Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Publication date: September 24th, 2013
Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it...
This sounds so awesome. Lynn sounds fierce and feisty and amazing and I *love* this synopsis for this book. These kinds of books make me wish there was a bigger budget for books.. BUT it will make it all the more sweet when I finally get my paws on this pretty book. Meanwhile, I'll just stare at the pretty cover until I can actually hold my copy..