Saturday, October 10, 2015

REVIEW: Water's Edge by Rachel Meehan

Water's Edge
Troubled Times: Water's Edge (1)

by Rachel Meehan


Genre(s): Young Adult, Dystopian
Pages: 268
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Cherry House Publishing


 


Official Summary:   "THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING. Thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest. With their own water and power supplies, fourteen year old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder. With society at breaking point, she has to grow up quickly as she discovers that the fortress Daniel built to give his children a chance has become the prize in a struggle where winning can mean the difference between life and death."


Review:  Interesting, yet fairly dark, tale. Global warming is changing the would as we know it here and things are getting bad fast. For years, everyone thought Nairne's father was a bit crazy, leaving the city, buying some land on higher ground. When disasters strike, people are soon forced to leave their homes. Daniel, Zane and Nairne decide to help out by letting a family in need come live with them.

From there, things go from bad to worse for them. I won't say what as that would ruin the story. Let's simply say my desire to ever have a roommate to share my home just went way down after reading this. Now this is not a horror novel but it is dark, realistic and disturbing of human nature.

I really liked how the characters are portrayed. Very unique characteristics to each. There were characters I liked, and some I hated. Rachel Meehan dis a good job drawing them out. Although I did not care for how the book sometimes jumped perspectives. While most of the time, we are with Nairne, sometimes is will randomly jump to her father or their new tenants with no break or warning. It was a bit disconcerting at times.

This book has some interesting points that make you wonder "What if." It makes you think what might happen if the world suddenly took a massive turn for the worse. What makes a person good or bad. Overall, I enjoyed this. 



 

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair, honest review. *

12 comments:

  1. (REVIEW: Water's Edge by Rachel Meehan) This sounds like a very interesting book that I would want to read. Thanks for the review.

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  2. (REVIEW: Water's Edge by Rachel Meehan) This sounds like a very interesting book that I would want to read. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Sounds very good. I can only imagine how hard it would be to keep your shelter safe in this type of situation. Also you would want to help others but you would be opening yourself up to bad things/people. There was a show awhile ago , I think it was called The Colony it was amazing how quickly you end up distrusting anyone outside of the group.

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  4. Thank you! I have been looking for a decent dystopian for a while! I will def be buying this on my kindle. :)
    Mary G Loki

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  5. Thank you for the review. This sounds like an interesting read for a cold Winter's night. On a side note- I can tell you from experience- if you ever rent a room in someone's house- be prepared to experience some creepy, weird stuff. Believe me.

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  6. This might be a good read for my teen as she loves dystopian but not too up on scary books. I'll have to read it first and see.

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  7. Thanks so much for the review! I have been looking for more books to add to my TBR pile!

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  8. I am not sure that this is one that I would choose for myself, but it does sound like a thrilling read. I can only imagine how bad some of the characters actions are, during a time like this. Not something I want to experience!

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  9. Wow, sounds like a dark read and a global-warming warning disaster novel. I'm not sure I would enjoy that, it would have to be exceptionally well-written. Thanks for the thoughtful review.

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  10. Thank you very much for your review! I didn't know this book, I will add it to my wish list! Kisses from Italy

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  11. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for pointing out the random perspective jumps. It won't keep me from picking up the book, but I 'll be prepared to read it when I'm not distracted :)

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