This book is amazing. It's well written and full of excitement, drama, passion and intrigue. Every page either has you rivited by an intense battle, on the edge of your seat with anxiety or cheering for the powerful and beloved characters. Your heart feels every bit of happiness, anger, compassion, suspense, heartache and love that each and every one of these characters experiences. The more of this book you read the more sad you get, because it means it has to end. I recommend this book to all ages, it's a nail biting page-turner -Wess Roberts
As Atkinson's debut novel, this book is fantastic! The themes of this book center around family, strong female leads, facing your fears, and a touch of romance. Also, it has MERMAIDS or Serras which makes it even better. This book makes all my childhood mermaid fantasies come to life. 'Breathing Water' is for everyone, but especially girls/young women. It is worth a read. 4.5 stars.