Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday:For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund


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.


  1. Hello? A futuristic retelling of any Jane Austen book has got to be read!
  2. Interesting concept of classes.  How much we might let it get in the way?  
  3. A future without any technology? Hmm, I don't know if I could live without my blog, cell phone, facebook.... Might be interesting to see how the author might put the future without technology. 
  4. Look at that cover!  Absolutely gorgeous!  
What are you waiting on?

Happy Reading!



  1. Haven't heard of this one, but I love that cover! It's so beautiful!

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  2. I got to hear the author speak at a book fest in Charleston in November. Sounded really good, so I put it on my huge list.

  3. Great pick! I love the cover to this book. Thanks for sharing!

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