Waiting on Wednesday (103) — ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


First came the storms.
Then came the Fever.
And the Wall.

After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct… but in reality, a new primitive society has been born.

Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.

Sherri L. Smith delivers an expertly crafted story about a fierce heroine whose powerful voice and firm determination will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

ORLEANS will be released March 7th, 2013 from Putnam Juvenile.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

September 13, 2012



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    Danica Page

    September 12, 2012

    I hadn't heard of this until now but it definitely sounds intriguing. I'll have to keep my eye out on this one. Plus, it only comes two days away from my b-day so I can probably get it as a gift. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW post

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    September 12, 2012

    OOoh that one is new to me! Sounds very intriguing!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Jessie Marie

    September 12, 2012

    Holy shnikeys (sp?) that sounds good. I'm definitely intrigued and incredibly curious! Haven't heard of this one till now – thanks for spotlighting it. : )

    Jessie Marie
    My WoW

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    September 12, 2012

    Thanks for sharing! I've added this one to my Goodreads list right away :D Looks amazing.

    Come visit my WoW.

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    September 12, 2012

    That sounds awesome!! This is the first I have heard of this book.

    My WoW

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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    September 12, 2012

    This sounds AMAAAAZING! How have I not heard of this before? I seem to say that in most of the comments I leave on your blog. Oops!

    Books of Amber

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    Book Blogger Mom

    September 12, 2012

    I haven't heard of this book.

    Here's my WoW – http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

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    Martina Koleva

    September 12, 2012

    This one definitely sounds great and I would love to get my hands on it. I'm adding it on my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    Ashley Williams

    September 12, 2012

    Sounds like a good read!Here's my WoW.

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    September 12, 2012

    Wow this looks awesome!!! I will definitely have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!!

    Literary Exploration

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    September 12, 2012

    Sounds interesting.

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    Tribute Books Mama

    September 12, 2012

    Sounds like an intriguing choice.


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    Gina @ My Precious

    September 12, 2012

    This sounds fabulous! Thanks for drawing my attention to it.

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    September 12, 2012

    I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds good, kind of scary….I mean you never know what could happen some day. I'll have to add this to my TBR list.

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my WoW

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    September 12, 2012

    This looks GOOD! Plus I LOVED Flygirl! Adding it to my list!

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    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    September 12, 2012

    Very interesting! First I have heard of this one, great pick! Here is my WoW.

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    Dani Chapman

    September 12, 2012

    Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

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    September 12, 2012

    This sounds exciting!!!! I love the cover, and the the girl's name :D Thanks for sharing!!!

    My WoW is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

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    September 12, 2012

    Darn, I totally had this on my list of lesser known but ridiculously awesome sounding books with covers for future WoWs. Sigh. :-p

    Here's mine

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    September 12, 2012

    This one looks awesome!

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    Chapter by Chapter

    September 12, 2012

    This one sounds pretty amazing! I love stories with strong female heroines. Fantastic pick!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW pick this week!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd

    September 13, 2012

    This sounds so amazing..even the cover looks hot! I love these super heroines :D

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #38

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    September 13, 2012

    Interesting, I hadn't heard of this one before. It sounds pretty cool and might be my kind of book. Viruses, devastation, dystopian stuff.. Totally my kind of thing! I'll keep an eye on it for sure :D

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    September 13, 2012

    Awesome! Just added it to my TBR! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to tell Rachel about this one!
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    September 13, 2012

    I haven't herd of this one but I love disaster books and dystopian books. Sounds really good! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Madigan McGillicuddy

    September 14, 2012

    Sounds interesting. I do love dystopian books.

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    Kate B.

    September 14, 2012

    Great pick. I have been waiting for this one since I first heard about it.

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    Maji Bookshelf

    September 15, 2012

    holly… why have I NOT heard about this one before?? *adds on goodreads*

    thanks for showcasing it!!

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf