Stormi's Review: Black Water Tales: The Unwanted (Black Water Tales #2) by Jean Nicole Rivers
Author Request/Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: JNR Publishing
Released: March 31, 2016
Genre: YA, Horror
Length: 287 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children. Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted. The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…There’s something in the basement.
Five Boundless Stars
The first thing I noticed about this book is that it was chilling. I love a good scary story and from the very first chapter this book gave me chills. Blaire is an American volunteer at St. Sebastian, a home for unwanted children. She sees this as an adventure, a way to help others, but when she gets there it is her who needs saving. Past demons and ones surrounding the orphanage are coming for Blaire. Each day is a fight to remain sane, help the children, and even a fight to stay alive. She slowly sheds light on the past of the orphanage and with this truth comes horror. This book was really good. It was a twisty and scary tale of unspeakable horrors. It was written so well that it kept me reading. I hated to put this book down without first unraveling the mystery of St. Sebastian. From page one I was hooked and the ending was amazing.