Advanced Praise for Across A Star-Swept Sea

Star-sweptI’ve finally got my hot little hands on the full dust jacket of Across A Star-Swept Sea, which means that I can at last share with you some of the things that early readers are saying about it. I’m so grateful and humbled that these writers I admire have offered up their thoughts on Persis, Justen, and the world of New Pacifica. Check it out:


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!”
Ally 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, bestselling author of the Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms series

And here’s what they will look like on the back of the dust jacket: Oh, the prettiness!


A little less than three months now, guys. I’m seriously dying here. But you can pre-order it at any of these fine retailers:

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starfall3And don’t forget to check out “The First Star to Fall,” a prequel novella that you don’t have to wait for at all. If you want to know who Persis was before she became the infamous Wild Poppy, then this is the story for you. If you want luaus, fancy frocks, and just a wee bit of regicide, then this is definitely the book for you.


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5 Responses to Advanced Praise for Across A Star-Swept Sea

  1. Mary says:

    Well-deserved praise! I thought Across a Star-Swept Sea was even better than For Darkness Shows the Stars, which was one of my favorite YAs of 2012 (a very good year for books). I’d intended to wait until closer to the publication date to read the ARC, since that’s when my review would be posted, but I ended up reading it the day I got it (in April), staying up all night to finish it.

    Okay, seriously, I loved everything about it. At this point, if you announced you were writing a series about two truck drivers with mullets named Ricky and Mick who ride hippos in a water rodeo competition in their spare time, I’d pre-order it in hardcover without question.

    But the real reason for commenting: I had NO idea there was a new novella! And about Persis the Kickass! Huzzah! Thank you for being so awesome. *subscribes so as not to miss other awesomeness*

    • Diana says:

      Thank you so much, Mary! I know they are very different books in terms of tone — For Darkness was very internal and focused on Kai and Elliot, and Star-Swept is more of an action caper, but I love them both!

      That Ricky and Mick story sounds good. I’ll have to mull it over.

      If you want to make sure to get all the news, I recommend you sign up for my newsletter, because I announce all projects early on there and even give exclusive scenes and giveaways. The link is at the top of my page.

      Thanks again!

  2. ConnieOnnie says:

    I love the variety of authors, good job marketing team good job! As if I wasn’t excited already to read this book.

    • Diana says:

      Ha! Those were all my ideas. 😉 Actually, Ally asked because she loved FDSTS but I was thrilled.

  3. Alexa Y. says:

    These blurbs are totally spot on Diana! I really loved Across a Star-Swept Sea, and I think that all other readers will too. The story’s fun and the characters are pretty great too 😉