February 20, 2013

Impatiently Waiting! Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis


Expected publish date:
September 9, 2013

Publisher's summary: 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.



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

This sounds so unique in the world of dark futuristic stories-I can't wait to learn more about it because I have mixed experiences with "spare language."

speculatef said...

Oh this sounds awesome! I really want to read it now :D

Thanks for sharing it,
Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

OOh this is new to me! Looks interesting!

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Little Miss Becky said...

Such an outstanding cover! Sounds like an interesting story, too! Great pick, Mindy!

mk said...

Why is the pond so important? I've never seen this one before but I'm definitely adding it on my to-read list and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Sounds very interesting and I'm intrigued. Great pick and thanks for sharing.
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Natalie Aguirre said...

Great choice. I've already arranged to interview Mindy when it comes out.

BBC said...

Hi everybody!! Thanks Mindy, for featuring me :) Martina - the idea behind the concept is that freshwater will be a limited resource in the future. What's frightening is that it's quite possible (http://www.globalpolicy.org/security-council/dark-side-of-natural-resources/water-in-conflict/48182.html) although hopefully not to the extreme that my book goes to!

Unknown said...

Oh, I'm waiting for this one, too. It sounds epic! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Excellent pick!

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Michelle :)
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Farah said...

Hmm... This sounds pretty unique and I love that the cover is different from the usual others. Great pick! :)

Here's my WoW :)

Unknown said...

I am really looking forward to this one! It seems to be quite the popular book today. :) Thanks for sharing!

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Jaime said...

LOL so knew you'd pick this one ;)


Amy said...

We are totally WoW twins today!! I picked this one too!! The second I saw the cover was finally revealed I knew I had to use it! Great pick!!

Nancy said...

Ohhh I know I want to WOW this one also. Such a great premise and awesome cover. Great choice.

Lindy Gomez said...

Great pick Mindy! Today is the first time I've seen this book posted (by you and Amy.) It looks like an interesting read and different from anything else I've ever read.

Here's my WOW:

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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