It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her 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 Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.
But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . 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's 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.
I instantly fell in love with this book. I found myself holding in breaths I did not even realize I was holding. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
So I've had this on my shelf for the longest time, and prob one of the last ones to read this book. But I read a lot of good things about it and had such high hopes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Serenity
Whenever I dislike a book, I can't shut up. Whenever I like one, I go tongue-tied and can't articulate a thing. And I did like this one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kel @ Booked til Tuesday
I don't care how cliché it is, I love Jane Austen.
I've read Pride and Prejudice half a dozen times. Read more
I am such a fan of retellings. Especially modern retellings of my old favorites. I just absolutely adored this book. Read more
This is one of the best books I have read in a while. The story although a retelling of Persuasion, was so unique. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Many years ago mankind went overboard in genetic experiments and cursed their future generations with neanderthal like characteristics instead(regression of intelligence & senses-... Read morePublished 4 months ago by logicat
This is good play on Jane Austen's Persuasion. The use of such young characters could have gone awry, but it works well here. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Doc C