Author: Cameron Stracher
Reading Level: Young Adult
Location: YA Stracher
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.
Bottomline: I didn't like this one as much as I hoped, and I'm a big fan of dystopian stories. The author tried too hard to make it jammed-packed with thrilling adventures, and each chapter left off with a plot twisting cliff-hanger. I was determined to finish it, but the ending didn't even resolve! I suppose it's open for a sequel, but I'm not sure if I'll be interested in reading it.