Wednesday, April 9, 2014

*Waiting on Wednesday* Featuring In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating....

This weeks choice is In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

In a Handful of Dust is being called a companion novel to 2013's Not a Drop to Drink which I absolutely loved for the uniqueness of the world building, and the characters that Mindy created.  I am absolutely hopeful that this story exceeds the first one! 

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.
Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: September 23rd 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books


  1. I saw that ARC is available on Edelweiss.
    I hope you'll enjoy it.

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  2. I don't know this one. Companion novel. I need to check out Not A Drop To Drink :D Mich

  3. Ooh nice! Saw this on Edelweiss as well! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  4. I will be reading this too.
    Not A Drop To Drink was GREAT!
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  5. I haven't read Not A Drop to Drink, but I think I really need to read it before this comes out, because the series sounds really interesting :)

  6. I'm so excited for this book on so many different levels!
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  7. I've never heard of this, but it looks good! I'll have to check out the first one. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Just finished the first one and I actually might be interested in this one!

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