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Jul 1, 2016

Some Books Ago: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

Hey there! A few days ago I saw the news about a sale for this book and I can't stop thinking about it since that day. For Darkness Shows the Stars is one of my favorite books ever! I haven't re-read it once, but I remember many things and I love it that way, I kinda like to feel nostalgic over a story I loved that much.
I once compared this book to 100 Years of Solitude by Gabo (sorry, this is how everyone calls him here), and I still think it was a little magical like that. 
Now, please, if you still haven't read this book. DO IT!
Check it out! 

This book was published on June 12th 2012 by Balzer + Bray



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.


  1. I think I read the prequel novella and it was interesting, making me wish I had this book back then (and I still do!). The cover is so darn gorgeous, so if I ever buy this book, it has to be physical!

  2. Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much. I loved the sequel more (Across a Star-Swept Sea), but this book was beautiful. And with a lovely cover to match!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I love the cover on this one! I don't know why, but I've been seeing this one around a lot lately.


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