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  • Posted November 19, 2013

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    Being swept off my feet by the first book, I knew immediately th

    Being swept off my feet by the first book, I knew immediately that I wanted to read this one. I love classics stories. And I love it when authors take a classic and put an amazing spin on it.

    Plot: From what I heard, this is an inspire tale of the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel. Though this is one classic I have not read, I certainly enjoyed it very much. The plot begins in a new world were genetic manipulation. Lots of people have suffered. The human race has suffered and the world if slowly crumbling. There are scientists trying to stop whatever damaged they can before it gets worse. And enter Persis Blake. A young aristo who is not who she seems. There are other minor characters who bring many more elements to the story that bring it to life.

    Love: Now this one is one I enjoyed watching fully bloom. I love that this love is based on lies. Now, I know what your thinking. But Savannah, I thought you hate liars. Don’t worry, I do. But in this case, this lie is HUGE and changes everything. It makes you re-think what you knew about the characters and how AWESOME the character is. I mean, once I pieced it together I never felt so giddy and excited in my life!!

    Ending: The ending is wonderfully concluded with much to reflect on. I adore letting all the pieces come together and just watching it live in my mind. Across A Star-Swept Sea is a fantastic story!

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    Somehow I missed the whole, this is the second book in a series

    Somehow I missed the whole, this is the second book in a series info when I picked it up. However I don't think it affected my enjoyment or understanding of the story a whole lot. The first book, from what I understand, takes place in a whole other part of the world, with a set of characters that you don't meet until later on in this story.

    I was a little confused with the terminology at the beginning, this is one of those books that you get thrown into the world, and learn the words and definitions as you go. Those tend to be a little more challenging, but worth it if you stick it out and keep going. By the end I was well versed in the terms and rules of this world.

    The writing was beautiful. Many sentences painted pictures for you, in stead of just telling you what the world looked like. I felt more in the story than being told a story. I still, weeks later, find myself thinking about the characters, wondering how they are doing, if everything is ok, and if they are happy. Which is silly, they are fictional beings, but they became such a real part of my life that I still ache for them now that they are gone.

    As young as they are, the characters have the weight of the world on their shoulders. And it is such a totally believable situation they find themselves in, victims of circumstance rather than masters of their own future. But they take the hand they have been dealt and deal with it in the best way they know how. And they exceed my expectations.

    If you liked The Hunger Games, or other YA dystopian stories, this is certainly right up your alley. Do not hesitate to check this book out.

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