Waiting on Wednesday {2}

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you talk about books that you can't wait to read, but that are, unfortunately, not published yet.



 
In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Publication date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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 know that all of my WoWs so far have been parts of series (and not the first books either). Sorry, but... I'm waiting on a lot of series continuations. I'm serious. I've got a gazillion.

I can't wait to read this book because I loved the characters in Not a Drop to Drink. I liked Lynn way more than I expected to. And the thing is, because of the ages and stuff, Lynn will be grown up but still young (like mid-twenties) and Lucy will be a teenager, at least I think so, which is great! I'm also really curious as to what was so bad that it made Lynn okay with traveling to California because she was very against it before.

I'm also hoping that Lynn finds a guy to be with. Eh, I know, I'm a romanticist. But she deserves it.  
                                                       

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  1. I have been wanting to read Not A Drop to Drink for quite a long time. I wasn't aware it was a series!

    My WoW: http://myfullbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/waiting-on-wednesday-royally-lost-by.html

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  2. I didn't know either and then I was just browsing on Goodreads and I saw it. And dead. NEED TO READ IT NOW. You should definitely read Not a Drop to Drink! It was a great read in my opinion.

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  3. I lovvvvve these covers, but I've yet to read NOT A DROP TO DRINK. Soon, though! Great pick :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh my gosh, me too. The covers are absolutely gorgeous. All of the details on this one like the shadow for the word "dust" and the two silhouettes of people walking down the road? Beautiful. You won't regret reading Not a Drop to Drink :D

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  4. I love both covers, but I think I might like this one more than Not a Drop to Drink! I think it's the red with the blue type. I will read NaDtD soon. I will. :) Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. I definitely love the contrast and how the blue type is sort of tucked into the red dust cloud in some places. I approve :) Hope you do get to read NaDtD really, really soon!

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  5. These books sound amazing! And I really love their covers! I hope to get to read the first one soon... great pick! Hope you get to enjoy it soon :)

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    1. Cover love for the win! What is with all these amazing covers recently? Don't authors know that the readers need to time to catch up? XD My TBR pile is going to be absolutely ginormous after this WoW. Me too! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  6. I recently read and enjoyed Not a Drop To Drink, so I can officially say that I also cannot wait to read this one! I love that the covers match :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I love the way they match too :D Yay, someone who's read NaDtD! Can you imagine how beautiful they would look side by side on your bookshelf (or mine)? *cackles and rubs hands together*

      No problem for visiting your blog! I added your WoW to my TBRs :)

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  7. Nice pick! I've heard such good things about Not a Drop to Drink. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, it's good. :) Personally, why I really liked it was because of the characters.

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  8. Great pick! Not a drop to drink is still on my TBR, I so want to read it! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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    1. *chants* Read it, read it, read it. *stops chanting*

      You're welcome! Your WoW was great too :D

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  9. I still haven't read the first book but everyone seem to love it. I'll have to get to it. I truly hope you'll enjoy the sequel.
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Yes, you have to read it! Then we can all talk about it together and gush or groan, depending on our preference :) I don't know if I can wait until the publication date. Ugh.

      No problem! Thank you too :D

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  10. *hugs this book* I had no idea it was even in the making until recently. I NEEDS IT SO BAD PRECIOUSSSS. I absolutely adored the first one, and the idea of it being more about Lucy is aaaawesome.

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    1. Me too! I think my eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw it (gruesome descriptions for the win). When/if you get it before me, it'll be WHAT HAS CAITS GOT IN HER POCKETSES. I will steal. I'm warning you ;) I loved Lucy too. She was so spunky :D

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  11. I haven't seen this book before, but I'm intrigued! Thanks for sharing!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Ahh, you're the one who had a Celaena Sardothien aka Throne of Glass novella. Before you get impressed, I had to check :D. And I love your cursor! (which was discovered on said re-checking). Intrigued is good. Does that mean you'll read Not a Drop to Drink? *crosses fingers*

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  12. I liked the first book and I'm looking forward to this one as well! I was really surprised to hear there would be a companion novel, and I'm already intrigued. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I might have squeaked when I found out there was a sequel (might have). I need to read this book! No problem and thank you :)

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  13. I haven't heard of this one. I love the cover, it's very eye catching. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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    1. Yes, the cover is amazing! I love that it matches the first book in the series too. Hey, not that I'm pushing or anything, but you should totally check it and Not a Drop to Drink out. ;)

      Thank you too :D

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  14. AHHH how did I not know that there's going to be a companion novel?! This is gonna be a must-read, no doubt. And I DEFINITELY agree with you, Lynn deserves a man (especially what happened in Not a Drop to Drink)!

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    1. That is EXACTLY what I said to myself when I saw it. *fangirls* Oh yeah, I'm going to read this baby as soon as I can get my hands on it.

      YES. WE AGREE. But gosh, I know. It was so sad. :( Lynn really deserves somebody.

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    2. I remember reading it and thinking, That did not just happen. WHAT JUST HAPPENED? NOOOOO! A depressing situation that must be rectified!

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    3. I KNOW RIGHT. It was so abrupt!! I was literally in shock.

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  15. Keep meaning to read Not a Drop to Drink. I've heard so many good things. One day :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. No problem! Thank you for coming by my blog. :)

      Yes, you need to read it immediately so we can talk about how we'll never be able to wait until In a Handful of Dust is released. :P

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  16. Not a drop to drink it still on my TBR! I've seen allot of people picking this for their WOW posts recently, obviously I am missing out! Not A Drop To Drink...I'm coming for you.

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    1. No. *gasps* Darling child, how have you survived this long without reading NaDtD? XD

      You won't regret going for it :)

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  17. I really need to read Not a Drop to Drink... Hope you enjoy this when it comes out :)

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    1. You really do. I hope I like it too! (I mean, the chances are pretty good with that amazing cover)

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  18. Hey, thanks for stopping by my post. I followed back.

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

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    1. No problem :D Thanks for the follow!

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  19. I haven't read Not A Drop To Drink yet but I really want to. I hope you enjoy this one :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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    1. I didn't really know if I would like NaDtD when I first read the synopsis because I guess it didn't really grab my attention, but it was GREAT. I'm pretty sure you'll at least like it :) Ugh, me too! I can't wait until the release date!

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  20. Cover <3 I haven't seen this book before unfortunately seems unique and orignal I think I'll give it a try :)
    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

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    1. I know, right? The cover is delicious :D I'm so glad this convinced you to give the books a try *claps hands* I hope you like it.

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  21. I just ordered Not a Drop to Drink, and I can't wait to read it. And I just love the cover for In a Handful of Dust, it's beautiful. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. No problem!

      Gosh, I'm so jealous. A brand new copy of NaDtD for your bookshelf! It'll look so gorgeous. I agree, the cover for In a Handful of Dust is amazing. I still can't decide between it and NaDtD as my favorite cover. :)

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  22. I still haven't read the first book--but I'd love to.

    Thanks for droppin by!

    Michelle, The Escapist.

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    1. No problem :)

      Yeah, my library's really small but it has an electronic library which I am so glad I discovered. If I hadn't, I still wouldn't have read Not a Drop to Drink. It comes with a full recommendation from me :D Crossing my fingers you get to read it soon.

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  23. I still haven't read Not a Drop to Drink, but I heard great things about the series! I hope I get around to them soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my wow.
    Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf

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    1. I agree with those great things you've heard! Not a Drop to Drink is a great read, and it exceeded my expectations for sure. Hope you get to read them soon. :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing! this series is new to me and sounds like my kind of book :) love the cover and title too! Enjoy! :)

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    1. The title and cover are both perfect and that doesn't happen too often. :D Awesome! I hope you get to read it (and that you love it).

      Thanks for the follow!

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  25. Beautiful cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Debbie @ Keep Calm & Read Romance

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    1. It is delicious (the cover), isn't it? Thanks for returning the favor :)

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  26. I didn't know that Not a Drop to Drink had a sequel either! I loved it though and I can't wait for it :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. THIS. YES, EXACTLY. I freaked out when I found out :)

      No problem!

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