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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. 


  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!

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


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

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


  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!!

  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

  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 :)

  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

  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 :)

  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!!

  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

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


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

  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:)

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

  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

  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.

  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 =)

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

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

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

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  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. :)

  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

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

    Check out my WoW!

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

  26. That cover is TERRIFYING! Very dramatic!

  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