Saturday, February 28, 2015
Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
It took me a while to get into this one, which is why it has been on my TBR for years, but by the end of the novel I really enjoyed it.
I loved Persuasion by Jane Austen, however, I felt like this should have been seperate from that book. I noted some connections but I had a hard time connecting the two in my head and it took away some of my pleasure.
Because of the cover I was expecting something more science fiction based, but it focused more on the family drama, the racism, and the romance than the tech.
I recommend checking this out, it isn't as science fiction based as I wanted it to be but it was still a great book.
Four Stars Out of Five