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For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund was one of those books that actually grabbed my attention due to the cover. From the second I cracked it open, I couldn’t put it down. It is inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion and has a Sci-Fi twist to it that adds a bit more to the story than just focusing on the relationship between the two main characters. Go read this book and while you’re at it, read the second book of the series too…it was just a good!
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
(Website, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Harper Collins on June 12th 2012
Genres: Romance, Young Adult Fiction
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.