Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#27): Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
Book Two of the For Darkness Shows the Stars series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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.



Ahhh, I can't wait to read this one! I got rejected for it from Edelweiss THREE TIMES. I hadn't been rejected for a single Harper title until this one! So I'll just have to wait the old-fashioned way. HOW ANNOYING ;)

50 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful book cover! I haven't read the first book in the series--but this looks really good! Thanks for sharing Alyssa :) Here's my WOW:

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I love the cover! And I highly recommend For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thank YOU, Lindy!

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  2. OOh very pretty cover! Nice pick!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I want to read this one too. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. The wait will make this book so much better!!! Great WoW pick!

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  5. I actually have For Darkness Shows the Stars but haven't read it yet. I've heard it's pretty amazing. Great choice, and thanks for visiting!

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  6. I have a copy of this one for review, but I still need to read the first lol Great pick!

    Janina
    My WW!

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    1. OMG. You should... let me borrow it ;)

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  7. i recently bought for darkness shows the stars and i'm so excited to read it. book 2 looks gorgeous! thanks for stopping by our WoW. :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. It's a really good one! And I love the covers of both. Thank YOU, Michelle!

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  8. I am intrigued - this seems good! I'm going to go and check it out :D great pick

    Check out my WoW here and don't forget to enter my second blogaversary giveaway!

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    1. The first one is really good, and you can read the series without reading the other books! That's the beauty of companions :D

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  9. YES! This sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it myself! :)

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  10. Great pick! I can´t wait to read this book.
    Here is My WOW

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  11. Ahh I still need to read the first! I've heard such good things. I hope you love it!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. I encourage to read For Darkness Shows the Stars! :D

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  12. Thanks for stopping by! I'll try and remember to check out your blog tour post for Dirty Little Secret :) Happy reading!

    Kacii @ The Kooky Bookworm

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  13. GREAT pick! This is a beautiful cover too! Definitely adding.

    -Beth xoxo

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  14. Love the cover! Thanks for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  15. I need this book in my life like right now!!!!! Great pick :)
    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  16. I want this one too! Thanks for stopping by!
    Following you!

    Sabrina @I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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  17. I've read For Darkness Shows the Stars and am also looking forward to it! Great pick!

    My WoW

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  18. Great pick Alyssa! I still need to read For Darkness! Hopefully I can get to it soon! And silly EW! They clearly don't know what's up!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. You should really really soon! And obvs ;)

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  19. Nice pick. Thanks for stopping by :)

    Happy 4th!

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  20. I've heard good things from the early reviewers on this one... I have book one sitting on my night stand right now -- I need to pick it up!

    Good pick :)
    Jess @ www.suchanovelidea.com

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    1. It's clearly trying to send you a message, from where it's positioned :D

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  21. Oh my GOD yes!!! I LOVED For Darkness and the cover IS gorgeous!

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  22. Aw, I hate when that happens. There are definitely publishers who reject me multiple times on Edelweiss. Hope that this post brings you better luck :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. UGH, yes. Harper is usually not one of them. But that's okay. Thank you, Jen!

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  23. I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I plan on reading it sometime (maybe) soon. Sorry you got rejected for an arc. I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out! Thanks for stopping by.
    My WoW

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    1. Hopefully soon! I know you'll like :D

      Thank you, Sandra!

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  24. I havent had a chance to read the first book yet, but I have heard really great things. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  25. Inspired by the Scarlet Pimpernel? So cool! I haven't read the first book in this series, but I wanted to. I guess it just feel by the wayside after it came out. I'll have to add both of these to my TBR list! :)

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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    1. You don't have to read the first book to read the second one! But I hope you read both soon :D

      Thank you!

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