Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #11!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted at Breaking The Spine  that spotlights those can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on-them books that we are eagerly awaiting!

My eagerly awaited book for this week is Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund!



Goodreads summary:

"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."



Why am I eagerly awaiting Across A Star-Swept Sea? Well, for starters I adored the first novel this one is a companion to, For Darkness Shows The Stars and I can't wait to see the characters from that book have a few cameos in this one. But mainly cause I love the idea of a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel with a girl being a kickass spy and no one being the wiser!

What are you all (im)patiently waiting to read this week?

18 comments:

  1. I want to read this one too Pili, it looks awesome! I've been slack with WoW lately, got so many reviews I need to post up and still trying to stick to my 3-4 posts a week policy ><

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. I understand completely! I'm so behind on reading and reviewing ARCs myself!

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  2. I hope you get to read this soon and enjoy it :-) You know how I felt about it already, haha

    My Friends Are Fiction's WoW

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping it'll work better for me! =D

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  3. I absolutely adore the covers for this series! I definitely need to get start on it soon because it sounds amazing!
    Great pick! :)

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    1. The covers are absolute stunners!!

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  4. Ooo, I actually just got a signed ARC of this one from Diana, when I went to the Baltimore Book Festival two Fridays ago. The ONLY bookish event close enough for me to attend was a success, in my opinion, because of that signed ARC! Anyway, I hope you love this book!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Success indeed! So happy for you!
      I can't wait to read it!

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  5. I so have to read the first book in this series. I know it' a companion novel but I can't read this one without reading the first regardless that doesn't work!!! haha

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    1. Yeah, it'd be a good idea to read the first book, since some of characters will make a few appearances here and there!

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  6. I still have to start the series but I look forward to it, looks like such a good read.
    Hope you get it soon!

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    1. Thanks Ula! I can't wait till my preorder downloads into my Kindle app!

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  7. AH. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE EITHER! Loved the first

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  8. I do think this book sounds pretty good :D Have not read the first one yet, though.. A bit worried. But I do love the covers so much. Gorgeous. Awesome pick! Hope you'll love it. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Thank you, Carina!
      You should check both books, they're retellings but not done in an obvious way! I loved FDSTS!

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  9. I just read this one last week! It was AMAZING! I can say it was better than For Darkness shows the stars and Elliot and Kai's cameo is spectacular!
    I hope you can read it SOON!!

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    1. Thanks Lis! So glad to hear you loved it!
      I have it preordered, so I'll be waiting for it to download at midnight on Monday!

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