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History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 43.18mm | 544.31g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545675995
  • 9780545675994
  • 164,844

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Praise for Rook:
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
An Indiebound Indie Next Top Ten selection
Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award
The suspense kicks right off in this action-packed tale, quickly wrapping readers up in the drama. -- Romantic Times
Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing. -- Kirkus Reviews
Cameron crafts a brilliant homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel yet also manages to make her telling unique, particularly in... the many twists, turns, betrayals, and lucky breaks [that] will keep readers breathless until the very end. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Rook is sure to be a read all readers will remember. -- Portland Book Review

Praise for The Dark Unwinding:
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award
Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative. -- USA Today
Haunting thrills unfurl... -- Entertainment Weekly
Gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape. -- Publishers Weekly
[A] singularly polished piece. -- The Horn Book
A strikingly original, twisty gothic tale that holds surprises around every dark corner. --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied

Praise for A Spark Unseen:
Gripping... [an] absorbing, intelligent adventure. -- Kirkus Reviews
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About Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, an Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List selection. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at
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7,409 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (2,010)
4 37% (2,752)
3 25% (1,823)
2 8% (585)
1 3% (239)
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