Dec 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Water Wars

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Everyone knows that I am a fan of dystopias & The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher seems to promise not to disappoint. With a January 1, 2011 release date, you can bet I'm counting down the days!

Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother Will live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations.

Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

From Goodreads

It sounds so chilling! I really hope he does a "this is how we got here" kid of introduction. I always find it so fascinating when authors spin a terrifyingly realistic future. I am a firm believer that any number of them are possible & that we should take heed. I truly look forward to the world Cameron creates & the task the characters have at hand. What are you waiting on this week?

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