****4.5 stars**** Review by Christina
Reading a Brittainy Cherry novel is an experience. Her characters come from a place deep inside and you can feel that in every book. Each ride is a messy and beautiful journey. I think my jaw has dropped each time. Her work is truly something that every reader should take part in.
Maggie May was wonderful right from the start. I was drawn to her bubbly personality and her relationship with her family. The turning moment in her life had a deep affect on me. Brittainy described it in such a way, I felt what Maggie felt. The growth of her character in the story will be an inspiration to many.
Brooks had me swooning. Oh, he could not have got better, even when he was a snarky little boy. I absolutely adored the letters he and Maggie exchanged as children. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments during those. The connection between those two was undeniable.
You should know, I love a good tearjerker. This had me tearing up a few times. The most profound part for me was actually Brittainy's author note. It explained a lot about her as a person and gave me insight on how she creates such deep and relatable characters.
The Silent Waters is book 3 in the Elements series, but each book is a standalone. It is not necessary to read each, even though each is highly recommended.
Here's the blurb:
Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday's hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow's promises.
I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.
I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.
This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.
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