Black Waters by India R. Adams || Review

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After I posted my review on Blue Waters (the first book in the Tainted Water series by Adams) I got contacted by the author if I’d like to read the second novella, Black Waters, as well. Of course I said yes, because I absolutely loved Blue Waters and I was really curious about how the story would continue!

Blurb

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…
(Goodreads)

Review

Wow, this book was something. A LOT happened and there were some MAJOR plottwists! I was hoping for a continuation of Whit’s story, but I got something better instead: the same story, but then from Link’s point of view. I always love such books, because you get more information about other characters. After finishing Blue Waters I still had a lot of questions concerning Link’s behaviour towards Whit (you can read my thoughts on Blue Waters over here). My most important question about Link was why he was a SO affectionate with Whit, mostly because he already had a girlfriend, Constance. But boy, so much gets explained in Black Waters, and it all makes Blue waters a lot more logical.

Where I loved it that Blue Waters was a full story, within only 112 pages, I didn’t feel the same way about Black Waters. This book also has only 112 pages, but this time it felt a bit rushed. There could have been much more to the story and most of the time plottwists weren’t explained that well, which made me think that I had to link it all together myself.

But let’s end this review on a positive note: Adams added a playlist at the end of the novella that includes the songs that inspired her to write Black Waters and I’m looking forward to listening to it!

3.75/5 ★

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