Waiting on Wednesday #7

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

One of my favorite books from last year was For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. You can read my review on Goodreads. This is the second book in that series and one that I pre-ordered. I am very eagerly awaiting it's arrival! I recently downloaded and read Among the Nameless Stars, which is a prequel to the first book. I enjoyed reading about Kai's journey after he left. You can read my short review on Goodreads as well. 

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) 
by Diana Peterfreund
Publication: October 15th 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Pre-order from Amazon

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.

Did you read For Darkness Shows the Stars? If you did, what did you think? Are you planning on reading this second book in the series? Do you have any WOW titles you'd like to share?

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