Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday [10]

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

Because I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars, this week I choose
Across the Star Swept Sea by Diana Peter Freund as my WoW pick.

Expected Publication: October 15th 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Summary 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.


  1. I'm a new follower! This one sounds really interesting, and I love the cover and title! Here is my WoW:

  2. This does sound good - I've put it on my TBR list!

  3. Ohmigosh! YES!! I loved FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS -- so much more than I expected so I can't wait to read this one. PLUS, lovely cover, don'tcha think?


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