Tell the Wind and Fire
Tell the Wind and Fire is a young-adult fantasy by Sarah Rees Brennan based off a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and set in an alternate New York divided into Light and Dark with magicians on either side.
Lucie Manette was born in the Dark part of the city, but was able to capture the media’s attention enough to make it into the Light. Now a celebrity and in a relationship with Ethan Stryker, her beloved boyfriend and son of one of the most powerful men in the city, Lucie feels that she’s finally safe and can leave the agony of her past behind her.
But she learns just how wrong she is when a familiar stranger makes an appearance.
I haven’t read A Tale of Two Cities, so I don’t know enough about Charles Dickens’ work to compare, but what I do know is that I absolutely loved Tell the Wind and Fire. I’m a huge fan of Brennan’s novels, and I love the sense of humor in her writing, as well as her ability to craft an intriguing tale helmed by strong characters who don’t wilt at the first whiff of romance. With Tell the Wind and Fire, Brennan crafts a tale of romance, revolution, and redemption. I look forward to more.
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