Friday, March 20, 2015
Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I don't tend to buy my books online (besides Kindle) but I couldn't pass up this one for $2.99 on bookoutlet and it was worth it. I managed to read the majority of it in two - three hours and was sad when I finished it (because I don't have the second one, the horror!).
I mainly wanted this one for the cover since McGinnis is a new author, but now I will reading all of her novels.
Yet another main character I really liked, Lynn, a girl in a world with little fresh water who has been raised to survive. And I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book!
The last 50 pages of this book were shocking and I voiced my rage at the ending to the entire room, lol.
Five Stars Out of Five