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{March 25, 2013}   {Review} Dead Water by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series Two #6)

16249015From Goodreads: With Sam and Kayla missing, Kiera, Potter and Murphy head for the Dead Waters. Here they hope to find their missing friends and the answers to why their flesh keeps cracking like that of a statue.

Knowing Potter has lied to her, Kiera is struggling with her feelings for him. Therefore, Kiera tries to keep Potter at a distance, scared that she might get hurt again.

With Skin-walkers and statues close behind them as they make their journey to the Dead Waters, Kiera can’t help but fear she is being led straight into a dead end.


I just died a little bit.  But just a little, because I know O’Rourke is going to fix it.  He can’t leave it like that, can he?  Well, he can, but, will he?  Good God, I hope not!  This one time I’m hoping that I’m right in my inkling about the ending.  About what really just happened, about what sucker punched me in the mouth and ran off with my breakfast.  Seriously. I never saw it coming, and then it was there, and I gapped and screamed and yelped like child.  Because… that cliffhanger is mean, but perfect, as it were.  I’m just hoping… fingers crossed, that this once, just this once, what I think will happen will actually happen, because it’s the only way I see out of this dark tunnel.  But on the upside, O’Rourke had a vast imagination and he’s already twelve steps ahead of me.  *Sigh* the wait for the next two installments of series two might put me in the grave.

This is another fabulous Kiera Hudson read, full of raw anger, lust, and love.  Yes, there is a fairly graphic love scene in this novel, so no, I wouldn’t give it to your kids, but it’s perfect, especially as Kiera and Potter have come such a long way from the beginning of the first series, 13 books ago.  That’s not to say that there haven’t been some graphic scenes like this in prior novels, but… this one is the most graphic, in my opinion.  It also symbolizes the extreme love, passion, and freedom Kiera and Potter feel around, and for, each other.  So, truth be told, I loved it.

This novel also sheds light on the mysterious statues that seem to be following Kiera, Potter, and Murphy throughout the second series, and, of course, it all comes to a head as we learn just who the Wolf Man really is, and what he really wants.  O’Rourke has created another masterpiece, and I highly suggest it for those who have read the previous series.  And… there’s a treat for us readers at the very end of the book.  Keep scrolling through your ereader to see it after you finish the last page.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Five stars.

5 stars

P.S. If you haven’t yet started this series, well, pick up Vampire Shift right now and get started.  Seriously.  It’s only .99 cents and worth so much more than that.

I received a copy of this amazing novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

For MORE Kiera Hudson by Tim O’Rourke:

Kiera Hudson Series 1

Vampire Shift (#1)

Vampire Wake (#2)

Vampire Hunt (#3)

Vampire Breed (#4)

Wolf House (#4.5)

Vampire Hollows (#5)

Kiera Hudson Series 2

Dead Flesh (#1)

Dead Night: Potter’s Secrets (#1.5)

Dead Angels (#2)

Dead Statues (#3)

Dead Seth (#4)

Dead Wolf (#5)

Dead Water (#6)



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