*Review* Waterproof – Amber Garr

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Synopsis:

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.

Waterproof

My Review: 4 out of 5 Stars **** Read 12/6/2013

Wasn’t expecting this story! This is one of those gems that warm you, like finding a great old movie on TV when the weather is raging outside. In short, I liked it. I liked it a lot.

The story hits its pace right from the first page. Its five years after the wars have raged, and there is little to no water, but Zach has found some. Has stolen some, and is now running for his life with a gang of Mad Max type crazy’s after him.

He’s in a world of hurt until Vivienne (Vee) comes to his aid. Oh sweet, I love my heroine’s feisty, ballsy and not afraid to fight. She is something else, Katniss Everdeen with a sword! The opening chapters were pretty violent and graphic and I was settled in for the long haul. It was shocking, graphic and downright awesome.

So Zach had stolen the water. Sasha, the leader of their small group of deserters was not happy, not happy at all. He’d put them all in danger. But Zach had found more than just a few bottles, he’d found a tank and he wanted to go back for it.

As a result of his actions there were consequences, from them (and boy the action was fast, heartbreaking) it led to a series of unfortunate events. Believing they had found a little piece of heaven in this cruel, barren world, the group settle and relax for a few hours. It was also a place where Zach and Vee’s love blossomed deeper….but boy was that a bad decision.

What I loved the most about this story was, for one the character’s Amber wrote were easy to like, easy to relate too and very real. I also liked she had no problem killing off her characters….we are in a dystopian world where it’s dog eat dog. This was definitely the hounds killing each other, I LOVED IT. I also loved the fact the women were no bodice ripping weak females unable to look after themselves.

One wrong look their way could have you missing your head. Sweet! What I felt could’ve been a little sharper was to have the rescue of Max explained more, more of Riley and his background with his step father, and how his step father knew of the plan (I don’t want to say too much because that would be way too much spoilers)

Once Vee, Max and Hunter were taken to Oasis One by the mercenary Riley & the subsequent rescue mission under way I just knew the action was going to get better. This part of the book did slow a little to give a little insight into the life and ways of the city, what I liked about this was it all seemed to have a sinister under tone. Everything seemed to “perfect”, too good to be true and with each chapter I was expecting for the proverbial crap to hit the fan.

Riley, I’m undecided about him, he seemed a little too sweet, a little too caring and totally has huge stalker tendencies. I’m hoping we get more of his story in the next book.

Oh boy, Oh boy, I did not see the end coming. I was taken by complete surprise at that one 🙂 Awesome job, so glad there will be more because with the ending as it was I NEED to know what the hell is going on….Great story, great plot and beautiful execution.

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