Waiting on Wednesday #22: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Posted June 5, 2013 in Meme / 5 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.

We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!


Across a Star Swept

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For the Darkness Shows the Stars #2)
By Diana PeterFreund
Expected Publication October 15, 2013
Balzer + Bray
Young Adult | Fantasy | Science Fiction




About the book: 

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.

Why am I waiting?

The “cover whore” in me took over this week, that’s why!!!  I absolutely can’t wait for this companion book to For Darkness Shows the Stars!

According to Ms. Peterfreund’s website, you don’t have to have read the first book to understand Across a Star-Swept Sea.  So those of you who have not started the “series”, fret not!


What are you waiting for? 




About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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