Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

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.

Will be published September 10, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books -- add it to your Goodreads

Admittedly the synopsis alone would leave me not completely sold on this one (sorry, synopsis writer!). It leaves me with too many questions about Lynn's world and the Not a Drop to Drink world in general.

However, the last paragraph about the writing and style of the novel paired with that cover got me really excited to read this one.

That, and it also had me rereading the synopsis. Lynn and her mother on the roof with rifles defending their pond? Alright, I'm curious as to what exactly the deal is in Not a Drop to Drink and I'm Waiting On this one.

What are you Waiting On this Wednesday? Link me?

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