Saturday, July 2, 2016

*Review* Blue Waters by India R. Adams

Genre: YA
Published: February 16, 2016
Pages: 116


"The blue water I sank through was angelic, quiet, peaceful…"

Whitney is a vivacious, highly spirited 17-year-old girl. Her motto, "Live life to the fullest" is derailed when the young man, who's captured her attention, turns out to be the son of a drug tycoon- the same that provided the drugs that killed her brother. Whitney believes she simply need to heal from her first heartache, not knowing she is a part of a devious trade, one against human rights, and she has been… since the day age was born.

Blue Waters is the first Novella in a Tainted Waters, and begins a story of deception, corruption, self-discovery, and love with all that it demands you sacrifice…

"There was a beauty in dying that day…"


I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program in the hopes that I would leave an honest review.

I wanted to like this book. It has an almost entirely blue cover which is a major selling point for me. Unfortunately it left me wanting. For one thing, it has a major case of irrational instal-love. There was almost no relationship building and then all of a sudden the two main characters just can't live without each other. It did not work for me at all. 

The insta-love leads to some other bizarre things that felt completely unrealistic to me, and I can't even give a single example because they're all connected to a huge spoiler, but it led to a whole lot of eye-rolling on my part while reading. 

The basic premise of the book seems intriguing, but for me, it just felt way too short for everything that happened (and yes, I realize it's a novella, but I feel like it encompassed way too much to be sufficient as a novella). 2 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

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About the Author

India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels and novellas, music for her Forever series, and designed jewelry for some of her book characters.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, "I'm simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections."

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.

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