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Scavenge the Stars

Scavenge the Stars

From rising star author Tara Sim comes an epic new YA fantasy duology-a gender-swapped The Count of Monte Cristo retelling that’s perfect for fans of All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace and Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian.

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 still only 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.
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

On Sale: March 9th 2021

Price: $10.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 336

ISBN-13: 9781368053631

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"With all the politics, intergenerational conflict, FEELINGS, and knives a girl could ask for, Tara Sim expertly weaves action, plot, and ensemble drama for a thrill ride that will keep you turning pages."—#1 New York Times best-selling author E. K. Johnston
"Scavenge the Stars is a garrote of a book, and by the time you realize it, it'll already have you by the throat. Amaya and Cayo's quests for vengeance and redemption will tear them-and you-apart, even as they uncover the terrible truths that bind them together. Readers who like heroes with tragedy, heroines with knives, and stories with teeth, all I can say is: eat your heart out."—Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow
"A dark, glimmering pearl of a tale-the echoes of the original Count of Monte Cristo add satisfying touches of familiarity, while the lush setting and enthralling characters give the story its own, vibrant flavor. I devoured this book in one sitting, and I recommend it to readers seeking girls who can cut your heart out, as well as breath-taking, perilous adventure."—Amanda Foody, author of the Shadow Game series
"A rags-to-riches story with the promise of revenge... Captivating."—Kirkus Reviews
"An ensnaring blend of mystery and intrigue-this tale of revenge and redemption will keep readers guessing and gasping to the very end."—Natalie C. Parker, author of Seafire
"Tara Sim has crafted a story as deep and glittering as the churning sea--it will pull you under its surface from the first page and never let you go."—Laura Sebastian, New York Times best-selling author of Ash Princess
"Tara Sim weaves a magical tale of revenge, swordfighting, and secrets set in a corrupt city where things aren't ever what they seem. This book is an attitude, in the best, bloodthirstiest of ways."—Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch
"Tara Sim's Scavenge the Stars is a compelling tale of revenge, full of complications and reverses. I was hooked by Amaya's story from the beginning, and devoured this book in huge gulps. I loved it, and am already excited for the sequel."—Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians
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