Want Now Wednesday: Scavenge the Stars

I’m sorry, did someone say gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo?

Scavenge the Stars
Tara Sim
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Synopsis: When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.

Um…YES, PLEASE! How did I not know this was a gender swapped Count of Monte Cristo? Maybe because I’ve been too distracted by that bad ass cover to read the synopsis properly. And let’s talk about that cover really quick: I LOVE IT! Give me all the stabby girls on covers please! Also, look at that phenomenal detailing!

I’ve only ever watched the 2002 movie of Count of Monte Cristo (CoMC is one of the classics that I want to get to…one day…), but the whole revenge plot is one that I love and I’m excited to read it in this new way. Is it January 2020 yet?

Scavenge the Stars is scheduled to release on January 7, 2020. You can pre-order a copy from the publisher’s website.

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