Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: Waterfall and Waterproof by Amber Garr

Book & Author details:

Waterfall & Waterproof by Amber Garr 
(The Water Crisis Chonicles, #1) 
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult

Synopsis book 1 - Waterfall:
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?

Waterfall by Amber Garr follow two teenagers who are fighting for survival. In book one we learn about the water crisis and how the government was rationing in order to care for their citizens. War starts to break out and no one is truly safe. Zach and Vivienne are best of friends and along with their families are forced to find a new way of living once war breaks out. 

The story is told in first person by each of the characters. Each chapter went back and forth between the young couple. What I liked is that the story picked up where the other dropped off but from a new perspective. It was like when an older couple that have been married for so long can tell a story together, it’s the same one just from a different angle. I also liked having a strong female lead. I mean physically stronger than her football playing friend and he was okay with her always there to save his butt. I felt like I was there on the road to survival with them, one of the pack. I would get so intently involved that I wouldn’t want to stop reading and go to bed.  I was glad to have books one and two so I could hurriedly continue on.

Synopsis book 2 - Waterproof:
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.

I love a good series that makes you sad when it ends and you NEED to rush out and get the next one. If you are too, start reading this one.  As we move on to book two, Waterproof, the best friends are becoming even closer and friendship could turn into something more. Zach and Viv realize how much they need each other not just romantically but for stability in their lives. Their world has been turned upside down and shaken and these to learn how important they are to the others survival. As if there weren’t enough happening the story takes a twisted turn that made my stomach turn in knots, but you have to read it to find that out yourself.

If you were a Hunger Games fanatic, you are going to enjoy this book. I loved HG and I found myself thinking which lifestyle would be worse. Plus, with the water shortage in CA, where I am from, this story seemed plausible and started to freak me out that it could happen. Amber Garr did a great job of pulling me in and being a part of the journey with Zach and Viv. She has created a world that hits all your sensory buttons. 

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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

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  1. Great reviews, Sadie! This sounds like a great series and I did love the Hunger Games so it sounds like something I would like for sure! It sounds like a very scary world building and the whole story seems character driven which is awesome! Glad you liked it! :)

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