Release Date: September 23,2014
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Source: Amazon Kindle
Genre: YA Dystopia
Review Date: Recorded November, 2014
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
This is the second book in the Not a Drop to Drink duology. Originally I thought this was going to be a trilogy, but I recently read a comment by the author on Goodreads that revealed that she doesn't intend on writing any more full novels in this world. But then basically McGinnis says never say never because if she's inspired to do so, she might. Personally, I doubt there will be more. I actually think the two books were just enough. The current trend has been trilogies and series, but sometimes, it's good to end before things go left or the quality of writing slips. Which has happened with several trilogies that I've recently read.
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