Waiting on Wednesday (44): In a Handful of Dust 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:

by Mindy McGinnis
Release Date:  September 23, 2014
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins

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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I LOVED Not a Drop to Drink (you can read my review here), and I am so excited that there is a companion novel coming out!  And luckily we don’t have much longer to wait!!

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


  1. Brandi Kosiner

    September 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Just read and enjoyed! I hope you get a chance to read it soon. Happy Wednesday.

  2. Jessie Marie

    September 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Despite have a galley for Not a Drop to Drink from Edelweiss, I still haven't read it. Oh for shame. But it's seriously in my need to read soon TBR as I've heard all of the good things about it. :)

  3. Jessica Dunlow

    September 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I still haven't read the first one! Granted, I also never had a copy of it. Is it worth a read? Hope everything is good with you <3

  4. Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    September 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Sounds like a must-read! I love stories with issues…enjoy!

    Here's mine: “CRAZY LOVE YOU”

  5. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    September 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I still need to read Not a Drop to Drink. Good pick! I've heard it's awesome. :)

  6. P.E. Mari

    September 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I'm so far behind on all these books. Haven't read the first one but I'l hopefully get to it someday –> one all these textbooks go away :)


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