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This weeks read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Y’all know I love me some India R. Adams (#indieauthorsrock) so after I gushed about how much I enjoyed Blue Waters, India sent over it’s companion, Black Waters. Bookworm score!
I started the book thinking it was a continuation of the previous novel (stop and read that review here then proceed) which ended with a major cliffhanger. Turns out, this novel is told from the perspective of Link and covers the same time line as Blue Waters, extending out past the major cliffhanger. (Thank god because I was seriously afraid it would be the same cliffhanger but then just even more feels because now I know this whole *other* side of the story line.) Black Waters dives much deeper (see what I did there) into the danger and background of the characters and let me tell you, it was a lot. Many of the lingering questions from Blue Waters are revealed from Links perspective and really give the reader greater insight into how all the characters are linked (haha I did it again) together, and the past that has lead them into the dangerous predicament they now all find themselves in. I know I said from my review of Blue Waters that I was team Crash all the way and I was *not* feeling a Link/Whit love story but damn if India didn’t change my mind. It’s amazing how reading the same set of events from another characters perspective can really alter how you feel about situations and connections between characters. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still a big Crash fan (we’ve been through the whole bad boy thing- they are intoxicating what can I say?) but understanding the ending would have just left me pissed if I had read it in Blue Waters versus Black Waters. I could come to terms with a lot that transpired in the end, knowing Links side of things. This book was filled with some pretty shocking revelations that were complete mind = blown situations which of course are always great to read. I love having to stop a book and just be like, damn…….., for a minute before I pick back up and continue, those are the best.
From a little sneak peak at the end I know there is more to these characters story to come (score!) so I will just sit by (not so) patiently and wait to catch up with them!