“Waiting on” Wednesday: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Lonely girl with suitcase at country road.

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

I feel weird admitting it, but I’ve never read Diana Peterfreund before.  She’s one of those authors whose books I see and I think, “oh yeah, I really have to get that one,” but I never do.  Okay, so I have a lot of those.  Most authors.  Okay, I want to read everything.  But I’m going to get this one because it looks terrific (hello, inspired by Persuasion) and not just because the cover is to die for.  And I really do want to start reading Diana Peterfreund.

shows the starsFor Darkness Shows the Stars
By Diana Peterfreund

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Diana Peterfreund’s Website


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.

Barbara