Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases and books we can't wait to read.
My pick is 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.
Eep, I'm so excited about this one! I've already preordered it - just one more month till it comes out. It's hard to find original dystopian/post-apocalyptic books, but this one definitely sounds unique. And early reviews for it have been great. Plus, Michael Grant blurbed it. Um, I don't know about ya'll, but if Michael Grant likes it, then that's enough to get me interested. Can't wait!
What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can check it out!