Review: Waterfall and Waterproof by Amber Garr – Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop of Waterfall and Waterproof by Amber Garr hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


WaterfallAuthor: Amber Garr

Tittle: Waterfall

Series: The Water Crisis Chonicles, book 1

Genres: Dystopia, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 155 pages, Ebook

Published: June 2015

Purchase Links: Amazon || B&N

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481


Blurb (from Goodreads):

The water is gone. The wars have begun.

Clean water is a luxury most can no longer afford. Climate change, industrial sabotage, and greed have turned country against country as each one tries to provide for its citizens. Terrorist groups target desalinization plants and frustrated governments hunt those who work against them. Rationing, sequestering, and patrolling have become routine at a time when there are too many people and not enough resources.

While the world around them disintegrates into chaos, Zach and Vivienne hope that their life in a government-run complex will retain some semblance of normalcy. But when attacks on their water supplies bring war to their sheltered community, they must accept their new fate. Stay and fight or flee and endure—it’s a difficult decision with lasting consequences.

Will they choose what’s safe? Or will they choose to survive?


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I enjoyed a lot while reading Waterfall. This book was actually a novella first, later developed into a full length novel. It depicts the incidents that happened before Waterproof.

This book takes place when water is very scarce and nearly all the resources have been exhausted. Zach and Vivienne are best friends and they attending high school at that time when their fathers packed up their belongings and fled from their city to another place because the government were taking people above 18 year old in the factory and it’s known that once they go in, they never come back. Both their families join a group of people known as deserters and hence begins their journey of survival.

The plot was quite interesting. Vivienne’s father worked for the government and that’s why he got to know that the draft was going to take place in their city. So they all managed to flee somehow otherwise they would have taken to the factory. I enjoyed the action quite a lot. I also loved the friendship between Zach and Vivienne, they were ready to protect each other at all cost. It was quite difficult for them to leave their old lives and settle for a new one but they had no other option rather than living like a scavenger.

The characters were pretty great as well. I liked Vivienne, she was more brave and fierce than Zach who usually was a calm and normal guy. There’s no romantic relationship between them yet in this book but nonetheless I liked their bond. I loved their parents as well.

Overall, Waterfall was a really good read with a strong plot and great characters. The writing was simple and easy to read. I easily finished this in one sitting and it was fast paced through the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


WaterproofAuthor: Amber Garr

Tittle: Waterproof

Series: The Water Crisis Chonicles, book 2

Genres: Dystopia, Sci-fi, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 176 pages, Ebook

Published: September 12th 2013 by Smashwords Edition

Purchase Links: Amazon || B&N

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Dying of thirst is the new reality.

Five years after the last drop of clean water disappeared, global societies collapsed and nuclear war shattered all hope of recovery. In a place now only a skeleton of its former self, survivors fight to avoid capture by the government. Forced to work in factories that produce the only drinking water available, those who go in, never come out.

Zach and Vivienne have lived as deserters since they were teenagers. Fighting amongst their own and scrounging for the necessities of life, they’ve learned to rely on each other in every way. Yet when tragedy strikes and the true objectives of the government facility are revealed, their world is ripped apart. A fate once thought to hold their demise may be the sole answer to their survival. Who can they trust? Who can they believe?

In this life, it pays to be waterproof.


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Waterproof starts after 5 years after the incidents that took place in the first book. Zach and Vivienne are constantly on the run and they still live with the deserters. Water has been totally wiped out and the remaining water bodies have been contaminated to such an extent that they can’t be purified. All of them have to fight and struggle to get water from the government trucks or other places. Not only this, they have to fight other deserters for survival as well. But when Vivienne and a few others are captured, the remaining of them set out to rescue them from the factory and when they learn about the shocking truth, it will change their lives forever.

I enjoyed the plot. Five years have passed, their lives have been quite altered. Zach and Vivienne have both lost their parents and they are still struggling to live this kind of life. They are constantly fighting for survival. I enjoyed the action here as well. Finally they admitted that they feel something for each other, more than friends. I did like their romance but something felt missing. The truth about what happens in the factory also comes out, I thought I was going to be shocked by the revelation, and the truth was indeed horrifying but I didn’t feel that much shocked by it. I think I wanted it to enfold in a more dramatic way which didn’t happen.

The characters have evolved in this book. They were still the same people but they were more mature and skilled fighters. I loved Zach and Vivienne and I liked their banters and friendship. I also liked the other characters as well such as Hunter, Max and Sasha. All of them formed quite a bit of strange but a strong family.

Overall, I throughly enjoyed reading Waterproof. The plot was nice and the characters were still great. I enjoyed the romance but felt something was missing and also I wanted the plot twist to be more dramatic. But other than that I enjoyed everything. The writing was smooth, I finished this book in one sitting as well. And the pace was fast throughout the book. It ended in a cliffhanger so it left us hanging in suspense. I definitely want to read the book 3 and see what what happens next.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

Amber-2Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling novels The Syrenka Series, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles, The Leila Marx Novels, and the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie. Find out more here.

Author Links:

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Giveaway:

  • Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
  • Ebooks of Waterfall and Waterproof (INTL)

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5 thoughts on “Review: Waterfall and Waterproof by Amber Garr – Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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