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 absolutely loved NOT A DROP TO DRINK, so you can guess how highly anticipated I am to dive into the second installment of the series. Mindy McGinnis has a wonderful way with words and characters that held onto me and never let go. And her way with dialogue blew me out of the water in regards to how realistic it all was. I was craving the story of Lucy and Lynn to continue, and I know that my heart will go out to them in this second installment. And I really hope there is more Stebbs, because he was my favorite (: