Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.

This week, I am waiting on Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (10/15/13):

Description on 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.
How awesome does this sound? I love getting a long description for once too! I love, love, love this author. Everything she writes is wonderful. Her other book that took place in this universe was beyond amazing. I don’t know The Scarlet Pimpernel story as well as I know Persuasion; however, this sounds equally fun! It sounds a like a wonderful subterfuge story. I loved the futuristic world of her other book, and I’m so excited to go back there! I also don’t like this cover as much as the first one in the series because the girl looks kind of dead to me, but the sea is pretty! I cannot wait for this one!
What are you waiting on?


  1. Can't wait for this one!!! I pre-ordered it since I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars and I also LOVe The Scarlet Pimpernel! I'll be using this for my WOW soon. Here's mine for It Happened at the Fair and The Chaos of Stars.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  2. This one looks really good and I just love that cover =D Great pick!

    MY Wow