Waiting on Wednesday (29): Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Mindy McGinnis
Release Date:  September 24, 2013
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins

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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

I just think this book sounds so different, and so intriguing!  The synopsis gives us just so much to go on, but really, this story could go so many ways, and I can’t wait to read it to find out which way author Mindy McGinnis decided to take!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Jessica N Charmaine B

    August 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I love how the colours on the cover transition from grey to green, so pretty! new follower :)

    Crim Reviews WoW

  2. Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    August 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love unique stories, and this one grabs me. Great cover, too. Enjoy!

    Here's MY WOW POST

  3. Belle Read

    August 21, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This sounds so different. I love that. Thank you for the introduction.
    I Can't Wait to Read…

  4. Brandi Kosiner

    August 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I am excited for this one too. hope you get to read it soon.

  5. Debz

    August 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I'm super excited for this book! It looks so different and exciting!

    Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

  6. Olena P

    August 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This one is on my list of books to be read as well. Thanks for sharing.

    My WOW:

  7. fakesteph

    August 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This one has a really intersting premise and I'm really looking forward to your review!

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