Review: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

Review: Burying Water by K.A. TuckerAuthor: K.A. Tucker
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Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Bought
Rating: two-stars
Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

I loved ready Ten Tiny Breathes by K.A. Tucker previously so I gave this book a shot. A girl is left for dead and ends up having amnesia? Makes for a good sounding book. It starts out well enough, I enjoyed it. Then it just goes downhill because while there was interesting breadcrumbs with Viktor and the budding relationship between Alex/Water and Jesse, it just wasn’t enough. I liked the point of views that were between Jesse which showed us the past and then Water which showed us the present.

The spin on Viktor was a little predictable and I felt like there wasn’t enough done with that aspect of his ‘business’ life. I think so much more excitement could have been made from what he was that it was just a huge part that was thrown in there for a couple pages of bait to only fall flat.

Ginny was the highlight of the book, I think. She was always honest and always saying the right thing even though her tone was off. She meant well and I think she was a great addition to the book.

Since this is a series I imagine that the next person that the next book will be about Boone as he was in the book quite a bit as a side character and you don’t really get to know much of him. That or Amber. I’m not sure. I’m not really a huge fan of books in a series not being about the first book people and I’m not really sure if I’d be excited to read the next one in the series anyway.

This was a well enough book to read. I can see how a lot of people love this book however it was just meh for me.

 

Reader’s Bill of Rights

I saw this on a Reddit post today and I have never seen it before. It’s a very interesting Reader’s Bill of Rights which I guess is by Daniel Pennac. Some of these points I think everyone who reads should focus on.

  1. The right to not read
  2. The right to skip pages
  3. The right to not finish
  4. The right to reread
  5. The right to read anything
  6. The right to escapism
  7. The right to read anywhere
  8. The right to browse
  9. The right to read out loud
  10. The right to not defend your tastes

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