Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week is For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. This will be published on June 12, 2012 by Balzer and Bray. I will admit I have been sucked into the hype over this book. I've never read any Jane Austen, but I do like retellings. I hope it's good!

 Summary from Goodreads: Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, 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.


  1. This one is getting a lot of buzz! Great pick -

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    1. Yeah, I'm a little worried, because it's getting so much buzz, but I also have never read Persuasion, so I think I will go in with little expectations.

  2. This one was almost my pick this week. Fantastic. I'm a new follower, I have to support a fellow school librarian. Please check out my WoW.

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  3. I love that cover. Nice choice. Here is my post: WOW

  4. I'm really excited for this one! The synopsis sounds really interesting, the reviews have been great so far, and the cover is just gorgeous. What's not to love? I can't wait to read this one!! Great pick. =)

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  5. Love the cover! This is an intriguing choice. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Fabulous pick! I just adore the cover <3

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