Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we can't wait for.

For Darkness Shows the Stars, by Diana Peterfreund
12 June 2012

The GoodReads summary:
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

Um . . . a sci-fi/dystopian retelling of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" by DIANA freakin' PETERFREUND?!?! It's practically too perfect to be true! I absolutely CANNOT wait.


  1. Wow, this one sounds really interesting. It's a change to read a book where the heroine is the one who's unwilling to change instead of the progressive one. I like the idea of the jilted boy getting his revenge as well :)

  2. Omigosh. This is going on my TBR IMMEDIATELY. This looks fantastic. Thanks so much for putting this on my radar!

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  3. This one has an awesome cover! I love dystopians so it's definitely on m y TBR list!

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL cover! I really like it. The story sounds pretty awesome! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Gorgeous cover and I love Persuassion! Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I love this cover and the book description sounds amazing. I'll add it on Goodreads to keep an eye on it :D
    Thanks for sharing ;)


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