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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:04:21 -0400
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Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund. Balzer & Bray, 2013. ISBN 

     Readers of Diana's previous book, For Darkness Shows the Stars, may 
feel like I did initially when they open this book. I was a tad confused 
for the first ten pages or so because I was expecting to pick up where 
the first book left off. Once I realized this was the same world, but a 
whole new ball game, the story grabbed me and wouldn't let go. I have 
never read The Scarlet Pimpernel, but that really didn't interfere with 
my enjoyment of this book. The author has created another group of 
amazing characters in another part of her world, people who are 
interesting, aren't afraid to risk everything for what they believe in 
and pull off some really crafty raids to free people in terrible 
situations. You're treated to a hint of what will come next near the end 
of the story, but I don't want to spoil the plot for those who haven't 
read the book yet. If you did read the previous book, do not hesitate to 
get this one. You won't be disappointed. If you missed her two about 
evil unicorns, Rampant and Ascendant, treat yourself to a couple extra 
helpings of really good YA fiction and then settle back to imagine where 
her next book will take us.

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