Honestly, this may be my new favorite book of 2015...
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….
I absolutely love this book! It did start off a little slow, but it was mostly because there was a lot of world building. Although, my favorite part about this book is definitely the characters. I fell in love with all of them, and the character development, especially in Lynn (the MC) is fantastic!
The concept behind this book is very interesting, and I found it kind of ironic reading it, because California is in a drought right now... It was almost kind of scary thinking that Lynn's world could become a possibility.
Overall, this book is hands down one of the best books I've read in a long time. If you like dystopian, this is a must read!
P.S. Be ready for the ending.
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