Book 122: "The Water Wars" by Cameron Stracher
Author: Cameron Stracher
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Read in: Nook eBook
Genre: YA Apocolyptic Dystopia
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher is set sometime in the future when the ice caps have melted and the world is almost completely out of fresh water. The story follows a young teen, Vera, and her brother,Will as they risk everything for Kai. Kai has a secret ability that is priceless in their world.
The concept of a world with little to no water really intrigued me. The execution of it, however, fell flat. While the story is action packed and filled with likable and hate-able characters; I just never really felt involved in what happened to any of them. There were several themes and issues that were not given enough time to sufficiently develop in the short 168 page novel. Overall, I think that with more development of themes and character and less focus on action this novel would have been much better. All that said, it still isn't bad. It's well written and has a strong voice. It was neither bad or good, simply neutral.