Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Ward

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Ward

Title: The Ward
Author: Jordana Frankel
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):

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 I'm Looking Forward To It: Dystopian is my go-to genre right now, as is anything set in Manhattan, so this is definitely my kind of book! And I absolutely love the cover. *pets* 

(Alas, though, it reads a little too much like Project P for my comfort, so I'm also extremely interested to find out just how similar they are.)

So what book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Yes! I think this one sounds awesome and I'm excited for it too. I always love a good daredevil racer book. ;) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! :)

  2. I need this book in my life! The cover is brilliant as well!

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    1. I know, right? Harper has the BEST cover designers.

  3. This one sounds so good! Plus, I love the cover. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. I can't wait for this one, sounds like a total thrill ride! Great pick! :)
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  5. I'm super excited for The Ward, Skye! :) I just love that cover too. SO cool and terrifying at the same time!

  6. Such an awesome cover! Sounds like it's going to be a good read! Great choice!

  7. This one looks fabulous!! I totally can't wait to read it, LOL! :D

  8. This sounds like an exciting read, and that cover is pretty epic! Nice choice!

  9. Ah, I love the cover of this book! I keep putting it off in favor of other books but I should probably just read it. It looks so, so incredible. Fabulous pick, and thanks for dropping by! xx

  10. Ooo I am waiting on this one too!! I am always interested to discover a new dystopian idea! Great pick!

    And thanks for stopping by my WoW!!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert