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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #53

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Here are my picks for the week:
 The Ward
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.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 384 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: April 30th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books     
Why I'm Waiting:
The cover is what really caught my eye with this book. Then I read the summary and it got added to my TBR immediately.
Icons (Icons #1)
Your heart beats only with their permission.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 448 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: May 7th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers   
Why I'm Waiting:
Um... did you read the summary?
Did you see that cover?
'Nuff said.
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I'm looking forward to this too! It sounds awesome.

    My WoW

  2. Excited for both! I got The Ward from Edelweiss and I can't wait to start it. I love dystopian/end of the world books. I wasn't a fan of Beautiful Creatures but Icons sounds amazing!
    My WOW

  3. Great covers, and an interesting premise for both. Good luck with them!

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  4. I'm dying to read both of these! They look sooo good!
    My WOW

  5. I have both ARCS, and Icon is on my must read list for this year. I just don't know when I'm getting to either one of them.

  6. Both of these picks look good!

    Here's my Wow


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