Waiting on Wednesday (#5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week:


Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink
by Mindy McGinnis
Expected publication: September 10th 2013
Hardcover, 352 pages
Genre: Dystopian

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.

Why I’m waiting…

I have become a HUGE fan of dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels. People have asked if I get burned out and the answer is always the same — NO WAY. There is so much realistic possibility involved in these tales. They make you wonder what our own future holds.

At first glance this cover mesmerized me, and the longer I stared at it, the more thought-provoking it became. Once I read the synopsis it was all over, as if I was being pulled in by a gravitational force. Not a Drop to Drink is a MUST READ for me. It’s going to be such a long wait. *sniff*

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • I only like a few Dystopians, and this isn’t really one of them. Thanks for sharing, though πŸ™‚
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  • ME TOO TONI!!!! I can’t wait for this one. I know there’s a lot of dystopian and post-apocalyptic YA fiction out there right now, but I’m not getting tired of it either. MORE PLEASE! *stares at calendar* Come on September!

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    • Hi Jenny! Great to know there is someone else out there that shares my love of these genres!! Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Also.. I set the spam words. They are all book related πŸ˜‰

  • This book sounds like an amazing read. The concept of having no water, and the pond being so important is great and well, more realistc than a zombie apoycalypse!

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  • Oh, another one I haven’t seen around yet! I need to read more dystopia. There are many that sound quite good. This one is very interesting…quite different from other summaries I’ve read, which is great! I’m glad the genre still has new and exciting things to offer for you!

  • INTENSE!! I’ve seen this a few times recently but hadn’t taken the time to read the summary until now. Interesting. Thanks for sharing and stopping by! Happy reading.
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    p.s. I can’t get enough of dystopians either!

  • When I first read this description I thought it wasn’t for me, but the more I think about the more I’m kind of into it πŸ™‚

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  • I really, really love this cover! It’s stunning:)

  • I love dystopian novels too! I absolutely love the sound of this one! It’s already on my TBR πŸ™‚
    Great choice πŸ™‚

  • Sounds interesting – great pick!

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  • This cover is definitely eye-catching!! This sounds awesome and I have it on my TBR list as well. Great pick and thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • I love the cover and dystopian is my YA book of choice, so I am excited about this one! My WoW

  • I’ve been keeping my eye on this one. Great choice!!

  • Dang! This is my first time hearing of this book and it sounds GOOD. I enjoy good dystopians but this one sounds like a break from the norm which is great. I am definitely intrigued – thanks for sharing!!

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  • Holy wow. This book definitely sounds interesting. I hope you like it!! Thank you so much for dropping by and I am totally with you on paranormal love. I love it so much better than the rest but I have a huge crush on J. Lynn and her hysterical scenes.

  • I am in LOVE with the cover for this one therefore I must read it πŸ˜€

    • Also, I feel the need to let you know I’m in love with your blog design <3

      • Aww, thanks so much, Erica πŸ™‚

  • Dystopians are really hit or miss for me but I do like the cover for this one and the summary is interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Nice pick. Sounds like it could be really interesting.