Pub. date: January 2011
Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing forI won this from Karen at For What It's Worth, as part of her You Pick the Book giveaway for January (she's doing another one this month, you should go check it out). Thanks so much, Karen! I've been eying this book for a while now, and I'm so happy I finally have it! Can't wait to read it! ^_^
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.
The Breathless Reads Tour starts this month, and I'm going to be attending one of the events! I'm really excited about this, not only because it has a great line-up of authors, but because ZG, Orchid, and I are trying to set up a Book Blogger Identification Thing, so we can meet some of our fellow bloggers. If you plan to be at the Raleigh stop for this tour on 2/25, please go to this post and fill out the RSVP form. If you're going to be at another tour stop, feel free to check out the post anyway, and maybe organize a BBIT for your area.
That's all for me this week. Just as I hoped, this post wasn't as massively long as last week's. Yay! ^_^