Across a Star-Swept Sea
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 15th 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars (#2)
An absorbing tale of adventure, politics, and with a dash of romance in it, this is the perfect story for all of those readers who want a little something more in their reads. You know? The readers who feel as if no author, can surprise them anymore... *hands in the air* (at least it works for old ...
Set in a different part of the same post-apocalyptic world as For Darkness Shows the Stars, this book is more of a companion novel than a sequel. The two islands of New Pacifica are Albion (think a futuristic pacific islander England) and Galatea (sci-fi revolutionary France). In Albion they have de...
Boy, I like this series better with each successive novel. I really enjoyed For Darkness Shows the Stars last year, and I think this one manages to raise the bar even higher. I appreciate that the author builds complex relationships, between friends, siblings, love interests, and parents and childre...
What tickled me: Only thing better than a Scarlet Pimpernel hero? A Scarlet Pimpernel heroine! What ticked me off: This future world includes mentions of some classic books -- even though The Scarlet Pimpernel isn't one of them, that just got a little too meta for me, somehow. Who might like it:...
I highly advise for a third installment of this books.Please.With a twisty, complicated plot, with some For Darkness Shows the Stars people, the return of the Wild Poppy, technology like never before seen & lots of Justen & Persis. Plus Persis & Justen. PLEASE? I kid you not, this book heart attacke...