by Diana Peterfreund
Book: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pub Date: June 2012
Genre: Young Adult
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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.
My Review: So I've had this on my shelf for the longest time, and prob one of the last ones to read this book. But I read a lot of good things about it and had such high hopes. Sadly, it didn't turn out to be as I had hope it to be.
The first few chapters bored me and then it sorta of picked up after a while and then it lost my attention. The idea of the story was good and the characters were developed well. I just wished the writing was a little better and was able to hold my attention.