FAB Publishing, 2017
Jinx is a genius. She went to college at fourteen and holds a half dozen extremely valuable patents and an MD to boot. Unfortunately, her people skills leave a few things to be desired, and her friends have wasted no time in letting her know.
Jinx was involved in finding the mysterious crystal on her friend Wilder’s ranch a few months ago, and she’s promised to use her considerable scientific knowledge to help figure out what it is, but it’s killing her to do so. Her stomach’s burning, she’s exhausted, and she’s nearly bitten through her tongue in an effort to keep her mouth shut. She’s determined not to betray herself with statements the others will take as rude or conceited.
Jinx promised Wilder she’d stay for six months. As soon as the time’s up, though, she plans to get away to her house in the mountains. But when everything comes to a head at the ranch, Jinx insists on spending the rest of the six months in Marshes, away from her friends at the ranch and her colleagues at the University.
Feeling betrayed by her old friends and her own body, Jinx struggles to read the people around her and find her place in this new community. Will her life there continue on its downhill course or will this tiny, struggling town provide Jinx with the healing she so desperately needs?
Sweet Water is the second book in the Birds of a Feather series. Like the first book Wilder, Sweet Water sucked me in and didn’t let me go until I’d read it all. I read the whole thing the day it arrived. It’s got romance, a touch of the paranormal, and enough action and adventure to keep things exciting—a great YA read for a time you want to be carried away by a story.