Friday, March 3, 2017

Review 'The Silent Waters' by Brittainy C. Cherry

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.

Of moments.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
December 13th, 2016
Elements #3
Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
9 hours and 19 minutes
eBook, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

I came across the audiobook of ‘The Silent Waters’ when I was browsing through The first thing that grabbed my attention was the beautiful looking cover. It immediately made me think of ‘The Notebook’, and when I read the book description I decided this would be my perfect next audiobook.
‘The Silent Waters’ is the third book in the Elements series, but is a complete standalone.

In ‘The Silent Waters’ we meet young Maggie. Maggie is ten years old when something terrible happens to her. This event led to her losing her voice and changing her life, and that of her family forever.
Brooks Griffin has been Maggie’s friend forever. He stayed with her through everything and he promised her forever. But life has something instore for all of us, and soon Brooks is the one who needs saving. 

When I started ‘The Silent Waters’ the two narrators took some getting used too. I never listened to a book with two different narrators before, and their different voices took me a little while to get used to. Especially since this book starts when the two main characters are just kids, and in the end they are grownups. Their voices changed too, and I definitely needed to get used to it. But in the end I think both narrators did a great job. Their voices fitted the characters perfectly, and I enjoyed listening to them.

The story itself also took some getting used to. I didn’t really get where this story was going, but after a little while this story became better and better. And I loved listening to the story of Maggie and her Brooks. It was a beautiful story unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved how different and original this book was. 

‘The world keeps spinning because your heartbeats exists.’

The two main characters where really nice to read about. Maggie has been through something terrible, and because of that she lost her voice and isn’t able to leave her house. But even though she has no voice of her own, she has her own opinions and thoughts. And I loved listening to her. I didn’t get the whole no talking bit, but I loved her character. She reads a lot and really experiences books the way I wished I could experience every book. Like she really was a part of it.. I loved her.

Brooks was this amazing boy and grew into an even better guy. I loved listening to his side of the story. And I really enjoyed listening to how much he cared for Maggie. He was really the only one who seemed to get her, and I just loved him. Especially his grownup self. He was really swoon worthy.

The only down part of this book was that I didn’t really get Maggie’s not being able to talk bit. What she went through was terrible, but I have never heard about someone losing their ability to talk. But the amazing characters and the chemistry they really made up for that part. And let’s not even start with the beautiful writing.. Wow.. I loved the writing.  

I’ll be your anchor
I’ll hold you still throughout the night
I’ll be your steadiness
during the dark and lonely tides
I’ll hold you close, I’ll be your light, I’ll promise you’ll be all right
I’ll be your anchor
And we’ll get through this fight

My Rating:

About the Author:

For more information about Brittainy C. Cherry please visit her on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Narrator:

Erin Mallon is an actor, writer and voice artist in NYC. Her naturally warm personality and youthful sound have proven excellent tools for the many young adult and romance titles she narrates. She has originated roles in the theater with Ensemble Studio Theater’s Youngblood Company, The Drilling Company, Mabou Mines, Incubator Arts Project and many more. Erin is a devoted volunteer at The 52nd Street Project, the voice of many TV and radio commercials, and was one of BACKSTAGE’s “Career Dispatch” columnists for 2012. 

For more information please visit Erin Mallon’s website. Or visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Narrator:

Joe Arden's narration has been described as "sensual," "sexy," and "hot." His recordings range from sweet and romantic to steamy and raw. In his spare time, Joe raises and trains rescue pitbulls and restores vintage motorcycles.

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