Jordana Frankel’s thrilling and imaginative YA dystopian novel The Ward is set in a near-future New York City. A catastrophic flood has washed out Manhattan, leaving the rivers polluted, and entire neighborhoods underwater. Some areas are quarantined because of an outbreak of a deadly... show more
Jordana Frankel’s thrilling and imaginative YA dystopian novel The Ward is set in a near-future New York City. A catastrophic flood has washed out Manhattan, leaving the rivers polluted, and entire neighborhoods underwater. Some areas are quarantined because of an outbreak of a deadly disease. The illness, known as the Blight, is killing sixteen-year-old Ren’s sister. Desperate to save her sister’s life, Ren agrees to lead a secret mission from the government to search for a cure. But her quest leads to a confounding mystery beneath the water and an unlikely friendship with a passionate scientist. Readers who love speculative fiction and crave action-packed stories similar to Veronica Roth’s Divergent will find The Ward absolutely unputdownable.
Publish date: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 465
Edition language: English
Series: The Ward (#1)
Based on the cover and the synopsis, I'd expected it to be one of the best. Talking about a letdown! I didn't feel the connection with the characters. Heck I didn't even know anything about Ren, expect that she loved Aven like a sister and liked to race. Besides, there should have been more descript...
*Sigh* This book was very, very disappointing, it was very confusing. I thought it would be an awesome book, with tons of action and drama. This wasn't the point with The Ward. The story wasn't anything special, there's a plague in the place called the Ward. Ren a 16 year old girl, finds that her fr...
The Ward features a spunky, tough main character in Ren and her best friend/pseudo sister Aven who is dying. The world is ours but set approximately 100 years in the future where water has overtaken everything. Manhattan as we know it is officially under the sea but how it came to be that way I have...
Hate the character, love the worldbuilding, confusing writing, amazing plot, perfect ending
*3.25*I've never seen or heard of a dystopian story like this one. The concept of a flooded Manhattan is very unique and intriguing, which was a definite plus for this book. On the other hand, it was also a major downfall because it was not described or developed enough. I got confused at some point...