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See The World Through Scarlet-Tinted Glasses

Sarah Fine’s Beneath the Shine mixes politics, technology, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

See The World Through Scarlet-Tinted Glasses

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Sarah Fine’s latest book feels like science fiction while also hitting close to home. It’s not the most in-depth of reads, but it’s a fun (loose) retelling with some surprising twists.

Check out my full review at our series on Kirkus.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.