Saturday, October 19, 2013

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis Book Review!

 Rating: 5/5 stars!
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….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.

Mindy McGinnis, I applaud you! This has become one of my favorite scifi's EVER!!! 
NOT A DROP TO DRINK was brilliantly plotted! It was set in the dystopian future, after the drought apocalypse and a few wars have occurred. It was so full of twists and tragic events, I just had no way of knowing what could possibly happen next! 
Aside from just the story and the plot, it was pretty educational! I learned so many different little facts and survival tactics. 
LYNN was such a fierce young teen with a relentless attitude! She makes do with what is given to her and fights for her life and the lives of others constantly. I love this about her! At times she was a bit reckless, but I really loved her character in general!
STEBBS was such a great friend/mentor.
His personality reminded me a lot of Haymitch Abernathy! (Which made me really like him). It was cool how Mindy just slowly unraveled his character. 
ELI was a pretty regular teenage guy thrown into a situation where he has to become a leader and a provider. He was respectful, resourceful, helpful, and reasonable. He was one of many characters in the story who had a tragic life story. In fact, all the characters did.

In conclusion, this book is beyond-words AWESOME!!! Keeps you on the edge of your seat and throws twists at you left and right! It's a very brutal, serious, intense read. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all Hunger Games fans! It has the same survive-to-protect theme, which I know we l love! 

Add it to Goodreads and then READ IT ASAP!!!

Plus, something that I just HAVE to mention is that the amazing author, Mindy McGinnis, always has the BEST blog posts! They always make me crack up, no matter what she's talking about. It's pretty ironic, come to think of it, since Not A Drop To Drink isn't humorous in the least. ANYWAY! Here's the link to her awesome blog:

And check out @EpicReads on Twitter! Without them, I wouldn't have been introduced to this author and her brilliance!



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