Wishlist Wednesday (#17)

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WISHLIST WEDNESDAY
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I’m all about breaking bending the rules to my will, so once again, I’m going to include an older wishlist-ed book and a more recent one.  Click the covers to be taken to the Goodreads page!

Wink Poppy Midnight

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

Why I want it: I heard about this book on a Booktuber’s video recently and just….I immediately went searching for it on Goodreads.  I just really, really need to read it, basically.

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats 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 the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: 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.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

Why I want it: I read For Darkness Shows the Stars last year, and really enjoyed it.  So…it’s only OBVIOUS I’d want to read the second one, right?!

What do you guys think–have you read either of these?  What did you think of them, if so?  Let me know your thoughts below or link me to your Wishlist Wednesday post, and as always…

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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13 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday (#17)

  1. Do you have to read book one before book two? And book #1 has a lot going on with that cover, which is why I like it so much! The blurb is very interesting and doesn’t give anything away.

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    • No, I don’t think you HAVE to–reading the blurb for book two, it sounds like it follows a different set of characters? I imagine there might be small spoilers from book one in the second, though…I dunno for sure!

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