BOOK BLITZ - WATERFALL - THE WATER CRISIS CHRONICLES BY AMBER GARR
Series: The Water Crisis Chronicles
Author: Amber Garr
Genre: Dystopian, New Adult
Release Date: June 2015
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water is gone. The wars have begun.
Clean water is a luxury most can no longer
afford. Climate change, industrial sabotage, and greed have turned country
against country as each one tries to provide for its citizens. Terrorist groups
target desalinization plants and frustrated governments hunt those who work
against them. Rationing, sequestering, and patrolling have become routine at a
time when there are too many people and not enough resources.
While the world around them disintegrates into
chaos, Zach and Vivienne hope that their life in a government-run complex will
retain some semblance of normalcy. But when attacks on their water supplies
bring war to their sheltered community, they must accept their new fate. Stay
and fight or flee and endure—it’s a difficult decision with lasting consequences.
Will they choose what’s safe? Or will they
choose to survive?
Well, I certainly couldn't resist this one, so I have purchased this one and its ready to read on my tablet/kindle. ~ Jeanz
I swear someone broke into my house and
stole one of every shoe I owned. It was probably that National Guard asshole
who gives me dirty looks every time I leave our compound. Yeah, I bet it was
him. Despite the world crashing down around us, he still made time to be a
“Mom! Where’d you put my cleats?”
Reaching under the bed, I pulled out a crusty piece of pizza, several pairs of
boxers, and a giant ball of gray fuzz. But not the other shoe I needed for
football practice this afternoon. “Mom!”
“Stop yelling,” she said calmly from my
doorway. “You know, if you’d clean your room every once in a while, it wouldn’t
look like a nuclear bomb exploded in here and you just might be able to find
Still crawling around on the floor, I
tossed the mix of clean and dirty clothes to the side as I continued to search
for my shoe. “Did you put them somewhere?”
“Why would I take your shoes?”
I looked up at her and shook my head.
Blonde hair pulled up into a bun, arms crossed, and her body leaning gently
against the door frame, my mom had no intention of helping me. In fact, she was
trying not to smile.
“Because you enjoy tormenting me?” I
“I don’t enjoy tormenting you, Zachary.”
Rolling my eyes at the use of my full
name, I stood and grabbed my bag off the bed. “Well, I guess I’ll just go to
“Did you check your closet?” my mom
asked with a raised eyebrow.
“Of course I did!”
She jerked her chin in that direction
and I followed her gaze. There, resting up against the white slated door, sat
my football cleat. “Did you just put that there?”
My mom laughed. “Yes, I have the power
of telekinesis and I use it specifically to torture you.”
The Story Behind The Water Crisis
As you probably already know, I’ve worked
as a scientist in my other life. Over the years, my research has often focused
on the conservation and restoration of aquatic species. And a lot of that time,
their issues have stemmed from contaminated water or excess pollution in the
For several years, I’ve wanted to write
a book about what would happen to the world when humans began fighting over
drinking water. And I say began, but
really, it has already begun. Do you
know you have to purchase water rights in some states out west when you buy property?
Have you ever experienced water
restrictions in your neighborhood? Or did you know that several countries are
already considered water-stressed? It’s happening, and just to show you how
scary it is, here are some facts to consider:
1 billion people currently don’t have
access to clean drinking water.
3.4 million people die from water
related diseases each year.
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population
will live in a water-stressed county.
An American taking a 5 minute shower
uses more water than the average person living in a developing country uses in an
Over 260 river basins are shared by two
or more countries without adequate legal or institutional arrangements
regarding water utilization.
By 2020, California will face a water
shortage as great as the amount they consume today.
Worried yet? I know I am. So anyway…back
to Waterfall. What will happen when the water disappears?
How will society react? What unique science may evolve out of this type of tragedy?
All questions I’ve asked myself for years and then had a chance to answer (or
hint at) in this series.
I also wanted to highlight the idea of
friendship and romance rising up out of the chaos. At a time when the survivors
have to fight for every second of their life, I thought it would be nice for
them to find some type of comfort in their closest friends. No time for love
triangles or petty games when you’re being hunted!
So as you read this series and start
thinking more about the water shortages (as I did!), check out these sites to
see what little things you can do so that some day we aren’t deserters running
for our lives!