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

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)
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.
I still have to read For Darkness Shows The Stars, but this sounds amazing! Also, it's the second retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel coming out this year. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, too. What are you waiting on? :) 








14 comments:

  1. Let me just tell you now, For Darkness Shows the Stars is an AWESOME book! Seriously, get on that like right now ;)
    I'm so unbelievably excited for Across a Star-Swept Sea, but I think I may have to re-read the first book because I can't remember what happened at the end. Oops

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  2. I also haven't read the first book in this series but boy aren't the covers pretty. I hope you'll enjoy this series :)

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  3. I still have not read For Darkness Shows the Stars but WOW, I LOVE both of the covers :) I have heard good things about the first one so I need to read it soon!

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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  4. ME TOO!!!!! I'm DYING for this one:) For Darkness Shows the Stars was one of my absolute favorite reads last year, so I can't wait to see what Diana does with this book. Awesome, awesome pick!

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  5. I keep meaning to read For Darkness. This does look good and that cover is gorgeous!
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  6. That IS a wonderful cover. And a great choice for this week. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. A couple of Scarlet Pimpernel retellings are cropping up. I should read the original, I think. This is a great pick!

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  8. I also need to read For Darkness! I've heard great things and the covers are gorgeous! Great choice!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  9. Beyond excited for this, and OMG the cover!

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  10. I really want to read For Darkness too. I'll have to add this one to my tbr also. Thanks for sharing.
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  11. I have yet to read the first book but the covers are to die for! I love how her dress is the waves of the sea O.O Thanks for sharing <333

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  12. Oh I know what you mean! I want this one too! Also, just love that cover. :)

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  13. I'm planning to read For Darkness Shows The Stars this month and I just KNOW I'm going to want this one ASAP too! :D Great pick!

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