Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (46) The Ward by Jordana Frankel



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* The Ward by Jordana Frankel.

(The Ward)

Expected Publication:April 30,2013
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Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.

Why Am I Waiting
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First off, I love that this isn't a trilogy but two books. I just think at this particular time with trilogies so popular its a nice change of pace. Second, this sounds like a blend of Escape From New York, Mad Max, with a bit of Cameron Stracher's The Water Wars thrown in. If successfully pulled off this book could be epic!!!

Out of curiosity, Have you heard of The Ward?If so, Do you plan on reading it? What do you think of the premise? How about that cover?

Let me Know In The Comments Below! I love reading your responses.

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That about wraps up my Waiting on Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave me the link to your Wednesday memes so I can check them out as well!

34 comments:

  1. OMG I AM WAITING FOR THIS ONE AS WELL!!!! It sounds so awesome!
    I think the biker girl part really made me want to read it. :P

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  2. I haven't heard of this before now, but the blurb has me hooked. I'm definitely looking forward to it! Excellent Picket!

    Here’s Mine: Waiting on Wednesday Pick

    Michelle :)
    Author, Pods, available June 4th

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  3. This is one that I am really looking forward to. Awesome pick.


    Thanks for stopping by my Wow
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Wow

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  4. I love the two books versus three, as well. So many 2nd books in trilogies end up as just filler these days. I have this from Edelweiss and hope to get to it soon. Hope we both love it! :) Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

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  5. Awesome pick! I've been itching for this one :)

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-35.html

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  6. Ohh I do agree that a two book series is sometimes a nice refreshing change!

    I have not heard of this book before but it is definitely being added to my TBR list!

    My WoW @The Quiet Concert

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  7. The Ward sounds simply amazing! I really need to get my hands on this one when it comes out. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

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    1. I believe it's still on Edelweiss to request. :)

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  8. This one looks so good! I can't wait for it to come out either! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  9. Oh the Ward sounds like an intense read! :) I love the sound of it. I hope you'll get to read it soon :) Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I love that it is just two books. She could have totally milked it for the trilogy and didn't. :)

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    1. Yup! I just hope in a way that they don't decide to trilogy it out later on.

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  11. It seems like everyone is waiting on this one!! It's on my TBR!
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Beth @ YA Vixens
    Vixen's WoW!

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  12. I like the idea of it being a two-book series, too. The cover reminds me Inception. Also, your quote w/Sam and Frodo? Had to reread it again. Gives me chills.

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  13. I'm so excited for The Ward! That's so cool that it's two books. That's so rare in YA nowadays. I adore this cover too! So creepy yet telling.

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    1. That is so true it's either stand alone, trilogy, or epic series.

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  14. This is such a cool cover, I love when authors put cities under water:) Great choice!

    Here's my WOW.

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    1. I love that the cover doesn't have the girl Ren as the main focus but the city itself.

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  15. Great choice! It looks amazing. :D

    -Brad @ BookYAReview

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  16. Wow, this sounds like an amazing dystopian. I hadn't heard of it. The cover is great, very eye catching. Thanks for stopping by!
    Clean Teen Fiction's WoW

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  17. I can't wait to get my hands on The Ward! XD I've been waiting on it for months now, even before the cover reveal! Excellent pick. :)

    Here's my WoW

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  18. I've just finished Partials by Dan Wells so this sounds like the perfect book to carry on with when it comes out! :)
    Thanks for stopping by hun :)

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    1. I still have to read Partials but I have it on my Kindle so I know I'll get to it eventually.

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  19. This one is on my TBR pile I can't wait to read it! Great pick :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  20. I've seen this book here and there. I'm still on the fence about reading it. Maybe after I see some reviews, I'll make a decision.

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  21. Oh I AM SO EXCITED about this book (with caps too!), and in fact, I got an e-arc this week - eeeeeeep!!

    Great choice!

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  22. I've been looking forward to this one, but this is the first time I've seen that cover. So cool! I agree, this sounds like Mad Max and Escape from New York had a baby. :-) Wonderful WoW pick!

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    1. I'm curious what cover you've seen. I know they change depending on country and I haven't seen one from outside the US yet.

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  23. I am so excited that I just got this off Edelweiss! Love apocalyptic books! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Oh I am so so so excited about reading this one! I want to read it soon but I have too many books to read. I guess that's a good problem to have but still. Excellent choice! Thanks for dropping by :) xxx

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