Books by Mindy McGinnis

GIVEN TO THE EARTH by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"The distinct perspectives shine, and the harsh-yet-hopeful conclusion ensures this duology doesn't succumb to the tired trope of happily-ever-after, making this a worthwhile read. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
The end of the world is nigh, and the characters from Given to the Sea (2017) must decide how to meet it. Read full book review >
THIS DARKNESS MINE by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a shame the author couldn't have been as ruthless as her character. (Paranormal thriller. 16-18)"
A perfectionist prude is slowly revealed to have bigger character flaws. Read full book review >
GIVEN TO THE SEA by Mindy McGinnis
Released: April 11, 2017

"This well-paced, thoughtful story will have readers eager for the sequel. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Multiple perspectives reveal the story of several people—and a kingdom—in turmoil. Read full book review >
THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An unflinching look at rape culture and its repercussions. (Thriller. 15-18)"
Three teens in small-town Ohio struggle with sexual violence, together and individually, in a tragic thriller. Read full book review >
A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A dark study of the effects of power in the wrong hands, buoyed by a tenacious heroine and her colorful companions. (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Thrown into an asylum by the same hands that nearly destroyed her, a 19th-century girl must redefine herself and the meaning of madness to survive. Read full book review >
IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by Mindy McGinnis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hard to put down. (Adventure. 13 & up)"
Ten years after Not a Drop to Drink (2013), the orphan Lynn rescued is a teenager forced to set out on a dangerous, cross-country journey.Read full book review >
NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
While defending her resources in a lawless world where water is a rare commodity, Lynn learns about life and humanity. Read full book review >