This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, India R. Adams. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Black Waters by India R. Adams
Series: Tainted Waters #2
Also by this author: Rain
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Publisher: India's Productions
Source: Author, India R. Adams
Purchase at: Amazon ◊ Barnes & Noble ◊ Book Depository
The blue water Whit once loved now looked black because it was claiming her, taking her from me.
Whitney Summers is Link’s best friend. He would do anything for her, even sacrifice their friendship to protect her. Whitney believes she understands what is transpiring in her life, but so much stirs beneath the surface. As her closest friend and protector, Link faces the darkness in his own life to guard the girl he loves.
This is Link’s story…
There was no beauty in her dying that day…
When I first began to read this book I understood that it was from Link’s point of view and I was ok with that. What I thought was that his part of the story was going to start from the ending of the previous book Blue Waters. I will say I was a little disappointed that it started before the ending of the previous book. In fact it actually started almost at the beginning of the previous story. I was a fool. This book is amazing! More amazing that the first and that is hard to beat because I truly loved that book. This story runs parallel to the previous story and I think that with the way the stories are written you should read the Tainted Water series in order.
Reading how much Link felt about Whitney, Crash and Connie from his point of view was insightful. We follow Link throughout the story and get to learn of many behind the scene events that were unfolding while Whitney was completely unaware. It was gritty, complex, and intense. It made everything from the first book feel re-mastered and turned to color and I didn’t even realize that the first book was all black and white.
Then this story did pick up where the last one left off and I fell apart. It did not go how I was desperately hoping it would. The writing in this story is just masterful. I felt like I was there watching everything happen. I felt myself die a little on the inside as consequences unfolded. I found myself loving Crash’s character so much; he was so misunderstood and beautiful. Link’s life was changed into a beautiful disaster and his character was never the same. It put him on an entirely new path and that was just right!
The ending brought tears to my eyes as I found it to be so bittersweet. I love that such a short story could evoke such strong emotions from me. I am not that emotional of a person so to bring me to eye welling tears is quite a feat. I truly enjoyed this series so far and cannot wait to see where this series go. I implore you to check out these books today.
*Thank you to author India R. Adams for this complimentary copy of Black Waters*