Saturday, July 18, 2015

Across a Star-Swept sea book review

"Across a Star-swept Sea" by Diana Peterfreund

Title: Across a Star-Swept sea

Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars series

Number in series: 2

Author: Diana Peterfreund

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Plot: Everyone in Albion thinks Lady Persis Blake is a stupid girl only concerned with court life and the latest fashion. What most people don't know is that she's The Wild Poppy, a mysterious person rescuing people from the revolution taking place in Galatea.
 While on a rescue mission Persis is saved by Justen Helo, a young and promising medic from Galatea. Persis and her friends decide to enlist Justen to help prevent Albion from a revolution similar to the one happening in Galatea.
 When Persis discovers that Justen is hiding a dark part of his past she isn't sure if she can trust him.
 Will The Wild Poppy find the answer to the problems facing her country?

My thoughts:
 This companion novel to For Darkness Shows the Stars is inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
Once again Diana Peterfreund did an excellent job of turning a classic story into a imaginative dystopian.
  When I first found out The Scarlet Pimpernel(called The Wild Poppy in this book) was going to be a female instead of  a male I was a little skeptical. It, however, worked out really well. Lady Persis is just as brilliant and clever as her original namesake.
  Justen Helo, the male equivalent to Marguerite, was  also portrayed well . He's sarcastic, intelligent, and perfectly fooled by Persis, just as Marguerite was fooled by Sir Percy.

One of my favorite things about this book is that Elliot, Kai, Andromeda, and Ro (characters from For Darkness Shows the Stars) make appearances close to the end of the book. I'm so glad that their story isn't over yet.

The only thing I didn't enjoy is the innuendo throughout the book. Characters makeout a couple of times. It's implied that a few couples are in physical relationships, but it's never confirmed.

My rating: 3.5


  1. Anxious to read these books. Not only are they gorgeous on the outside, the stories sound pretty darn amazing. Plus, who doesn't enjoy a fun re-telling? :)

    1. Exactly! I hope you really like them when you get a chance to give them a read. They are unique, in the best way.