Waiting on Wednesday (19): The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Jordana Frankel
Release Date:  April 30, 2013
by Katherine Tegen Books

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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

I put this book on my “to-read” and “must-read” shelves on Goodreads a while back, and then kind of forgot about it until I saw it on another blogger’s WoW last week.  And then I remembered how much I can’t wait to read this book!  The cover is so amazing, and I love Scott Westerfeld, so the fact that he’s mentioned in the synopsis makes me really really excited to read this one!  Plus the plot sounds so cool!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Brandi Kosiner

    March 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    THis is on my tbr as well.Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog


    March 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I love the idea that the lead is a daredevil mobile racer! :) This book is definitely going on my TBR list! ~ Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. fakesteph

    March 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    This sounds right up your ally!

  4. Karen

    March 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    This sounds so cool and only two books!!

  5. pagesunbound

    March 7, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I just found this book today on Goodreads! The summary reminds me a bit of the upcoming Tracked by Jenny Martin, I suppose because the protagonist races and both have dystopian elements. They of course sound different in many respects, too. ;)

  6. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    March 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I freaking love this cover and I can't wait to read this one either!

  7. Lynette

    March 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Oooh… This one looks great! And I absolutely ADORE the cover! THanks so much for sharing and for visiting My WOW. New GFC follower. :)

    ~ Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

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