by Sarah Rees Brennan
Pub. Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: eARC / Print ARC
Source: Publisher / NetGalley
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?
Tell the Wind and Fire is a condensed retelling of A Tale of Two Cities, set in a futuristic New York separated by light and dark magic. I have to confess that I have never read the original work. Although I'm not averse to reading the classics, this one wasn't required reading for me in school, and I just haven't found time to add them into my schedule when I see so many shiny new books at every turn.