Title: In a Handful of Dust
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Series: Not a Drop to Drink #2
Genre: Teen Dystopian
Release Date: September 23, 2014
The Overview: 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.
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I wasn’t anticipating this one until I read Not a Drop to Drink a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. It was funny, heart wrenching, and all-around amazing and I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.I am admittedly nervous about the change in protagonists (mostly because I liked Lynn so much), but I enjoyed the writing style and story so much that I have high hopes it will be just as good.
What book are you waiting on?