YA/NA books aren’t generally my jam, but when I saw Blue Waters and the whole Tainted Water trilogy by India R. Adams, I know that I had to get in on it. And I am so very, very glad that I did. Because this book is just amazing, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the story. Spoiler, I will be this weekend.
Reading Blue Waters was like listening to a perfect symphony, watching the most beautiful dance ever, eating the most perfect bite of food, well, you get the idea. There’s just such beauty in this book. It’s not all sweetness and light, but it’s not all dark either. It’s a lovely balance, and one that can be really hard to do, and India handled it easily.
This is the story of Whitney, and the two most important men in her life, Link, whose real name is Reether, and Crash, whose real name is Harold. Whitney has a huge personality, and I mean incredibly huge personality. She is a smartass, talented, smart, caring, loyal, and funny. It’s hard not to fall in love with her.
Link and Whit have been best friends since forever. They live across a lake from each other, with their bedrooms facing each other. Each night, Link blinks his bedroom light at Whit to tell her that he loves her. Each morning, the two of them race each other out to the middle of the lake. Whoever wins gets to choose what they have for breakfast. These two are so in sync with each other, they are almost the other half of each other’s souls. They support each other, they compete with each other, they are just always with each other. Really, I love how they are together.
Then there is Crash. Whitney meets Crash at the movies when she goes to get more butter for her popcorn. Since the employee isn’t there, she jumps back behind the counter to get her own butter, and all of a sudden, Crash is there. She goes off on a riff about how her name is Franket and she’s working there in order to support her 3 boys, Harlan, Ford, and Link, who are actually all her guy friends, and it’s just funny to read. Crash starts to call her Franky, and I love that.
There is so much that happens in this book, and since it’s a novella, it’s a pretty short read, so there is no wasted space in here. Pretty much everything that happens is important to the story. If it doesn’t show up as important in this one, I expect it will be important in the next two stories. I can’t see how it can’t be. And even with everything that we find out in this book, there is so much more that we don’t find out and each question we get answered, really kind of sent me off wanting to know the answer of something else.
This book left me feeling all kinds of feelz and I just had to kind of sit and stare off into space when I was done reading it because it just left me so moved.
That end. Oh, that end.
I need to know what Link has going on. There has to be something there.
OK, that’s all I have to say on this one. Do yourself a favor and go read it, even if you don’t generally read YA/NA. You won’t regret it. Happy reading!