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December 04, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (34) - Authentic Dystopian Edition


The Ward


The Ward by Jordana Frankel
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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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.
As you'll notice from the title, this book is AUTHENTIC Dystopian. I have grown TIRED of books being labeled dystopian only to get disappointed when I start reading them and find out that NO they are not dystopian but rather sci-fi or paranormal or futuristic. I haven't read a good dystopian novel in a VERY long time (bless Veronica Roth, Tahereh Mafi, and Suzanne Collins). I really need this book, and for the time being if you guys know of any great dystopians, let me know!  - Juhina

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we are excited about. 
    


29 comments:

  1. Oooh, this sounds good! I'm missing authentic dystopians too :( There's one new release coming up that I'm really excited for: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith :D Maybe you can check that out!

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  2. Woah! Great Choice... The cover looks good and the plot sounds unique and interesting. :D

    -Dannielle
    http://bookwhales.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

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  3. that sounds good! New follower and thanks for following me.

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  4. The Ward sounds awesome. I really do like the sound of this one as well.

    Grace

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  5. This one sounds so awesome!! I am definitely looking forward to it. Waterlogged city, government conspiracy, and female daredevil!! How can I not want this!!

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  6. Wow! I am really craving (if that makes sense) a great dystopian read, but I'm afraid they might all be the same. Just like you, I feel the genre is usually mixed up. The Ward, however, sounds like a nice and different read.
    Thanks for sharing it and thanks for stopping by my post earlier and for following us! In short, a BIG thank you, Juhina and Farah! :D
    Happy reading, girls!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  7. I've had this book in my sights for awhile now. It sounds like it will be a great Dystopian and that cover is just awesome!! Thanks for stopping by
    My WoW and sharing yours.

    New Follower :)

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  8. OMG! Waterlogged Manhattan and a passionate young scientist? I'm sold! This sounds awesome. =D

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  9. I actually like all types of dystopia so I don't mind when they're mixed only if writing and the story are good. The Ward is something new for me :) I like the blurb and I hope I'll get a chance to read it :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I've seen this book on Goodreads, but never really looked at the cover or the synopsis until your post, and all I can say is that it's great. The pic. of the girl in the title is cool, and I'll be adding this to my pile. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. This is on my TBR list too! I am a dystopian fanatic and can't get enough. But you are right, some of them are not very authentic. The Ward has a lot of promise. And the cover reminds me of the Day After Tomorrow movie. :D

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  12. Oh yeah, this one sounds very good! I like dystopian, so this one is definitely on my wish list :) The cover is pretty.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  13. YES! You know I am a dystopian FREAK! Love this :)

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  14. THIS SOUND SO GOOD! I never tire of dystopians:) Especially dystopians that have a good romance - I need a little pretty mixed into all the ugly of of dystopian worlds:)

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  15. I just added The Ward to my TBR as well. Great pick! Here's my WOW.

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  16. I'm really excited about this one too! Love the cover and I agree that so many things sound dystopian but then they really aren't.
    My WOW

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  17. O awesome pick.

    And can I just say how lucky you gals are to have a love of books together? I love it. I wish my sister was a bookie too. ;)

    GREAT blog.
    Thank you so much for visiting mine.

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  18. I haven't read any dystopian for awhile now. Oh how I miss them so! This one is definitely getting added to my TBR, thanks for sharing =)

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  19. This sounds amazingly good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. This sounds good, Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  21. I can't wait for this one either! It sounds super amazing! I'm really looking forward to reading it. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  22. I think it might be finally happening... dystopian books aren't grabbing me quite as much as they used to! I do still really like the sound of this book though and wouldn't mind giving it a shot. Brilliant pick. :)

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  23. I love the sounds of this one. I can't wait for it.. I had this a WoW pick a few weeks ago. Awesome pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  24. This looks AWESOME! Adding to my TBR :) I loooove the cover too!

    Check out my WoW!

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  25. looks good i will need to check this one out! thanks ! - Katie @ Inkk

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  26. That cover is TERRIFYING! Very dramatic!

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  27. Awesome pick! I cannot wait for this one either ;) Think it sounds amazing. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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