Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis 
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR
Expected Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.


After reading Mindy's The Female of the Species (review to come very soon), I simply need to read all of Mindy's books. 


And unlike The Female of the Species, this is a YA fantasy which is my absolute favorite genre. The setting sounds rich, and the synopsis hints at a star-crossed romance with great adventure, and who doesn't want a book about that? 

What do you guys think? Have you heard of this one? Is it on your TBR? Let me know!


Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Look for her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET in October of 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books. Mindy is represented by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.
Connect with Mindy: Website | Twitter | Facebook

26 comments:

  1. I'm reading McGinnis' A Madness So Discreet right now, and it makes me even more excited for Given to the Sea than I already was! It sounds awesome. :) I really need to pick up The Female of the Species, too...

    My WoW

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    1. I really want to read A Madness So Discreet and everything Mindy has written, I hope we both enjoy this one. The Female of the Species is awesome, definitely check it out.

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  2. Mindy McGinnis is kind of a rockstar. All of her books sound so good! I have only read one so far and that was Not a Drop to Drink. And it was the first and only book that I have legit thrown across the room. I have A Madness So Discreet on my TBR for October and I'm gonna buy Female of the Species ASAP! And I am also SO excited for this book! It sounds amazing!

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    1. Kind of a rockstar? She's definitely a rockstar in my book. I need to read everything she's written! I hope you throwing Not a Drop to Drink across the room was for good reasons? I can't wait to see what you think about The Female of the Species.

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  3. YES!!! I have my eye of this one!!!I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Ms Mindy McGinnis. But this is right up my alley.You know I love me some YA fantasy. Awesome pick, hope you get it. xoxo

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    1. You definitely need to check out her books! I have only read The Female of the Species but I need to read them all!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love Fantasy, especially YA. So sign me up and I have had a side eye on this. Plus I have been a hearing a lot of good about her latest book.

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    1. Me too ^_^ Her latest book, The Female of the Species, is phenomenal! Everyone needs to read it, especially women. I hope you read check out Given to the Sea and The Female of the Species.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That sounds soo freaking good! I've heard of her book A Madness So Discreet, but I haven't read anything yet. This might be the first.

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    1. I haven't read it yet either but now I definitely want to after reading The Female of the Species and I'm really excited to read this one.

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  6. This sounds AMAZING! I still need to read The Females of the Species, but this one is definitely going on my wishlist as well. Thanks for spotlighting it. :) My TTT

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    1. I agree! And you must read The Female of the Species, it's powerful and raw.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I'm interested in this book too! I read three of McGinnis's books and gave each three stars consistently, but I think this one might be a winner for me. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I hope it is! But you should definitely also try The Female of the Species, that's an amazing book!

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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  8. I have read some of her previous books. I don't know if I'll read this since I don't usually read fantasy. I hope you enjoy reading it!
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    1. You never know, this could be the one that makes you want to read more fantasy! I usually don't read contemporaries but there have been contemporaries YA books that I've loved. Like Mindy's The Female of the Species.

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  9. I really need to read some of her books! They all sound incredible and I know that I will enjoy them. I really love fantasy as well and I will definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yes, you do! And I need to read more! Her writing is fantastic. I hope we both love this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love A Madness So Discreet, and I'm waiting for The Female of the Species to arrive in my mailbox any day now. So yes, I'm also looking forward to this one. Very much so. I hope you'll love it! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. I really want to read A Madness So Discreet, I've heard really great things. I really love The Female of the Species, it's such an important book. I hope you feel the same way!

      Thank you for stopping by and no problem ^_^

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  11. Ohhh this one sounds liek a really fascinating fantasy, like it sounds a bit tribal actually? Love the spotlight Brittany!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. It does sound tribal, I'm excited to hear more about that aspect. I know the writing will be great ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I have Not A Drop To Drink, and In a Handful Of Dust, but I haven't read them yet. I know, I know! They weren't review books, so they weren't priority. I will be getting to them next year because I am cuttung way back on ARCs. I had not heard of Given To The Sea. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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  13. OMG that cover looks amazing! I had not heard of this one before so thank you for putting it on my radar!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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  14. I'm super excited for this one, too! I haven't read any of her books yet, but looking at her work so far, I love that it's a little of everything, contemp, fantasy, creepy psycological---none of her books look anything the same! I need to pick one up soon!

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  15. This cover is pretty gorgeous :D I'm sort of curious about the book. I hope you will end up loving it, though. <3 Lovely pick Brittany :)

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