Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 97: Across a Star-Swept Sea

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Across a Star-Swept Sea
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balazar + Bray
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
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464 pages

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.

My Thoughts:
I'm a huge fan of anything by Diana Peterfreund, and I loved the first book in the series so I really can't wait for this book! I don't know anything about The Scarlet Pimpernel, so I definitely want to read up on that before this book comes out! 

What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!


  1. OOh nice one! Seeing this around quite a bit!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I just picked up a copy of the first book from the library today! Well yesterday (Tuesday) :) Can't wait to start it!

    My WW!

  3. Oooo, this was my WoW pick last week! I seriously cannot wait to read the companion to a beautiful story. I wish I could have gotten an ARC or eARC! But that's okay :)

    Hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Check out my WoW post!

  4. I have been seeing this one around. I guess I need to go pick up For Darkness Show the Stars! This looks like a wonderful series.

    Joann @ Paperback Lass

  5. I am going to have to check out this series! It sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
    New follower!
    My WoW


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