Rook by Sharon CameronRook by Sharon Cameron

Rook

bySharon Cameron

Hardcover | April 28, 2015

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A suspenseful and wholly inventive post-post-apocalyptic YA novel from the acclaimed author of The Dark Unwinding.

Centuries after the Earth's poles shifted, devastating the planet, humanity has rebuilt, and civilization has begun anew. Now, the Sunken City of Paris is gripped by a terrible revolution, and no one is safe.

Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bellamy is the daughter of an impoverished old family of the Commonwealth whose hand in marriage is the bargaining chip in an impending alliance between the Bellamys and the wealthy Parisian Rene Hasard. But Sophia is also the Rook, trained in swordplay and practiced in disguise and deception, using her gifts of strategy, wit, and a band of loyal followers to secretly save the lives of the Sunken City's doomed innocent. All is not what it seems, however - in particular, Sophia's fiance, Rene.

When she finds herself caught up in an unexpected game of cat and mouse, Sophia is astonished by her betrothed's secrets. Will she be able to trust him enough to call on his help? Will she be able to trust him not to break her heart?

SHARON CAMERON was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding, which was also awarded the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and...
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Title:RookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.57 × 5.96 × 1.43 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545675995

ISBN - 13:9780545675994

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Good pace and great plot. Liked this book a lot.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well done Teen dystopian fiction! It reads historical even though it is set in the future with the distinct flair of the French Revolution. As such, it is a modern retelling of the Scarlet Pimpernell and I enjoyed every minute.
Date published: 2017-01-30

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From ROOKThe heavy blade hung high above the prisoners, glinting against the stars, and then the Razor came down, a wedge of falling darkness cutting through the torchlight. One solid thump, and four more heads had been shaved from their bodies. The mob around the scaffold roared, a sudden deluge of cheers and mockery that broke like a wave against the viewing box, where the officials of the Sunken City watched from velvet chairs. The noise gushed on, over the stacks of headless bodies, around bare and booted feet that were crowded thick across the flagstones, pouring down the drains and into the deep tunnels beneath the prison yard like filth overflowing the street gutters. The city was bloodthirsty tonight. Sophia dropped her gaze from the prison yard drains, where the din of the mob cascaded from high above her head, squinting into the gloom of the subterranean passage. The tunnel was one of dozens like it, long and narrow, a mausoleum of rough rock and stink and rows of heavy, locked doors. It was why they called it the Tombs. Sophia pulled the door to prison hole number 1139 shut behind her, letting the iron lock clank quietly back into place. She had planned for five prisoners to be in hole 1139, not thirteen, and there were not enough coffins to smuggle them out. Not all of them. She needed a new plan.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Rook:A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selectionAn Indiebound Indie Next Top Ten selectionWinner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award "The suspense kicks right off in this action-packed tale, quickly wrapping readers up in the drama." -- Romantic Times"Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing." -- Kirkus Reviews"Cameron crafts a brilliant homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel yet also manages to make her telling unique, particularly in... the many twists, turns, betrayals, and lucky breaks [that will keep readers breathless until the very end." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Rook is sure to be a read all readers will remember." -- Portland Book ReviewPraise for The Dark Unwinding:A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selectionWinner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award "Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative." -- USA Today"Haunting thrills unfurl..." -- Entertainment Weekly"Gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape." -- Publishers Weekly"[A singularly polished piece." -- The Horn Book"A strikingly original, twisty gothic tale that holds surprises around every dark corner." --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I LiedPraise for A Spark Unseen:"Gripping... [an absorbing, intelligent adventure." -- Kirkus Reviews