Pam Bachorz is the author of young adult novels CANDOR and DROUGHT. A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost? Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Seventeen-year-old Ruby has special blood that, when mixed with water, helps her fellow Congregants. She longs to help her people escape enslavement, and .

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Badhorz are thrust into isolation, along with the characters, wondering how did this situation come to be and why and where is this taking pl Drought was almost a DNF for me. At first I’m like: Account Options Sign in. Want to Read saving….

DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz | Kirkus Reviews

Believe me, I thought a lot about it while reading it. There is always, and only, Otto. I feel that Bachorz completely dropped the ball on this. He moved on for his own reasons, xrought some of his magic blood behind as a gift for Ruby’s mother.

Maybe questions are left unanwsered because there could be a sequal in the works or already is. Bachorz bacohrz such a living picture of the surroundings, the beliefs, the actions and the personalities of each character you feel you are watching events unravel firsthand.

Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation, the slaver, Darwin West and his cruel overseers, and the killing work of gathering Water.

I am feeling very put out by this book right now! Why does his drouht have magical properties?

Readers are thrust into isolation, along with the characters, wondering how did this situation come to be and why and where is this taking place and what is going on and why am I reading a book about nothing?


Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Oh, I also found it somewhat anti-God, which I didn’t appreciate Escape from living as if it is stillthe year they were all enslaved. Probably more of a 4. Dec 27, Brooke rated it liked it.

Lists with This Book. Oct 18, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: But overall it was a really good book, and I would definitely recommend it. Drought Pam Bachorz No preview available – I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Unfortunately, all I could think of was that this is still not a defense in pxm and yeah, Ford, you’re a jerk and complicit in all the abuse.


I appreciated the cult aspect, and I think Ruby was very believable, if you can buy the setting. Kind of a spooky looking cover. And part where those 6 morons decide it was smart to attempt to murder the one good thing going in the congregation, I don’t think I have ever cried as much during a book.

Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water.

Drought by Pam Bachorz: Review

I went from small uncertain smiles, to full laughter, and eventually to tears. Ruby is years old and has the body and attitude of a 17 year old girl, her father Otto left the community abchorz years before, they are a special community because the only reason the people is living for so long is because Ruby and Otto have special Blood that they put into the peoples Drougght to help heal any injury no matter how big or small and keeps them from getting sick and can survive with drops of Water and very little food.


What the heck is she? To really love it, I need to know more about Otto, about where he came from and why he never came back. When January rolled around and I couldn’t find the book and I saw its lukewarm reviews I decided to let it drop off my to read list and focus on other things.

I honestly have mixed thoughts on Drought. Now why is Darwin doing this? All together, an interesting read and definitely one of the more different books I’ve read in awhile.

And Ruby’s love interest is damnably problematic, so the romance aspect was a little less romantic than it was supposed to have been. I did enjoy the romance between Ford and Ruby, even though it was far-fetched. Bachorz does a fantastic job of convincing the reader that Ruby and the rest of the world are separate. This actually makes it have been better as a straight cult novel, without the paranormal aspect?

I still don’t get the Visitor – he just showed up and then left but managed to do so much in the process that concluded the novel. The ending is a shocker. Ruby learns the truth in the most horrifying way. I even held my breath during the last paragraphs because that kind of ending never ,ever passed through my mind.