Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Across A Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund


Waiting on Wednesday features upcoming releases and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

 Title: Across a Star Swept Sea
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Publisher:  Harper Teen, 464 pages
Expected Publication Date:  October 15, 2013


 From Goodreads:Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.


So before I read this one I really need to read For Darkness Shows the Stars!

Posted By: Sheri

13 comments:

  1. I definitely want to read this one as well! The cover is so gorgeous! I read For Darkness Shows the Stars and enjoyed it so I'm sure this one is going to be amazing! Great pick!

    My WoW

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  2. I've been drooling over this cover for what feels like forever. It's just so gorgeous. I have For Darkness, but haven't read it yet. I definitely need to pick it up soon. Great pick!

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    1. I was just telling Pam that I am completely drawn to books with amazing covers these days and I never used to pay that much attention to them. ~Sheri

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  3. I read For Darkness Shows the Stars and Among the Nameless Stars and I'm really looking forward to this one. I really like the way Diana Peterfreund writes, I think it's so flowing and pretty.
    Great pick!

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    1. ohh...I hadn't heard of Among the Nameless Stars. I will definitely have to look that one up! ~Sheri

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  4. I've got the first one sitting RIGHT BY MY BED on my night stand. It's been there since April. I REALLY obviously want to read it, but haven't had a chance. These covers are incredible.

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    1. Maybe we should do a Top Ten of the best book covers in 2013 or sub genres! ~Sheri

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  5. I love the cover. I still have to read For Darkness Shows the Stars since with all the hype around it. But I can tell it'll be good. Awesome pick!

    Holly @ Absorbing the Content

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  6. I still need to read For Darkness Shows the Stars...maybe someday :)

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    1. I know so many books and so little time! ~Sheri

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  7. Awesome pick, I am so excited for this book, the covers in this book are so pretty. I have the first book out from the library right now.

    Sorry for the late reply!

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