The Waterfall Traveler
By: S.J. Lem
Publication date: April 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
All eighteen-year-old Ri wants is to cure her adoptive father Samuel from his hallucination-inducing illness. Everyone in her village tells her it’s impossible. But when she meets two newcomers in the forest—a gruff rogue with a vendetta against the gods and a charming fugitive who saves her life—she’ll be torn away from Samuel and swept across the sea to an oppressive city governed by a ruthless tyrant. Once there, she’ll not only have to confront Samuel’s unlawful past, but a vicious evil that threatens all mankind.
In this tale of bravery, friendship, and unforeseen love, Ri risks it all to save those she cares for. But if she prevails, she’ll find the one thing she yearns for most—a cure for Samuel.
(I received this book free in exchange for my honest review)
My Rating: 4 stars
This was a fun, fast read that had me gripped from the first page to the last. This book took us to a magical world full of monsters, gods and mystery. There were twist and turns and terror. This book was a exhilarating read, and I can't wait for the next.
The tone and writing had a steady rhythm and a undertone of doom, you could feel that something was coming, and in the back of your mind you kept waiting for it to happen. I have a soft spot for these types of books, they are the ones that stick with you and the ones the lead you into a dark series full of up and downs.
I can't wait for the next book, this is going to be a series to look out for, it's unique as it is magical. I highly recommend this book, it isn't like anything you have every read.
S.J. Lem is a digital art director gone writer in hopes of expanding her creative aspirations. Whether it’s introducing dimensional characters, crafting imaginative worlds, or transporting readers into high-stakes adventures, she strives to deliver an immersive experience.
She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. When not writing, she enjoys pottery, gardening, and volunteering. Connecting with readers and fellow writers is one of her greatest joys.