About Me

My photo
Hi, I'm Jamie. I'm a writer, reader, and huge TV junkie. I just might post about all three here on this blog. Have a look around. And if you want, drop me an email and tell me what you think. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

waiting on wednesday: The Water Wars

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on. Like all of you I'm sure, there are tons of upcoming books that I can't wait to read. But one that I'm most anticipating (at least for the month of January!) is The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher.

The Water Wars
By Cameron Stracher
Pub date: 1/1/11

Product Description from Amazon.com

Would you risk everything for someone you just met?

What if he had a secret worth killing for?

Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold...

Hundreds of millions of people have already died, and millions more will soon fall-victims of disease, hunger, and dehydration. It is a time of drought and war. The rivers have dried up, the polar caps have melted, and drinkable water is now in the hands of the powerful few. There are fines for wasting it and prison sentences for exceeding the quotas.

But Kai didn't seem to care about any of this. He stood in the open road drinking water from a plastic cup, then spilled the remaining drops into the dirt. He didn't go to school, and he traveled with armed guards. Kai claimed he knew a secret-something the government is keeping from us...

And then he was gone. Vanished in the middle of the night. Was he kidnapped? Did he flee? Is he alive or dead? There are no clues, only questions. And no one can guess the lengths to which they will go to keep him silent. We have to find him-and the truth-before it is too late for all of us.

Doesn't it sound amazing? And the best part? It comes out in 3 DAYS! Yes people, on 1/1/11, The Water Wars hits the shelves...and you can bet I'll be first in line to snag a copy!


  1. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  2. Nice pick Jamie, I'm really excited for this one as well! And bonus, we don't have long to wait at all:) Looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

  3. This book has been added to my TBR list of 2011 for awhile now. I can't wait to read it!! However I don't think I will be in 3 days.. there's just too much already waiting for me. Aghh!! lol

  4. Great pick !! I love this cover, I can't wait to read this one !! Happy reading !! Thanks for stopping by my blog !!
    Elodie from Once Upon a Quote ;)

  5. Am really excited about this one too. Have it pre-ordered and cannot wait. Great pick!

  6. I love me some good Dystopian, and this sounds like it's going to be awesome. Really glad that we don't have to wait long for the release date!

    New follower, Jamie! Looking forward to reading your posts.

  7. I just got a copy from the publisher in the mail, and I almost died! Excellent pick :)

  8. I have been seeing this book around the blogs. I haven't had much luck enjoying dystopian, but maybe I will give this one a try.

  9. Thanks for the comments guys...I'm right there with you all in the anticipation department!

    And Melissa - I'm so jealous!

  10. I am definitely waiting on this one, too! Sounds so good... the environmental aspect sounds not too far away from our present actually...

  11. This is the first time I've heard of this book! Nice choice. I'll be checking it out. Thanks Jamie!

  12. This is the first I've heard of this and it looks really good and I love the cover! nice pick!

  13. Great minds do think alike :) I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it.

  14. This one does sound interesting, and I love the cover. Great pick!

  15. This sounds awesome and only 3 days, well 2 now!! It's on my TBR pile!! Great pick and thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!

  16. So glad to hear so many of you are waiting for this one, too. I'm definitely gonna pick it up this weekend and I'm afraid it's gonna have to move to the top of my TBR pile...so be on the lookout for a review from me.
    And thanks for visiting and commenting!

  17. I've seen this on WoWs all over the place! Looks like a dystopia with a pretty solid basis in reality. Great pick and thanks for stopping by my blog! =)

  18. This seems quite popular! Great pick, too many great books coming out!

  19. Another beeautiful blog I have come accross..
    sometimes I just wonder how do you guys maintain such standard..
    Car Hire Liverpool