Book Review: The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

The Water Wars
Author: Cameron Stracher
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Released: January 1st 2011
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon

Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming

This was my 1st read of the new year and also for the Debit Author Challenge. Overall the book was good. It kept a normal pace for me. It did have a few moments that were nerve racking but other than that it was easy to follow along. I think that if this would have been made into a series then I would have been able to LOVE this book. I think that by making it a stand alone book, a lot was thrown in and it seems a bit rushed to fit everything in 200+ pages. The ending came off a bit weak to me. The storyline I did like, Cameron created a unique water world that I haven't read about in any other books. 

The main character Vera is a meant to be a fighter but somehow comes off a bit weak to me. Her brother Will is older and he is nicely written. They basically go on a hunt to find Vera's new friend that knows of a place with fresh water. By them knowing that piece of information its very special. That kind of information is worth millions more than gold or diamonds. So they set off to find Kai that is missing. They go on this crazy journey that is pretty much doomed from the first second and get hunted down and so forth. I recommend reading the book if you are a fan of Dystopian and Science Fiction. This book definitely will please you. 

The cover was well represented. It grab my attention before I began reading. The way they incorporated the splashes and the face, go hand in hand with the story inside the pages.


  1. I was anxiously awaiting a review on this book. Perhaps this will be one I will get from the library. Thanks for posting!

  2. Thanks for the review. I have been wanting to read this book.

  3. Oh darn. I have been pretty excited about this book... Maybe I will just get it from the library instead of buying it. Thanks for the review!

  4. Water is definitely becoming more and more important. I'm glad to see there is a book about it!

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  5. The characters + their emotions were all a little weak for me...The world was pretty well built, but I feel like there was a little too much action, not enough character development. I did think the world-building was quite good, though. I also rated this read 3 stars.


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