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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [27]: For Darkness Shows the Stars

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

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Expected Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 398 pages
Preorder: Amazon
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.
Why I Can't Wait: Soooo this book just sounds AWESOME! I really like reading about the idea of caste systems and stuff like that, and I love me some Jane Austen so I'm definitely excited to read something inspired by her writing! Also, that cover is GORGEOUS!!!

What are you waiting on this week?? Be sure to leave links to your post!

40 comments:

  1. "the Reduction" < Just the sound of that alone! Awesome. That cover is beautiful.

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  2. Awesome pick this week! That does sound like a really fantastic book. And the cover is so pretty!!

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  3. I can't tell you how badly I want this book. Awesome pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  4. I absolutely LOVE Persuasion...I know I'm going to love this...so exciting!! And the Title is AMAZING

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  5. This sounded good...and then the deal was sealed with the mention of Jane Austen. Nice!

    www.leavemommyalone.blogspot.com

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  6. I hadn't seen this one before today, awesome! Thanks for sharing =)

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  7. LOL. Seems like you're the third blog that chose this one today! Well, can't say that I blame you. This one looks totally awesome and it's one of my most-anticipated reads this year!

    http://watercolormoods.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-diviners.html

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  8. I LOVE the cover of this one! Plus, Jane Austen + dystopian sounds pretty unique. Great pick Anna!

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  9. Hmmm...I'm not too sure that this would be the book for me. But, I'm a big Jane Austen fan, so that alone would persuade me to read this. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

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  10. This sounds so good! I just finished reading Jane Austen's Persuasion for class a few weeks ago and I am interested in seeing a different take on the story. I also agree, the cover is gorgeous!

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  11. I'm dying to read this one as well, and the cover isn't doing much to stop that. ;_; So pretty!

    My WOW for this week: http://witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/waiting-on-wednesday-%e2%99%a1-week-39/

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  12. A-freaking-awesome! I want to read it too! Thanks for stopping by :D

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  13. Awesome choice this week!! I LOVE the cover and the plot sounds really interesting!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

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  14. I am super excited about this one! I love the cover, the title, the synopsis. I just really like books inspired by Jane Austen novels!

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  15. Great pick! This book sounds awesome! Definitely cant wait for it to come out! :)

    My WoW

    -Brittani :)

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  16. I had this on my WOW and love the cover I must admit i'm a sucker for a good cover art. Here's my pick -http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-45/

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  17. AWESOME choice this week! I can always count on you to give us fantastic new books to add to our "to read" piles! :)

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  18. This is most definitely one of my top-five-most-anxiously-awaited-books-of-2012. I mean dystopian Persuasion? CANNOT. WAIT.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Anna! :)

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  19. Haven't heard of this one but it looks GREAT! Jane Austin is amazing!
    My WoW: http://readerbenji.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday_22.html

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  20. Woow, amazing cover! I love it! :) Great pick! :) ;)

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  21. I love that cover and can't wait to read it as well!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  22. Oh my gosh, I know!! That cover is so breathtaking! <33 Plus, I probably tripped over my own feet with how amazing that synopsis sounds! x) I've never read a Jane Austen book before, but seeing this book really makes me want to! :)

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Anna! Here's our twin-ness showing itself -- we'll both be cheering when this book finally comes out! ;) <3

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  23. OH WOW! this sounds so good! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR! Thanks so much for sharing!

    My WoW

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  24. This is the first I've heard of this one! It sounds amazing!

    My WOW

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  25. I'm obsessed with the Persuasion 2007 movie and I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on this! Diana is an AMAZING author and gosh this books *squeals* I think you get the picture haha

    Fantastic Choice!
    -Kate
    My Waiting On Wednesday

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  26. I'm waiting with you! Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel so far :)

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  27. ME TOO. I can't wait for this one. The cover is GORGEOUS. Great pick.

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  28. I hadn't heard of this one, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Persuasion. That's also my favorite Austen novel.

    Great pick. Thanks for putting this one on my radar.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  29. This is a really awesome cover! I have it on my wishlist too! :D

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  30. Absolutely LOVED Rampant and Ascendant (ME WANT THIRD KILLER UNICORNS BOOK!!) but you know, from the amazing things I’ve been hearing from this book alone from the likes of Pam, this will have to suffice and fill that hole for more Diana Peterfreund!

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  31. Oh man, SO stoked to read this one. Excellent choice!

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  32. YES! I'm totally waiting for this one too, although if i'm remembering this is a follow up for another book that I haven't read yet.. it's definitely on my wish list :D It looks great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great week :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  33. I am SOOOO excited about this book!!! I got to hear the author talk about it at YALL Fest. It's going to be awesome. Great pick!

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  34. I can't get over how stunning this one looks, both from the premise and that cover. The cover is beyond beautiful, but even if it had a terrible cover I'd read it for that kind of premise. I also love reading about caste systems; I think they're honestly fascinating, especially when done well. Definitely can't wait for this one to release. Amazing pick. :)

    My WoW
    Giveaway: Terrier

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  35. Thanks for stopping by. Yay for picking the same book! I really, really can't wait to read this. Release day can't come soon enough!

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  36. Love the sound of this,I heard about it a couple of months ago...just about four months left to the release! Yay :)

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  37. Ohohoh! Yessssss. Love it! I can't wait for a chance to read this one, because it sounds truly great. Awesome pick!

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  38. The cover to this books is so pretty! It looks really good too, I'll add this to my gigantic tbr pile! :)

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