Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Look for her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. Mindy is represented by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.

12 09, 2016

Review: NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis

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Review: NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnisNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Series: Not a Drop to Drink #1
Published by Harper Collins on September 24th 2013
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories, Lifestyles, Country Life, Romance, General
Also by this author: The Female of the Species, A Madness So Discreet
Hardcover provided by My Wallet (purchased)

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Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold. New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant says Not a Drop to Drink is a debut "not to be missed." With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a frontierlike world not so different from our own.

Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, 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. But when strangers appear, 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. . . .

For more in this gritty world, join Lynn on an epic journey to find home in the companion novel, In a Handful of Dust.

I recently read Mindy McGinnis’ The Female of the Species. I liked the writing style so much that I went looking for more books from this author. Imagine my surprise when another book by this author, Not a Drop to Drink, is already sitting on my bookshelf! I picked up Not a Drop […]

2 09, 2016

Review: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis

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Review: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnisThe Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense, Social Themes, Violence, Law & Crime
Also by this author: Not a Drop to Drink, A Madness So Discreet
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.
Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.
As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

  This was not what I expecting. THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES was so much better! I think the cover made me think this would be light, or funny, or immature. This book was none of those. This story is kinda dark, and intense. I found myself liking Alex right away. It is […]

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