"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Expected Publication: September 24 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Post Apocalypse
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….
Why I’m Waiting
First of all, it’s a standalone dystopian/post apoc book! Those NEVER happen. So that alone excites me. I like standalones because they don’t require much commitment. If you know anything about me, I’m a total commitment-phobe. It would be one of my Sim traits (y’know, if I was a Sim). I don’t like being stuck with anything for a long duration. That’s actually why I was so tentative to start this blog – I was afraid that I’d abandon it after a few days like I do most things (I’m actually still kind of freaking out about that possibility).
ANYWAY – back to the book. It sounds like it might be similar to Ashfall by Mike Mullin and Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari, but with more general badassery. It has the potential to be really good or to really suck, so I’ve crossing my fingers and toes in hopes that it will be good.
On a side note, the author’s name reminds me of my all-time favourite Skins character, Mini McGuinness and the goddess who plays her, Freya Mavor. Sigh.