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Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars Book 2) by [Peterfreund, Diana]
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Book 2 of 2 in For Darkness Shows the Stars (2 Book Series)

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Gr 9 Up-Persis is an airhead aristo who cares only for the latest styles and tending to her queen-or is she? The Wild Poppy is a renegade who rescues enslaved aristos from the clutches of revolutionaries-or is he? In truth, they are one and the same. The novel follows the adventures of Persis and "the league" as they attempt to right the wrongs inflicted by Galatean revolutionaries upon society. Persis might have carried on at the same pace-socialite by day, spy by night-if her path hadn't crossed with Justen's. He is grandson to the famous Persistence Helo, inventor of a treatment that saved many from suffering "reduction," but also proved to have unintended side effects. Once Justen enters Persis's life, seemingly remorseful for the dark direction taken by his people and ready to make things right, she is unsure if she can trust him. As she wrestles with her simultaneous distrust and growing admiration for him, all the while continuing her mission as the Wild Poppy, adventure and intrigue unfold. Persis's well-drawn world is one of genetically engineered pets and communication methods called palmports that require users to take supplements to sustain their functionality. It provides the backdrop for a well-paced story led by a strong and likable heroine. Readers will relish its tender moments, especially one shared by Persis and Justen in a star-swept cove, as much as its abundant moments of suspense.-Jill Heritage Maza, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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In Peterfreund’s complex follow-up to For Darkness Shows the Stars (2012), this retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel casts feared New Pacifica spy The Wild Poppy as a young woman hiding her true identity beneath the frivolous exterior of air-headed socialite Persis Blake. The island kingdom of Galatea is one of the remaining places where humans managed to survive and thrive after terrible wars centuries earlier decimated the earth and its populations. The current aristocratic rulers are under serious threat from revolutionaries who have tired of classist rule and now fight for equality. With the effects of pills that simulate the feared Reduction that enfeebles minds and makes the aristos mindless slaves to the overthrowing masses, the very way of life on the islands of New Pacifica is imperiled. While this is touted as a stand-alone novel, readers may be less confused if they read Baronesse Emmuska Orczy’s classic first. Engrossing and fast-paced, this should be a hit with the dystopian YA crowd. Grades 7-12. --Julie Trevelyan

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  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 469 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (October 15, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2013
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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