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For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
For Darkness Shows the Stars
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062006141 (0062006142)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 402
Edition language: English
Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars (#1)
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
3.0
When I finished this book I thought if you changed this to a historical romance with a few changes, it would be like a lot of the books I've read. I didn't really correlate the author's quote and reference to Jane Austen until afterwards and then slapped myself in the forehead. It's a retelling of P...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Dystopian PersuasionThis isn't a perfect book, but it's a damn good one. As a retelling of Austen's book I think it is wildly successful and enjoyable.There is a very strict caste system on the plantations, and politically the society is rigid, punitive, and hypocritical. In a general sort of...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Dystopian Persuasion This isn't a perfect book, but it's a damn good one. As a retelling of Austen's book I think it is wildly successful and enjoyable.There is a very strict caste system on the plantations, and politically the society is rigid, punitive, and hypocritical. In a general sort...
The In-Between Place
The In-Between Place rated it
4.0 For Darkness Shows the Stars
I'm ashamed to admit that I have never read [b:Persuasion|2156|Persuasion|Jane Austen|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1385172413s/2156.jpg|2534720]. As a result, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from For Darkness Shows the Stars, but I was very pleasantly surprised that my lack of k...
Bookworm Dreams
Bookworm Dreams rated it
4.0 Should we do anything for love?
For Darkness Shows the Stars is one of those book that takes time to develop but when it grip you, it does not let you go until the end. Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth. Social structure reminded me of Gone with the W...
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