Tarnished Are the Stars (Hardcover)

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(H - Young Adult Hardcover)

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Laura's October 2019 pick, 2 of 4

You're going to want to join the Rosiee Thor fandom early. This debut author writes with such power and grace that I could hardly believe this was her first novel. Tarnished Are the Stars hits a beautiful intersectional sweet spot, portraying disabled queer heroes in a way that's had me shouting passionately about this book since about 3 pages in. I can hardly wait to start selling this riveting, high stakes YA novel, and I'm eagerly looking forward to whatever Rosiee Thor comes up with next.

— From Laura


The Lunar Chronicles meets Rook in this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Sharon Cameron.

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.

About the Author

Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by demanding that her mother listen as Rosiee told bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and four complete sets of Harry Potter, which she loves so much, she once moved her mattress into the closet and slept there until she came out as queer. Follow her online at rosieethor.com and on Twitter @rosieethor.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338312270
ISBN-10: 1338312278
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 384