This is a book I read despite its cover. I don't like it, the weird bronze-looking instagram filter that is thrown over the cover. And do these two look like they have been trying to survive for an entire year in the woods? I do not think so!
However, I am unable to resist any kind of YA Dystopian novels, and this is what brought me to Waterfall. The world's water supplies are poisoned and everyone is trying to survive. While surviving they also have to fend off other groups of survives while remaining hidden for the military who is trying to make them conscript.
It's quite the standard YA Dystopian. There are times where I start wondering: Have I read too many and is it impossible to still find a way to give the story a new twist? (The answer to that question is no; because every once in a while I read a new one that is really good and different from the rest). Unfortunately, this is not the case for Waterfall. It has all the aspects, but at the same time, I couldn't care for the characters. I didn't like them, and I didn't particularly liked the world either (not that we get to know a lot of it).
It was a fast read, and it wasn't a punishment to read it, but never did I feel some kind of investment into the story. Did I want to know how it was going to end? Well, not desperately, but I didn't mind finding out. (Which is basically how I feel about the whole book).
Will I continue to read the series? Maybe, I'm not sure yet.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!