Happy Book Birthday!
I love the green and gray deadly/sickly look of the cover. It truly reflects the feel of the landscape in the book.
I was lucky enough to read this book as part of the Friday the Thirteeners ARC tour. It was stark and beautiful. The world pulled me in and the characters were varied and powerful. I absolutely loved it!
Here is the blurb from Drink so you can see what I'm talking about:
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.
This book is very different from everything else out there. I loved it and you should check it out.
You can find links to order your own copy here.
Happy book birthday, Mindy! Congratulations and I can't WAIT to read your next book! :)