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  • Hardcover: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen (15 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062006169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062006165
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.6 x 21 cm
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Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "This novel is a postapocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion that will be a hit with fans of sci-fi romances ... Readers will keep turning the pages right up to the end."--School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "A richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion scores high for ingenuity."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars."--Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and A MILLION SUNS

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "Don't you love it when a brilliant idea meets with brilliant execution? Thank you, Diana Peterfreund for giving us a post-apocalyptic Persuasion. This book is meltingly good."--Laini Taylor, National Book Award Finalist for LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "A beautiful, epic love story you won't be able to put down!"--Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: "A smart and sexy tale of star-crossed love that's as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking."--Robin Wasserman, author of THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW

"A good bet for readers looking for strong female protagonists, characters of color or just an enjoyable romantic adventure with a science-fiction spin."--Kirkus Reviews

"A charming bit of light adventure"--Publishers Weekly

"Peterfreund's novel is riveting and intense...Readers will love this page-turning story and its dramatic climax."--Romantic Times

"Engrossing and fastpaced."--Booklist

"Complex in both plotting and themes, this science fiction revision of The Scarlet Pimpernel offers political intrigue, narrow escapes, and forbidden romance"--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] mysterious spy adventure in a lush and terrifying futuristic world"--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

"A well-paced story led by a strong and likable heroine."--School Library Journal

"Across a Star-Swept Sea is, like its main character Persis Blake, a delight. Intrigue, romance, beautiful world-building, nuanced characters, and timely, intriguing questions come together to make this the perfect read. I loved it!"--Allie Condie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Matched trilogy

"An imaginative and energetic retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel--sheer fun!"--Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series

"Delicious romance, class warfare, and genetic engineering--Diana Peterfreund will ensnare you with this sci-fi twist to a classic story."--Cinda Williams Chima, best-selling author of the Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms series

[A] mysterious spy adventure in a lush and terrifying futuristic world --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)"

A charming bit of light adventure --Publishers Weekly"

A good bet for readers looking for strong female protagonists, characters of color or just an enjoyable romantic adventure with a science-fiction spin. --Kirkus Reviews"

Peterfreund s novel is riveting and intense...Readers will love this page-turning story and its dramatic climax. --Romantic Times"

Engrossing and fastpaced. --Booklist"

Complex in both plotting and themes, this science fiction revision of The Scarlet Pimpernel offers political intrigue, narrow escapes, and forbidden romance --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"

A well-paced story led by a strong and likable heroine. --School Library Journal"

Across a Star-Swept Sea is, like its main character Persis Blake, a delight. Intrigue, romance, beautiful world-building, nuanced characters, and timely, intriguing questions come together to make this the perfect read. I loved it! --Allie Condie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Matched trilogy"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: This novel is a postapocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen s Persuasion that will be a hit with fans of sci-fi romances Readers will keep turning the pages right up to the end. --School Library Journal (starred review)"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: A richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up. --Publishers Weekly"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen s Persuasion scores high for ingenuity. --Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: Diana Peterfreund s For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars. --Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and A MILLION SUNS"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: Don t you love it when a brilliant idea meets with brilliant execution? Thank you, Diana Peterfreund for giving us a post-apocalyptic Persuasion. This book is meltingly good. --Laini Taylor, National Book Award Finalist for LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: A beautiful, epic love story you won t be able to put down! --Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series"

Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: A smart and sexy tale of star-crossed love that s as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking. --Robin Wasserman, author of THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW"

An imaginative and energetic retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel sheer fun! --Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series"

Delicious romance, class warfare, and genetic engineering Diana Peterfreund will ensnare you with this sci-fi twist to a classic story. --Cinda Williams Chima, best-selling author of the Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms series"

From the Back Cover

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a paradise where even the Reduction--the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars--is a distant memory. Yet on the island of Galatea, an uprising against the aristocracy 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 neighboring Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous teenage aristocrat Persis Blake. 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.

Justen is hiding things, too--his disenchantment with his country's revolution, his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he's pretending to love. Persis is also falling for Justen, but when she discovers his greatest secret--one that could plunge New Pacifica into another dark age--she realizes she's not just risking her heart, she's risking the world she's sworn to protect.

Inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Across a Star-Swept Sea is a thrilling adventure in which nothing is as it seems and two teens from different worlds must fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

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