Tell the Wind and Fire

Tell the Wind and Fire

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"Sarah Rees Brennan writes with fine control and wit, and I suspect that word of this magical thriller will pass through the populace with the energy of wind, of fire." --Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg and Spoon

In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets.

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own--one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men's deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy--or herself?

Celebrated author Sarah Rees Brennan weaves a magical tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 36mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • 054431817X
  • 9780544318175
  • 287,159

Review quote

"Intricate world-building, effective characterization, and an oppressed class fomenting revolution make this creative adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities a natural fit for "Hunger Games" fans."
--School Library Journal

"With nods to Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, this dark-fantasy-meets-romance will have readers hooked."
--Horn Book

"Lucie is a dynamic and complex character, burdened by oppressive secrets from her past and yet fiery and fierce, hellbent on saving those she loves no matter the cost."
--Bulletin

"Retellings of beloved classics are tricky, but here, Dickens' overall plot and major characters translate effortlessly into this intriguingly imagined setting. Lucie and Ethan are more complex than their rather insipid Victorian prototypes, and Carwyn retains all the bad-boy fascination of his charismatic counterpart."
--Kirkus

"Compelling similarities exist between the narrative and present-day events, where uprisings and terrorist acts are increasingly common, making this an engrossing and relevant read."
--Booklist

"Sarah Rees Brennan writes with fine control and wit, and I suspect that word of this magical thriller will pass through the populace with the energy of wind, of fire."--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

"Brennan takes the genres of young adult, fantasy, and romance, and through her own writerly, alchemical process converts them into something new and strange and lovely. Read the first few pages of Tell the Wind and Fire and see if you don't agree."--Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

"Brennan's writing really allows the characters to come alive--I've been thinking about them ever since I finished the book! Plus, the plot twists totally kept me on the edge of my seat. I would recommend it to all of my friends." --Kiara R., 17 (Girls Life reader)
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About Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan's popular teen fantasies include The Demon's Lexicon and Unspoken. She wrote Team Human with Justine Larbalestier and also coauthored The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. She lives in Ireland. Visit her website at www.sarahreesbrennan.com.
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Rating details

2,835 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 22% (636)
4 27% (754)
3 31% (883)
2 14% (409)
1 5% (153)
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