Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #11

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

I haven't made a WoW post in months, but I had to for the following book that I am literally panting in anticipation for. I keep going to Amazon to look at that pretty, pretty cover and dream about the day it will be mine:

For Darkness Shows the Stars 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.

Published: 12th June 2012

WoW because: Diana Peterfreund is one of my favourite YA writers. I know any book of hers will have wonderful female characters, great writing and be cool, interesting and smart. Combining Jane Eyre with sci-fi? Indicates to me that I'm right in my assumption. I follow Diana's blog and she's been discussing writing this book for 2 years or so, so it's been a long time since my appetite for this was first whet. I can't wait to finally read it.


  1. This is the second time I see this title today. Love the cover, and the story is intriguing :)

    New follower via GFC

    And my WoW is here

  2. It seems like I've been waiting for this one forever! Great pick!

    My WOW

  3. I know, right? When I first saw this one, I got SO excited! Sci-fi has been something I'm getting into lately, and I love Persuasion.

  4. This looks SOOO good! I can't wait for it either! Great pick! Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

  5. I CANNOT wait for this one! It looks so ridiculously good. Great pick!
    Book Light Graveyard


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