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 truly enjoyed this post-apocalyptic young adult novel described by the author as "Jane Austen sci-fi. Read morePublished 12 days 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 2 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 2 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...
This book absolutely blew me away. It was sent to me by Amanda from On a Book Bender with her compliments and a-score-of-10 review. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jenna Czaplewski
I loved Diana Peterfreund's Killer Unicorn series for young adults. When I saw the summaries for her Star-Swept series, I thought, "How did Diana go from killer unicorns in an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lori Parker
I liked this book. It was kinda like sci-first Jane Austen. Interesting plot, well developed characters, romance, fantastic inventions, and societal conflict.Published 3 months ago by srlee
I am not so crazy about the format or type of story telling but I might pick it back up someday when I have nothing else to read.Published 4 months ago by Fay Umber