Books by Diana Peterfreund

Diana Peterfreund has been a costume designer, a cover model, and a food critic. Her travels have taken her from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the underground caverns of New Zealand (and as far as she's concerned, she's just getting started). Diana g


OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >
ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA by Diana Peterfreund
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A good bet for readers looking for strong female protagonists, characters of color or just an enjoyable romantic adventure with a science-fiction spin—especially if they haven't read the original. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Peterfreund follows up her post-apocalyptic version of Persuasion (For Darkness Shows the Stars, 2012) with a gender-flipped Scarlet Pimpernel. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2012

"A perfectly pleasant read on its own, this could send readers to investigate the source—a happy outcome indeed. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion scores high for ingenuity but loses points with sledgehammer morality. Read full book review >
ASCENDANT by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Unanswered questions beg for a sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Picking up where Rampant (2009) ended, this meandering and often slow sequel finds Astrid Llewelyn questioning her life as a virginal unicorn hunter in a camouflage habit (now required by the Church and the novel's only bit of humor), wanting to return to freedom and her education and saying goodbye to her college-bound boyfriend. Read full book review >
RAMPANT  by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2009

Killer unicorns. Read full book review >
SECRET SOCIETY GIRL by Diana Peterfreund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"The impressive plot earns this project a B, but the banal dialogue and wimpy heroine downgrade it to a C."
An intimate glimpse at an elite college's secret clubs. Read full book review >