I Read YA 2015 – Day 2

19 May

This is Day 2 of #IReadYA week, and today’s book is for those of you who love dystopia.  It’s only a few weeks old, so some of you may not have seen it out and about yet, but if we get enough interest in it, I’ll definitely add it to our library shelves!



From the publisher (Scholastic):

Centuries after the Earth’s poles shifted, devastating the planet, humanity has rebuilt, and civilization has begun anew. Now, the Sunken City of Paris is gripped by a terrible revolution, and no one is safe.

Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bellamy is the daughter of an impoverished old family of the Commonwealth whose hand in marriage is the bargaining chip in an impending alliance between the Bellamys and the wealthy Parisian Rene Hasard. But Sophia is also the Rook, trained in swordplay and practiced in disguise and deception, using her gifts of strategy, wit, and a band of loyal followers to secretly save the lives of the Sunken City’s doomed innocent. All is not what it seems, however — in particular, Sophia’s fiance, Rene.

When she finds herself caught up in an unexpected game of cat and mouse, Sophia is astonished by her betrothed’s secrets. Will she be able to trust him enough to call on his help? Will she be able to trust him not to break her heart?


If Sharon Cameron’s name rings a bell, it’s because she’s also the author of the Dark Unwinding books, which many of you have enjoyed.  I love the cover of Rook because I can’t tell if the top of the Eiffel Tower is simply hidden by fog or consumed by other more sinister sources.  De plus, comme francophile, il est naturel d’être curieuse d’en savoir plus!


I Read YA - Purple


Remember that this week (May 18-22) is a celebration of all things YA.  You can even win some prizes!  Click on the icon above to find out more, and if you’re planning to talk about YA books this week, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IReadYA.



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