Blog Tour - Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker ~ Ava and Bianca's Reviews and #Giveaway
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Burying Water was something fresh and exciting from K.A. Tucker. The synopsis about a young girl waking up with no memory was intriguing. It was up to Water to piece together the puzzle of her disappearance and it was written in a great way. The book held my attention throughout the story and I read it in almost one sitting.
The beginning of the story is all action and there is jumping back and forth, it doesn’t make sense immediately but by 10% in, I knew what happened and the role of each character and from then on, it was a case of sitting back and waiting for Water to catch up.
The story is told in alternating past and present chapters, I know this isn’t a favourite for some, but for me, it was something I enjoyed. Jesse played a big part in the story, he had a good heart and I liked him from the start. With the book being set out the way it was, we almost got two love stories for the price of one.
Jessie was a great support for Water, even though she was warned about talking to “that damn boy”, Water felt a connection and she sought him out, as she felt comfortable around him. Water awoke in hospital very badly scarred and beaten and Jesses went out of his way to prove, she was still beautiful to him. *Swoon.*
“He slides a finger around my ear, tucking my hair back, exposing my scar, before leaning in to kiss my temple. It’s like a silent communication, telling me that he knows it’s there, he sees it, and it won’t deter him.”
What I wasn’t expecting was the love for Ginny, the old grouchy lady that took Water in when she needed to start over. Ginny was one of a kind and she was set in her ways. Water reminded Ginny that they were more a like than she would have admitted, and this caused Ginny to open up more. Her story alone was heart breaking and the tears I shed over this book were for Ginny.
Burying Water was written really well, I take to K.A. Tucker’s writing like a duck to water. I can just sink into it and sometimes forget to come up for air. I would have liked the suspenseful element to be stronger, as the situation was laid out in the beginning, I never felt worried for the couple or scared they wouldn’t make it. I also thought if there was more drama surrounding Viktor at the end; it would have added an extra kick to the story. But with that being said Burying Water is the first book in a long while that has had me reading into the wee hours of the morning.
Jesse and Water's story is wrapped up in this book; book two is a mystery as to who the main characters will be. I did think perhaps Jesse's sister? I am intrigued and can't wait to find out.
I really enjoyed Burying Water and I know fans of K.A. Tucker will too. If you are looking for a fresh New Adult novel, then you really must check this one out.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Left for dead, a young woman wakes up in a hospital room with no memories of who she is. Or who she once was. She has no recollection of the tragic event that has left her body and life in shattered pieces. Not satisfied for being called ‘Jane Doe’. She decides on the name Water. Little does she know that she has chosen a name that has such a meaning beyond what she could have ever imagined. The heart of the story is to be experienced, not spoiled. To give too much of the story would be a complete disservice to the reader.
“...the truth is like that water; it doesn’t matter how hard you try to bury it; it’ll always find some way back to the surface. It’s resilient.”
I found Burying Water to be heartbreaking. The book starts off with a gripping prologue. You are immediately captured in the story and for what’s to come. Your heart goes out to Water. And to the man who once loved her. And still does. For me personally, I felt like that gripping feeling tapered off as the story continued. I also found it to be a bit predictable, but still held my interest as I wanted to know what was going to happen. On the surface, the story itself is about a girl who wakes up with no memory of herself. Not even her own name. However, as you dig deeper, you watch two people fall irrevocably in love. Twice. Despite the circumstances, love came through and brought them to where they belong.
Oveall, I thought that Burying Water was a flawlessly written story. Almost lyrical. The words were beautiful. The dual point of views were seamless and I found it easy to transition from the past to the present. This is the type of story that unfolds. Every chapter brings a deeper meaning to the story. It truly represents the power of love. That love can find it’s way. Even in darkness.
Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader, and currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
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