Title: The 100 Year Miracle
Author: Ashley Ream
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publish Date: May 24, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Once a century, for
only six days, the bay around a small Washington island glows like a
water-bound aurora. Dr. Rachel Bell, a scientist studying the 100-Year
Miracle and the tiny sea creatures that create it, knows a secret about
the phenomenon that inspired the region’s myths and folklore: the rare
green water may contain a power that could save Rachel's own life (and
change the world). When Rachel connects with Harry and Tilda, a divorced
couple cohabiting once again as Harry enters the last stages of a
debilitating disease, Harry is pulled into Rachel's obsession and hope
as they both grasp at this once-in-a-lifetime chance to save themselves.
the Miracle does things to people. Strange and mysterious things. And
as these things begin to happen, Rachel has only six days to uncover and
control the Miracle's secrets before the waters go dark for another
My Two Cents:
"The 100 Year Miracle" is the story of Rachel, Tilda, and Harry, three characters who come together in some very surprising ways. Every 100 years, water surrounding the area where Harry and Tilda glows green with bio luminescence. Rachel believes that she knows how to harness the power of the water in order to create life saving substance. It'll change the lives of her and those around her. This is a very original story that captivated my mind and imagination.
The characters in this book fascinated. Rachel is especially fascinating. She is a scientist driven in doing something good with the glowing green water even if it means sneaking around in order to do it. I really wanted to know more about what made her tick. She is so secretive throughout the book that it was hard to really get to know her throughout the story because I felt like I was being held at arm's length. I wanted to know more about her and why she wants to do what she does throughout the book.
Overall, the writing of the book was pretty good. The story is very original, which kept me engaged in seeing where it goes. I love books that can surprise one and this one definitely did that. The ending especially surprised me!