Series: Burying Water #3
Publisher: Atria Books
*Approved by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
Coming off the previous book in the series and enjoying it so much, I sort of had some high expectations for Chasing River, especially since the story takes place in Ireland. While I loved the change in scenery and am always excited to read a book set out of the states, Chasing River just didn't excite me the way Becoming Rain did.
It's a good story, but I found myself drifting off at times, which was too bad because it had such an intense opening. I mean, it's not everyday someone would risk their life to save yours, and that had me liking River instantly. I became curious about his brother and what they were involved with. But the thing is, I just couldn't connect with Amber, and my issue with her started from the first book. She's too much of a goody-goody and I found her to be too judgmental of characters when she wasn't even true to herself. At least I could sense her growth a bit in this book, but it still wasn't enough for me to really like her. I just couldn't.
A character I did like is Ivy. Even though she wasn't in this book a lot, the scenes where she was presence was great, and it was nice that she and Amber could sort out their issues with each other. I'm definitely looking forward to Ivy's story.
Overall, as I've said before, the story wasn't too bad. Just could have used a bit more suspenseful situations or even more intensity. And I wasn't convinced of the romance, it was far too fast for me and seemed more like an overwhelming amount of gratitude towards a savior. The writing, as usual, was great. The thing is, there wasn't enough happening to keep my interest locked. But I did like the stories told about Irish history and it got me curious enough to do some research on my own, especially in regards to the group that River's brother was a part of.