Review of Blue Karma by J. K. Ullrich

Water is the resource of life. Without water humans, plants and animals would perish. Blue Karma by J. K. UllrichWater is crucial for survival and its absence can contribute to feelings of  anger, greed and depression. But what about extreme amounts of water? As many of us know, too much water can be destructive and deadly to just about everything on Earth.

Amaya is a typhoon survivor. As I read her story, I couldn’t help but admire her. During the storm she loses everything – her home, and most of her family. Amaya, just a teen herself, takes her younger sister and flees. Survival isn’t easy. There are hundreds of homeless people, all struggling to survive. Because of the severe shortage of fresh water, Amaya does everything possible to survive even if it involves ice poaching. I admired her determination and incredible will to survive under these extraordinary conditions.

The water shortage brings about ice poachers. Breaking icebergs and melting them to produce fresh water becomes a way to survive for many but it also becomes a big business. Nilak, a large company with a contract to harvest ice, produces fresh water from the bergs and sells it to those who can afford to pay. Therefore, the poachers are a nuisance to Nilak.

Amaya meets and falls in love with Logan. Logan is a military deserter whose job is to guard the arctic from poachers. Logan and Amaya are caught up in one scandal after another to protect Logan’s hometown with hopes of building a new life there.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed story. Amaya and Logan take readers on a spiraling journey of intense emotions. I was able to feel the love and compassion they have for one another while struggling to survive. I could also feel their frustration and hate for the bullies who set road blocks for them along the way. Blue Karma is a story of love, deceit, and manipulation. Will Karma win in the end? I recommend reading this book to find out.

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Monica McDaniel for eBook Review Gal

eBook Review Gal received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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