I really liked this book, but I just couldn't get into the setting or characters. The Ward is supposed to take place in a future NYC. I live an hour away from NYC and I just couldn't place where this book takes place. Things just weren't explained enough for me. The mobiles they drive, how the mobiles get from building to building, what the buildings look like, even what the characters look like. What I did love though, was the dedication Renata had for her "sister" Aven. Ren risked her life over and over to make the best like she could for Aven. I really liked Derek until about 3/4 of the way through. I would really like to see a sequel, but with better world building and characterization.