Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 8/14/13

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.  It's been awhile since I participated but in an effort to rekindle interest in reading and blogging, I thought I would join back in.  Last week I saw this offered in one of my publisher review copy newsletters and it sounded interesting.  I'm still a sucker for the dystopian genre and love reading a new author.  So check it out:

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
Pub Date: September 24, 2013
Hardcover, 320 pages
ISBN: 978-0062198501

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 important, 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, the nighttime threats, and the 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 from our own.

So what are you waiting on this week?