For Darkness Shows and Stars

For Darkness Shows and Stars

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Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund's take on Jane Austen's Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world.

In the dystopian future of For Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates--and any survivors living there.

Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father's estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart.

Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she's been raised to believe is right.

For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

Publisher: New York : Balzer & Bray, c2012
ISBN: 9780062006158
Branch Call Number: FIC Peter
Characteristics: 407 p


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MelifluousView Sep 09, 2016

Even knowing Jane Austen's Persuasion well, this version left me wondering what would happen next. I loved Elliot's growth as a character and her value of all human life.

CMLibrary_sdeason Mar 01, 2016

Book is suited well to J readers looking for a YA book. The author stretched a little into religion and history to create something that is not quite complete for an adult reader.

black_rabbit_114 Jul 17, 2014

this book was AMAZING!!!
i nvr rly liked jane austen much, but this book made me want to go to the nearest library and just borrow her books just like that --> snap!
it just perfectly blends romance and dytopia... sure it had a slow start, like most books, but it builds up! <3 <3 <3
i guess a lot of ppl have diff tastes ^_^
but for ppl like me, i just ADORE it ;)

JCLLouisaWS May 23, 2013

Between a slow start and my doubts about a post-apocalyptic teenage retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, I was skeptical at first, but Peterfreund drew me in the more I read. Rich both in nuanced characterizations and a sense both of the injustices and rationalizations of privilege. Horrible cover though.

Feb 26, 2013

I really really want to adore this book but there are a few things about it that I strongly dislike. Like toomanytacos, the leading man wasn't very present in the novel and I would have liked to also read more about him. The background of this book needed to be further developed I had a hard time understanding how the reduction worked exactly. I did like the idea the author had on how the apocalypse happened, quite innovated. I liked the inspiration the author took from Austen's Persuasion to develop the characters. Finally, I don't like the title of this book, it just doesn't fit for me.

Jan 16, 2013

Great book! I loved it so much that my mom had to take it away cause I wasn't getting any schoolwork done. :P
I wish Kai was in it more, and i didn't explain enough about the Reduction history, but an amazing all the same. I would definitely recommend it.

Nov 11, 2012

April 11,2013I read this book knowing that it was gonna be a hit or a miss from all the reviews i read and i gotta say it's a miss. The beginning was very slow and boring much like Elliot North's life. It started kicking in at the end which is very typical but i expected more of a dramatic, unexpected ending, it was kinda dissapointing. I'm not really into this book and therefore the author so i would not read any of her books ever

Oct 22, 2012

Was a really enjoyable read. Jane Austen meets Dystopia. Loved it!

Aug 05, 2012

An excellent retelling of Persuasion! The writing is strong and the characters are all realistically written and three dimensional. I loved it!

Jul 24, 2012

one word... "WOW!"
what a great book!!! If you enjoyed it I highly recommend Peterfreund's other series rampant : )

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