Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for In a Handful of Dust

In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2)
Hardcover, 384 pages
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.

                           COVER THOUGHTS...

Dani - Just like Not a Drop to Drink, this cover brings vibrant color and an instant glimpse into the mood of this book.

Jax- Well said, Dani! I'm not sure if I'd follow those people down the field path... That cloud looks creepy, making my mind think all sorts of things! Great cover!!!

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  1. People do judge a book by its cover. This is a great cover and would prompt me to continue on to read the synopsis.

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  2. This is truly a fantastic cover. I love the image of the path fading in the distance, with fields on both sides. Gives me the impresison of a wide world and a limited possibility of choosing. I also like the strong, firy colours a lot :-)


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