Scavenge the Stars

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Silverfish has worked for years on a debtor’s ship to pay a debt her parents passed on to her. Soon though, her debt will be paid, she can reunite with her mother, and she can finally return to being Amaya. However, when she rescues a stranger from drowning she fears she has only earned herself longer on the ship. Instead, he offers her wealth, a new identity and the chance for revenge against the man who ruined her life. As her plans intertwine with the son of the man she is trying to take down, things get more complicated and she has to question just whom she can trust.

In this gender-bent retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo, Amaya has to find out whom she is, after having everything she knows twisted with lies. The story is well-written, with descriptions to show you what is going on but leaving enough for you to imagine yourself. Some characters I would have liked to see more of didn’t get much time in the story, but may have more in the second part. It’s called a retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo but is more of its own story than a retelling.

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Author Tara Sim
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
Publish Date 2020-01-07
ISBN 9781368051415
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Issue January 2020
Category Young Adult


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