05 July, 2016

Black Water Tales #2 - The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers - [Book Review]

Book Details:

Title: Black Water Tales #2 - TheUnwanted

Author: Jean Nicole Rivers

Genre: Horror, thriller

Source: A free review copy from the author in exchange of an honest review


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 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.

My Review:
I love horror and thriller reads but didn't read any book recently of this sort.  So, after reading the blurb, I was excited to finish reading this book quick. Iam reading a print copy after sometime which is another reason to pick this book for review.

It didn't disappoint me at all and met all my expectations of a horror novel. The book cover is fantastic and the title is very apt. Thr narration is gripping and gave me creeps too.. ☺

I dont want to give any spoilers in this review for the sake of readers. Blaire is good, sensitive and kind. She touches your heart for sure. Travis is a fun guy with great heart. All other characters fit into the story well. The narration is as detailed as if the story is unfolding before us. The climax disappointed me a bit and I expected some confession from the killer . No details are given about the curse that is on the family. Except these kind of links that I missed to connect the story, it's a fun thriller ride. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend this to horror and thriller lovers.

My Rating:

Ps: I have received this book from the author for free in exchange of an honest review and this is my unbiased opinion on the book.

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About the Author:

JeanNicole Rivers is a great lover of reading and writing. Though she loves reading and writing varied genres, horror/thriller is her favorite.

JeanNicole has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child, but has always aspired to compose a novel. The Secret Keepers, the first story in what will be a series of Black Water Tales, is her first novel.

Most recently, Ms. Rivers won 3rd place in the National Black Book Festival’s 2013 Best New Author competition and she enjoys the honor of having written featured articles for popular reader websites, such as Digital Book Today and The Masquerade Crew.

JeanNicole Rivers graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and lives in Houston, Texas.

Be looking for her new novel, Unwanted, which is set to be released in the fall of 2013. Visit her atwww.jeannicolerivers.com.

Until next time,


  1. Sounds quite interesting, though I am not so much of a horror fan.

  2. I haven't read a lot of horror books, guess very few. So for a change, this could be good for me. :)

  3. good review Ramya!! keep it up

  4. Thank you for this great review!!

  5. Detailed review, Mahati. Will note the book.

    1. Thanks Maliny. I enjoyed reading it do try if possible


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