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.
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Praise for Tarnished are the Stars…
“A stunning debut by a brilliant new voice in YA, breaks your heart and fixes it again in all the best ways.” ~Beth Revis, New York Times-bestselling author of Across The Universe
“Tarnished Are The Stars has everything my heart’s been craving: rich world building, gorgeous writing, and a cast of queer characters getting the adventure they deserve. A stunning debut by a talented author who has only just begun.” ~Kass Morgan, New York Times-bestselling author of The 100
“A heart-wrenching tale about found families, tender friendships, and a trio of characters you can’t help but love.” ~Linsey Miller, author of the Mask of Shadows duology
Content Warnings for TATS can be found here.