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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