The Ward by Jordana Frankel
Published by Katherine Tegan Books (Harper Collins)
3.5 out of 5 stars
***This is not the full review – its a review sneak peek***
Format Egalley (available in a range of formats from 30th April 2013)
Set in a flooded, dystopian New York, The Ward is the story of Ren, a young orphan with a multitude of secrets. Ren is a dragster – a racer – and a good one, but being a female means she’s not accepted into the world, and as life takes a turn for the worse she is forced to compromise everything she stands for in order to save someone she loves.
Frankel has delivered a fun dystopian that is worth a read, it presents a new world with some characters that you’ll love (and others you’ll love to hate) but despite the original setting, the plot is not over original – in the sense that a young girl is left running a race against time with the weight of the world and those she loves on her shoulders. Thats not a bad thing, we go back to these stories time and time again because we enjoy the little guys fight. One to pre-order? Maybe not, but definitely one for your to read piles.
Full review will be released on 30th April
ARC/Egalley kindly provided by the publishers via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.