makeout session when she gets home. Oh and dad is totally forgiving of her running away. Ugh. This has turned into a rant, so let me get to the point.

    1.5-stars. I'm feeling generous. Don't read this book unless you yourself are under sixteen and okay with stupid romance and immature behavior.

  10. Miranda Miranda says:

    3.5 / 5 Fangs

    I did not know what to expect going into this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! This story was full of romance, self-discovery, loss, angst, and hope. The author tied in so many different elements to this story, which kept the plot refreshing and interesting. The angst in this book was a little much at times, but it definitely kept the story moving!

    I loved how this book mainly took place in Indonesia. I have never been to Indonesia before or read a book set there, so it was so interesting to read about. I don't know a lot about their culture, but it seemed like the author researched their customs and tried to represent it as accurately as possible.

    I really enjoyed the cast of characters in this book. Sienna, the main character, was a really inspiring girl. I felt her pain and anguish over the traumatizing events of her past. It was so wonderful to watch her overcome her fears and become a stronger person. Her growth throughout this story was one of the best parts of this book. There were also a lot of well developed side characters that added depth to the plot. The only characters I wish I could have seen more of were Spider and Bev. Bev was Sienna's best friends from the states, so we didn't get to see a lot of her throughout the book. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will see more of her in book two! The relationship between Spider and Sienna left a lot of unanswered questions, so I am also hoping to see that addressed more in the sequel.

    The romance in this book was full of passion and intimate moments. Deni said some corny lines, but I still swooned just like Sienna did. However, I was always a little wary of Deni though because I felt like he had some secrets he was hiding. There were a lot of obstacles that Deni and Sienna had to face, and I am intrigued to see how those obstacles will carry over into in the sequel. I truly did feel the connection between Deni and Sienna, even if their romance was a little rushed towards the end. I ship them SO HARD. I NEED ANSWERS ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND I WANT THEM TO GET THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

    Overall, I thought Where I Found You was an entertaining and memorable read. I am extremely excited to see what adventures the characters go on in the sequel!

    3.5 / 5 Fangs

    *This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. *

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