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Review of Identity by Annabelle Batie

Updated: Mar 31

Hello Visionaries! I'm so happy to see all of you today! We've got our first ever review on the blog today!!! Yay! I'm so excited! I'm reviewing Identity by my dear friend Annabelle Batie! Awesomely enough, Annabelle and I started getting to know each other when I volunteered to help beta read Identity, so that's super awesome!

Are you guys read to hear my thoughts on this awesome book? I thought so! Here we go!


Emerged into a contemporary setting with a mermaid twist! I loved this story so much! Seeing Maria grow as a character and Alex! My heart! I love Alex, you guys! This was just such a good book!


Maria is the main POV, and she's a lot of fun. She doubts herself and is totally blown away by discovery after discovery...but she's such a dear who really just wants to find out who she is and what that means...

Alex...*hugs* I love this guy! His humor, his whole character!!! I loved his POVs! I will admit he makes mistakes and could have handled some things better, but we're all human right...well, or merfolk? Whatever, we all get to make some mistakes and still be loved!

There are some great side characters...some side characters I was stunned by and some that are just so funny you can't help but laugh that round out the cast! Grace was a sweet little side character that I adore!


I'd say the main themes are discovering who you are and realizing that even when we feel as if we don't belong anywhere in the world...we belong to God. We are His children even if we have no earthly home and over all our Identity is found in Him!


So cute! Just a nice, subtle but adorable romance! I loved it!!! It was just so good and funny and ahh...did my heart good!




I really enjoyed this book! I loved the story and the mermaid setting and just...ah, it was so much fun to read and I enjoyed it so much!!!! This is a Young Adult book that will capture your heart and hold you captive!!! I loved it!!!


Author Bio

Annabelle Batie is a teenage author and book-enthusiast. She loves mermaids and all kinds of fantasy, and thoroughly enjoys reading and/or writing a good book. She is very passionate about her Christian faith, and she wants to share that passion with others. You will typically find her at her desk writing, playing the piano, or hanging out with her friends. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where she homeschools with her three younger siblings and parents. You can visit her on her website,


Order - Identity (Daughters of the Sea: Book 1) - Amazon

Annabelle's Blog - Annabelle Batie - Blog

Tour Schedule

Wednesday, March 1

Annabelle Batie - Tour Kickoff

Thursday, March 2

Rhys-Marie Whitnell - Spotlight

Kaytlin Phillips - Review (You're here!)

Friday, March 3

Vanessa Hall - Spotlight

Ava Coulter - Interview

Break for the weekend…

Monday, March 6

Joy Calle Martinez - Spotlight

Lorelei Angelino (Pinterest) - Spotlight

Aletheianna Mercy - Spotlight

Tuesday, March 7

Mayim - Interview

Wednesday, March 8

Grace A. Johnson - Spotlight

Micah Collier - Interview

Thursday, March 9

Adele H. (Newsletter) - Review

Friday, March 10

Annabelle Batie - Tour Wrap-Up


So, if you guys haven't pre-order a copy of Identity yet, you can do that in the link above! Or you can wait just until the paperback releases in the next few days!!! Eeeee! So exciting!!! I can't wait!!! Don't forget to follow the tour as well!

Let me know y'alls thoughts in the comments! Have you read Identity? Are you following Annabelle's blog? Would you like to see more reviews or just the occasional one during a blog tour? Let me know in the comments!

Bless! Kaytlin Phillips

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