Nov 21 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #24 Tidal by Amanda Hocking & The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Posted by Jenea in Just Talking / 15 Comments



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.


I have two for you this week.





Tidal (Watersong #3) by Amanda Hocking

Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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With Penn and Lexi determined to kill Gemma and replace her with another siren, Gemma’s life is in grave danger…unless she can break the curse before it’s too late. With the help of Harper and Daniel, she’ll delve deep into her enemies’ mythical past–and their darkest secrets. It’s her only hope of saving everything she holds dear: her family, her life, and her relation…







The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by 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.





I just finished Lullaby, so I am really looking forward to reading what happens next with Harper and Daniel, and what is going on with Gemma and the evil sisters. The Ward caught my attention a few weeks ago. It sounds like it is going to be intense. And it has romance in it too. Yes, please… what are you “patiently” waiting on?



Happy Reading…


About Amanda Hocking


I live in Minnesota, and I write young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. The My Blood Approves series is about vampires in Minneapolis, and its available now. I also wrote the Trylle Trilogy, which is a paranormal romance without vampires, shifters, mermaids, fae, angels, dragons, ghosts, or ninjas.

My latest book is Hollowland – a zombie urban fantasy set in the dystopian near future. It’s a bit more violent and gritter than my other books, but there is still romance. Mostly though, Remy kicks a lot of butt.

I also enjoy Red Bull, Jim Henson, Batman, Jane Austen, Star Wars legos, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand

My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Moore, and J. D. Salinger, but I don’t write anything like them. I have an obsession with River Phoenix, and I’ve seen Silence of the Lambs more than any other movie, even The Dark Knight. If I were trapped on a deserted island, the one thing I’d take with me would be a boat capable for taking me home.

I’m also the guitarist in a band called the Fraggin Aardvarks, and even though its even twice as cool as it sounds, we haven’t had a practice in like two years, so I’m not sure that technically we are still a band. But we never broke up, and it’s an awesome thing to tell people, so I’m sticking with it. (We even had a synethesizer!)


15 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #24 Tidal by Amanda Hocking & The Ward by Jordana Frankel”

  1. vmcarswell

    I really like the cover for Tidal and how you can see the tree tattoo. This cover looks fierce. I wasn’t impressed with the first of this series, but I enjoyed it enough to see what happens in the 2nd book and hopefully the 3rd book, too. And an earth-shattering mystery in The Ward? Count me in! Great picks!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  2. inlibrisveritas

    I just got Wake a few weeks ago but I haven’t read it yet, I didn’t even know that the second one was out yet, lol. I haven’t heard of The Ward before but it certainly looks really interesting, certainly a unique storyline. Thanks for sharing :).

  3. Ashley

    OMG The Ward! Yes yes yes yes yes!! A million times yes! It sounds freaking amazing and how crazy is that cover? I love it! It’s so Day After Tomorrow. Can’t wait for that book!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    Ashley @ Book Nook

  4. Dani @ Refracted Light Reviews

    Oooo… adding THE WARD immediately! Not a huge fan of the Watersong series, but I do love the cover of Tidal :) Thanks for visiting our WoW!

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