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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (35): Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Publication Date: September 24, 2013

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.
Just got accepted for this galley on edelweiss so I'm am absolutely overjoyed to read this in the coming months. Though I might just get really tempted to read it early. If that synopsis doesn't scream out at you to read this novel then just do it for that glorious cover.
And for all those DBA participants, this one is something you do not want to miss for the month of September ;)