Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (54)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins imprint)

From Goodreads:

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.

I read Persuasion in university, the one Jane Austen novel I read because I was supposed to (when I was 12 I read Emma on my own, I was a nerd back then (duh)). It was such an interesting book about how we want people to see us and how we let people influence us into maybe making some bad decisions. I'm generally wary of retellings and "inspired by's," but I can only hope this one will be as moving and wonderful as the original story. Also, it'll be interesting with the Luddites, considering how much technology is in our lives now and how much would've been suppressed in the book.


  1. A gorgeous cover with an interesting story. Great combo!

    My WOW

  2. That cover is so beautiful, do you even need to know what the story is about?! It's already on my to-read list and I'm looking forward to it too!

    My WOW :)

  3. The title and the synopsis sounds really gooood! definitely waiting for this one!

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  4. I LOVE LOVE this cover! I have this on my TBR list too! Awesome pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  5. lots of ppl want this one!

    I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for TOUCHING THE SURFACE, by Kimberly Sabatini. Releases in 2012 from Simon Pulse! Come by and check it out and comment your thoughts!!!

  6. Persuasion is my favorite of Jane Austen's books, so I'm really looking forward to this book!

  7. Isn't this cover prettyyyyyyy!! I think so! Love it!! The story sounds very good! Hope you like it!

    Happy Reading!

    Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  8. this one sounds amazing. i can't wait to read it--and stare at the gorgeous cover! :)

    My WOW.

  9. Such a pretty cover and it sounds like a great read as well.

    Awesome choice!

  10. I feel so guilty after reading your post *lol* I totally centered my attention on the cover! But I haven't read an Austen book yet :O, so I'm not wary of the 'inspired by' story. I'm just hoping this tale knocks my socks off as much as the cover did!

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)