Waiting On Wednesday (129) In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 23rd 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

I'm not really a huge fan of dystopians, but I did enjoy reading Not A Drop To Drink because it was so different. I'm hoping I like In A Handful Of Dust just as much. This releases on my daughter's birthday. (She'll be 17! OMG I'm feeling old! And my son will turn 20 a few days later... I am officially old.)

What are you waiting on this week?

40 comments:

  1. I really like the first book too, I can't wait to read this one. I have to wait a little closer to read it though, :) Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    1. I'll be waiting closer to the release date to read it too. I hope we both enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Sounds interesting - I should check out Not a Drop to Drink!

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  3. I just finished Not A Drop to Drink the other day and really liked it. It was different and I really liked the writing style. I want to read this one as well now.

    Great pick!

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  4. I can't wait! I know it's gonna be so good!
    My WoW

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  5. I really enjoyed Not a Drop to Drink as well! I really hope that this one is just as good. I'm kind of apprehensive about their traveling across the country instead of staying at the pond, though.

    My WOW

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  6. Nice! Seeing this around a bit today! Never read the first one but vaguely recall hearing good things! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Gorgeous cover! I haven't read Not a Drop to Drink, though I heard it was really good. Great pick! :)

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    1. It WAS really good! Hopefully you'll get a chance to read both of these sometime. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I picked up an ARC of this title but I need to read Not a Drop to Drink first. :) Great pick!

    My WoW.

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  9. Great pick Sandra, i have book one on my wishlist. The idea of no water terrifies me. I mean How would I make coffee?!?

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    1. Not only does no clean water scare me, but no electricity would be my true downfall. I can't even imagine. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I want to read this one as well, hope you get to read it soon

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  11. Love the covers for these books, I really need to read the first one. :)

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  12. I haven't read the first book, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  13. Great pick. I still need to read the first book. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I've not read the first book, but I do want to check it out at some point. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Ooo, I definitely cannot wait to read this book! I mostly liked the first one, and this is a companion novel, so that's cool! I hope you read and love this one! :)

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  16. WoW twins! I cannot WAIT for this one! I loved its predecessor, so I'm hoping I love this one just as much!

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  17. This is getting around quite alot now. Hope all you fans will enjoy the sequel!
    Thanks for stepping by!

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  18. I have yet to read Not a drop to drink, but I love the promise of these two books (and yes, the covers are gorgeous too, haha)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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  19. I can't wait to read this series :) Great pick!

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  20. I'm really not a fan of most dystopians, either, which is why I skipped the first book despite a lot of my friends loving it. I might give it a try--I was just burnt out last year on the genre when it came out. I do love this cover. I hope you love it!

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    1. I'm not a fan of dystopians either, but I enjoyed Not A Drop To Drink. It's really different. It can also be read as a stand alone since In A Handful of Dust is a companion novel. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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