My pick is In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis!
The only thing bigger than the world is fear.
Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house, a man, children, and a water source—and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach.
When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.
In this companion to Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis thrillingly combines the heart-swelling hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your own place in the world, and the gripping physical danger of nature in a futuristic frontier.
I can't wait for this book! I loved the first book, Not a Drop to Drink, when I read it last year. It's rare for me to absolutely love dystopians anymore, but I thought it was extremely realistic and well-written. I also think it's so cool that In a Handful of Dust isn't exactly a sequel, but more of a companion book. I'm excited to see what McGinnis will do with this story!
In a Handful of Dust releases on September 23, 2014.
What's your WoW pick?