Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Water Crisis Chronicles Blog Tour and Giveaway

Book Blurb:

Waterfall by Amber Garr

(The Water Crisis Chonicles, #1)

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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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genres: Dystopia, New Adult--

In a future where the entire world is in crisis due to a water shortage, and terrorist organizations are destroying what little water remains, Zack and his friend Vee try to live regular lives with their families in a safe area. When their government controlled compound is bombed, both families flee into the unknown. Zack and Vee have no idea what the future holds for them, but will try to survive whatever obstacles arise.

I love myself some dystopian. I was on a kick for a while where that was pretty much all I read and I got a little burnt out because they all started blending together. Well, it has been a bit since I have read one, and I found myself completely lost in this story. I took the book with me to the gym to start reading one morning and got so wrapped up in the plot and the characters that it was an hour later and my workout was finished without me realizing the time. If I can forget I am on treadmill, then I applaud the author for taking me away in her story because it’s hard to do. I liked that while this was a dystopian about the sketchiness of the government which is a pretty common theme, the water aspect and terrorist attacks made it stand out. Also, the characters were compelling and I actually liked both of them, which isn’t always something I have felt in other dystopians (cough, cough, Hunger Games).

The plot was fast paced so there were not too many lulls in the story to make me bored or want to put the book down. Every time I thought I was at a good place to stop reading and play real life, something interesting would happen and I would make excuses to justify why I had to keep reading. And yes, for those who like romance (which is me) there is some warm fuzzies that occur here, which I was 100% for.

The story alternates narration between Zack and Vee at each chapter, which I love the multiple perspective approach. Zack for the most part has a laidback personality, with fierce protective instincts that rear up when he least expects it. Vee (which she says she hates being called but I think she secretly loves it) is the incredibly feisty, says what she wants at all times and wants to fight for a cause. The two balance each other out well, kind of like a yin and yang. I really appreciate that the author uses two separate voices and viewpoints so they are distinct characters and it is never a question as to who is narrating.

Overall I liked the story and look forward to see what happens next. This is my first book by this author and it won’t be my last.

I received this title from the author and Xpresso Reads in return for my honest review.

Book Blurb:

Waterproof (The Water Crisis Chronicles #2)

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.

Disclaimer: Waterproof is a new adult dystopian with sex, violence, and language that may not be suitable for a younger audience.

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Author Bio:

Amber 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 at www.ambergarr.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review!

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