Monday, January 10, 2011

Drought; Pam Bachorz




























ARC

Reading level: Young Adult

Publisher: EgmontUSA (January 25, 2011)





Synopsis

Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved.

When Ruby meets Ford--an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer--she longs to run away with him to the modern world, where she could live a normal teenage live. Escape with Ford would be so simple.

But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possess the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special--her blood--and it's the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.

Drought is the haunting story of one community’s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.


My Review

   Flipping Fantastic. Drought was dangerous, severe and left you with enough hope to see some beauty in a world hidden within a world. Is pushes the boundaries of right and wrong. Ruby surpasses any main character I have read recently. She was strong, relentless and brave. She always had a need to do the right thing to show her worth. It's seemed effortlessly to follow after Ruby's character and her journey.

   The power of greed is disturbing. Ruby must find her way while protecting the innocent.  I want to say I was fooled by the some of the characters in the book. I had been manipulated.

 Manipulation is a word I would use if I had to describe Drought. Truth is hard to find when you are shifting through blood and water. I am adding Pam Bachorz to my favorite author list. If any of her future books are even close to how awesome Drought is.  I do plan on reading Candor after getting a taste of Bachorz writing. Drought is setting the par for 2011's books. What a great way to start the year.


Visit Pam Bachorz here.

She has also written Candor



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15 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Awesome review. Sounds like something I should most definitely look into.

Your right about the power of greed.

Alex Bennett said...

I'll definitely be reading this soon!

Tina said...

I loved Candor...Ill prob like this one too....nice review

Meredith said...

I cannot stop staring at that cover, and your review has me totally hooked! I'll be looking for this one now--thank you!

Nina said...

I didn't adore Candor, but I did enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to this book. It looks so good. :) Great review. Glad to hear you thought it was fantastic.

Jamie said...

OMG "flipping fantastic?!" I guess that's book blogge for "must own this book!" Great review!

Adriana said...

Drought does sound like a pretty fantastic book. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

What an amazing and convincing review, Liz! How can I not want to race out and read this one after that?! :-)

Aleksandra said...

Wow, great review :) I still haven't gotten around to reading Candor, although I have it, but I hope I will soon & after that probably I'll get Drought, too :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Oooo.. pretty cover! And that book sounds amazing. Thanks!

GMR said...

Wow...great review! I was torn when I read the title versus saw the cover. One drew me, while the other...not so much. Sounds like a strong read though, thanks for sharing!

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds strange, and I am very interested :)

Jennifer said...

Great review Liz. Drought sounds awesome and the cover is fabulous. Definitely going to read this one.

Carina L. Tai said...

I'm jealous! I've been looking forward to this book! And the author has yet to disappoint me! Great review!

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I didn't love Candor but perhaps Drought is better than I anticipate. Thanks for the review and glad you had a great start to the reading year!