Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: For Darkness Shows the Stars

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's "can't wait" selection is:

For Darkness Shows the Stars Diana Peterfreund

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.
If the synopsis doesn't sell you, then read Angie's review. And that should be enough to cause an immediate pre-order.

9 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely cover! I haven't read Persuasion so I'd have to pick that up before this one.

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    1. I haven't read Persuasion either, but according to Diana, you don't have to read that novel before this one.

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  2. Thanks, Emily!

    Pam, though I'm always a fan of people reading Persuasion since I love that book with all my heart, it's not a necessary condition for reading my book. It's like a Clueless/Emma thing. You don't need to be familiar with one to enjoy the other.

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  3. This book just came on my radar this week, but I am really excited for it! It sounds absolutely amazing. I haven't read Persuasion either, but I guess that's in order ASAP!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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  4. Sounds awesome! I really like the cover. The main character's name is Luddite?? With a middle name of Elliot??? Poor girl.

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    1. Her first name is Elliot. The Luddites are the name of her kingdom/caste system. :)

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  5. Oooh, sci-fi and Jane Austen - i'm in! Thanks for the cool pick!

    My WoW

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  6. Great cover, and it sounds awesome!

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  7. I can't wait to read this book! Pretty sure I have it scheduled as an upcoming WoW pick as well:P

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