Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
My pick for this week is…Not a Drop to Drink
by Mindy McGinnis
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 24, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Audible • Goodreads
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.
This book has been on my TBR ever since I learned of it from the girls at Epic Reads. The concept is simple: a dystopian world where water is the last source of survival for many and one girls journey to protect her families lake. I am in the mood for a good dystopian novel, so this one is coming at the perfect time.
I have pre-ordered this as an audio book through Audible.com and cannot wait to start in on it.