Waiting on Wednesday: “For Darkness Shows The Stars” by Diana Peterfreund

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we as readers are excited about.

    For Darkness Shows The Stars

    by Diana Peterfreund

Release Date: June 12th, 2012

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.

As soon as I saw that this was inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, I knew I was going to have to read it. Aside from that, I am intrigued by the tech-less sci-fi world and the lovely cover.

ETA: There’s a contest going on for an ARC here at The Secret Adventures of Writergirl! Check it out!

What book are YOU waiting on this week? Feel free to drop me a line in the comments or link me back to your own WoW post!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cath @ Constance Reader
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 17:47:02

    I loved Peterfreund’s Ivy League novels! This sounds great, too! Thanks for posting the link to the giveaway.

    Reply

  2. Erika
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 18:01:39

    This sounds really awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  3. Lu
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 18:45:51

    Reply

  4. Jim from YA Yeah Yeah
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 19:29:11

    Great post! Haven’t heard of this one before but it’s definitely going on my ‘to read’ list – I love Diana’s writing! Mine is at YA Yeah Yeah if you’d like to take a look.

    Reply

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