BOOK REVIEW — Waterfall Effect by K.K. Allen


descriptionYou came into my life like the fastest river, unsure of where you would end up. And then you leapt- from that rock at Hollow Falls when you were fifteen years old. You leapt and you crashed into my world. Even then, I saw you. I didn’t realize what it meant- I wouldn’t allow myself to figure it out- but I could feel it.

There are some books that keep you awake until the wee hours of the morning and when you turn the last page of the book the first thought that comes to your mind is — "This was worth it."
Being my first 5 Star of 2018 this is one of those books where losing sleep is so worth it.

Cover to cover, Waterfall Effect is a poetic prose that is meaningful, captivating, thrilling and above all breathtaking that left me in awe of this story as I turned the last page.

To be very honest, I hadn't read the blurb nor had I seen the cover when I signed up. I just saw the title of the book and the name of the author and I just knew I had to get it simply because of the fact that K.K. Allen is an immensely talented writer who goes not deep not only in her characters and their psyche but all the psyche of the setting and the way it plays with the story which adds to the reading experience.

descriptionShe was four years younger, and her feelings for me weren’t subtle. Around my friends, that was dangerous. That night haunted me for two damn years—until I saw her again and could finally make up for everything we’d lost. Can we do it again? Yet another tragedy has brought her back to me—first her mother’s death, and now her father’s. But will she stay this time?

This is the story about a girl who is the centre of a tragedy that has left her in pieces. Leaving behind her home and the only boy she ever truly loved with all her heart and soul, Aurora sought a new life that allowed her to pick up her shattered pieces.
Six years later, Aurora is back in the mountains — still trying to piece her heart and her life back together — in the same town where everything was destroyed.

The quaint little town that she once called home looks the same but its history and its people are marred by the spine-chilling tragedy and one thing is clear — Aurora June is not welcome.

description My mind is spinning when I give in to the memories of the boy that made my heart beat against my chest the way the water beats against the boulders.

This is the story about a boy who was left behind in the aftermath. Jaxon Mills' love for Aurora June trespassed any and all tragedies. It was the kind of passionate love that seeps into your bones and never let's go.
Six years later, he is standing face-to-face with the shell of a girl he once loved.

Told in between the past and the present, mainly from Aurora's point of view and a few times from Jaxon's; Allen gives us a story that is raw and painful but shines with a glimmer of hope for everything to get better.

description I was the riverbed, trying to hold steady in the roughest water. Time was the river, and it continued to move over me, fast and furious on its way to the plunge. He said that every boulder I set up was me trying to stop time—stemming from a fear of moving forward and a fear of returning to where I came from.

Waterfall Effect is not your typical romance, it's more than that. It is about fighting with yourself and learning to stand up. It's about finding strength in the face of a tragedy. Add into all of this a well-plotted suspense and twist this book will keep you hooked.

As I've already said — cover to cover I am in complete awe of this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something "more" in their books.

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  1. Lovely review! That cover is amazing.

  2. Wonderful review! Books that sucks you in and won't let go is always one for your TBR list😊


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