For Darkness Shows the Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780062006141, 407pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
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.
“Will be a hit with fans of sci-fi romances… Readers will keep turning the pages right up to the end.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Dystopian, ideological, rebellious-Peterfreund’s fantasy homage to Austen’s Persuasion departs from the original in many respects, and with great success …. a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up.”
“Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars.”
-Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and A MILLION SUNS
“Succeeds in recasting Austen’s characters to bring her themes to a futurist society and provide wry comment on life in the twenty-first century …. will appeal to science fiction and romance fans alike.
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A beautiful, epic love story you won’t be able to put down!”
-Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series
“Don’t you love it when a brilliant idea meets with brilliant execution? Thank you, Diana Peterfreund for giving us a post-apocalyptic Persuasion. This book is meltingly good.”
-Laini Taylor, National Book Award Finalist for LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES
“A smart and sexy tale of star-crossed love that’s as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking.”
-Robin Wasserman, author of THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW
Praise for ASCENDANT: “In this thrilling sequel to Peterfreund’s Rampant...the strong yet vulnerable heroine, compelling conflicts, and exquisite settings should find a voracious audience in those familiar with the first installment.”
Praise for ASCENDANT: “Peterfreund is sure to gain a stronger following with Ascendant, and fans will eagerly await further titles in the series.”
-School Library Journal
Praise for ASCENDANT: “Ascendant is fast paced, fresh and engrossing—plus it has killer unicorns, what could be better? I love this book!”
-Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed WavesCarrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
Praise for ASCENDANT: “I was riveted by Ascendant. It’s not only about killer unicorns; it’s also about finding the courage to make tough decisions—and to be true to yourself. I think Astrid rocks!”
-Malinda Lo, author of ASH