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.
This was a great adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
I love the world that Diana Peterfreund constructed in For Darkness Shows the Stars and I think that that is a big part of what gives the story such an amazing feel.
I did feel like I wanted a *little* more resolution in the end, since it seemed to wrap up pretty quickly, but even so, it was a satisfying ending.
I thought this was a really good book. The beginning (in my opinion) was a little slow, but it was worth it in the end. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amanda D.
As an adult fan of sci-fi and Austen, I enjoyed this book. I cried so much, which isn't my normal thing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jan Benn
I have read all of Diana Peterfreund's novels to date, and many of her short stories, and I love them all. For Darkness Shows the Stars is her very best. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JGillespieSt
I truly enjoyed this post-apocalyptic young adult novel described by the author as "Jane Austen sci-fi. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ready Mommy
Killer book. Well done. Knew how it ended ahead of time, obviously, but WAS STILL FORCED TO READ THROUGH THE NIGHT to find out how it ends... Very good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julia Gandrud
I absolutely adored this book. I had never read Persuasion prior to reading this book, but it was such a good idea and Diana Peterfreund made a beautiful story out of it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Natalie
Really enjoyed this book and am very much looking forward to the next one!!
I know it's in the works and I'm eager to see it launched...