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summary For Darkness Shows the Stars 108 Ì 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 technologyElliot North has always known her place in this world Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart the servOnists 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 goBut Elliot soon discovers her old fri. People are foolish when it comes to loveElliot hadn't been She'd been rational logical reasonable prudent She'd been cold and cruel and disloyal and distantShe hadn't been foolishShe'd been the most foolish girl on the island So look guys Here's the thing I'm not big on bashing books especially when a new friend took the time to make a huge list of recs for me And also because this book wasn't bad in any way shape or form It had excellent writing beautiful tension and a pretty cool and uniue plot It just wasn't for meI don't mind books that are build up than action I never have but I guess in my mind I had imagined a big bang of an ending after all the two main characters had been through And frankly I didn't uite get the world they lived in shrugs And again this doesn't even bother me No what bothers me is that I just didn't careand that's not a good thing I skimmed often than not to get to Kai and I kept waiting for all these things to happen and theyI meanthey didn't Now I had seen somewhere in a review that this was a retelling of a Jane Austen novel or rather that it was based on it or whatever it's early and I frankly don't want to think of a different way of saying it right or wrong lol so in the back of my mind I knew not much would go on But I put up this mental block and imagined how awesome it would beand sadly with all the science and stuff I was bored often than notAnd that's the thing If there had been even a little payoff after I'd wasted my weekend on this it might have easily been a three If there had been some action at the end hell I KNOW this is my fault but just saying to be clear it might have been a four But as it was I was confused bored and always waiting for Kai to steal the showand he can't be the only reason I like a book That would be preposterous ^^Even if this has been the case for me a lot eeps So ya know not going to waste any time talking about how I misinterpreted what this book was going to be about again duh on me lol and how I only highlighted one passage for this review one It's madness I tell you and instead I'll move on to something different As it is I'm going through a bit of a hmm not slump But I'm struggling to find just what suits my fancy right now So ya know on to like all of your reviewsbetter than blabbering on about the same 'ol things Maybe some of you will love this in fact many of you have and will be better suited to enjoy it as for me I think I'll forget about it immediately after finishing this review Toodles For of my reviews please visit Well that wasanti climactic #UnderwhelmedI'm sorry butI went through all that scientific crap and waited for the hero and heroine to get to that No me gusta at all For of my reviews please visit

For Darkness Shows the StarsOnists 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 goBut Elliot soon discovers her old fri. People are foolish when it comes to loveElliot hadn't been She'd been rational logical reasonable prudent She'd been cold and cruel and disloyal and distantShe hadn't been foolishShe'd been the most foolish girl on the island So look guys Here's the thing I'm not big on bashing books especially when a new friend took the time to make a huge list of recs for me And also because this book wasn't bad in any way shape or form It had excellent writing beautiful tension and a pretty cool and uniue plot It just wasn't for meI don't mind books that are build up than action I never have but I guess in my mind I had imagined a big bang of an ending after all the two main characters had been through And frankly I didn't uite get the world they lived in shrugs And again this doesn't even bother me No what bothers me is that I just didn't careand that's not a good thing I skimmed often than not to get to Kai and I kept waiting for all these things to happen and theyI meanthey didn't Now I had seen somewhere in a review that this was a retelling of a Jane Austen novel or rather that it was based on it or whatever it's early and I frankly don't want to think of a different way of saying it right or wrong lol so in the back of my mind I knew not much would go on But I put up this mental block and imagined how awesome it would beand sadly with all the science and stuff I was bored often than notAnd that's the thing If there had been even a little payoff after I'd wasted my weekend on this it might have easily been a three If there had been some action at the end hell I KNOW this is my fault but just saying to be clear it might have been a four But as it was I was confused bored and always waiting for Kai to steal the showand he can't be the only reason I like a book That would be preposterous ^^Even if this has been the case for me a lot eeps So ya know not going to waste any time talking about how I misinterpreted what this book was going to be about again duh on me lol and how I only highlighted one passage for this review one It's madness I tell you and instead I'll move on to something different As it is I'm going through a bit of a hmm not slump But I'm struggling to find just what suits my fancy right now So ya know on to like all of your reviewsbetter than blabbering on about the same 'ol things Maybe some of you will love this in fact many of you have and will be better suited to enjoy it as for me I think I'll forget about it immediately after finishing this review Toodles For of my reviews please visit Well that wasanti climactic #UnderwhelmedI'm sorry butI went through all that scientific crap and waited for the hero and heroine to get to that No me gusta at all For of my reviews please visit

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For Darkness Shows the Stars Ô 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 technologyElliot 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 Reducti. When we have the ability to save someone’s life and we decide they aren’t worthy of being saved—isn’t that playing God as well• Persuasion Persuasion PERSUASIONAnd this is a selling point in itself On top of that Diana Peterfreund rendered a perfect Austenian atmosphere and Elliot North's character is incredibly true to the original I was completely amazed and surprised; even my wildest expectations didn't contemplate such consistency to the hypotext •This book made me feel so strongly Sometimes I think that good books are actually a bit less rare than we compulsive readers think and that we chance upon them often than we realize it's just that not all of them are right for us Books are like gloves they must fit your hand to a T Well For Darkness Shows the Stars must be my perfect fit because I felt I felt I felt I was angry and frustrated and nostalgic and lovesick It was beautiful and something I hadn't experienced in uite a while•I liked the world building too It's not particularly imaginative but it had its original points It struck me as slightly too naive at times though and the lack of scientific in depth information made itself felt but that may be only because I have a thing for genetics and as a result I was dying to know the specifics of this genetic disaster that took place in an indeterminate past All in all it presents some weak spots but generally speaking it works well•I know many who have read the book don't agree with this but Elliot's struggle felt real to me She is presented with the option to embrace a new reality that profoundly frightens her but also to which she feels an unmistakable pull and I don't think her change of mind is sudden or convenient on the contrary it proceeds at a perfectly appropriate pace throughout the book We shouldn't forget the she had taken the first steps on her own and way before the narration started after all •Sometimes I wished Elliot and Kai interacted of course not to the point of exhausting the dramatic potential of their situation which is huge seriously huge just a little bit But again the way things are dealt with is exuisitely Austenian so not complaining Dear ElliotI can wait in silence no longer •THAT LETTER You know I've got a soft spot for long sentimental teary love declarations Maybe 'soft spot' is kind of an understatement to give you a sense of how they make me feel I liked even Rhys's in ACoMaF in spite of hating to pieces the whole book Mine is a severe case I want to uote the whole letter I loved it so much exactly like I love the one in the actual Persuasion My heart is a puddle of goo ad I'm happy ➽ For Darkenss Shows the Stars is on my part not only recommended but I would personally send a copy to all of you if only I could This novel is heart warming well written deliciously poignant I'm incredibly grateful to the author for this jewel of a book characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Diana Peterfreund

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Diana Peterfreund ☆ 8 download End 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 foreverInspired 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. Originally reviewed here I know this is an almost unpardonably early review But honestly I waited on it as long as I possibly could before the effort of holding it in caused me some sort of bodily harm I've been anxiously looking forward to FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS for going on two years now and the day an ARC showed up on my doorstep was just a very good day indeed When a book you've been dying to read finally falls into your lap do you ever just hold onto it and savor the possibilities I do I did with this one for a little while Don't get me wrong sometimes I just tear into it immediately But sometimes I don't Because sometimes dreaming about it while you're actually holding it in your hands is special too So I savored and I dreamt and I started reading and I was gone My first reaction to finishing it was a sense of complete satisfaction mingled with sadness that it was over My second was thinking that I cannot wait to see FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS work its magic on readers far and wide As post apocalyptic retellings of classics go it pretty much killed it on all levels for this devoted Austen girlElliot North knows how to work hard As a member of the elite Luddite nobility she has a keen sense of what is expected of her of which actions are acceptable and which ones could get you disowned and out on the streets It is that very sense of duty that kept her from following her childhood friend Kai four years ago when he fled servitude on her father's estate for a life of uncertainty and just possibly freedom Their friendship was forbidden from the beginning as Kai belongs to the Post Reductionist class and ever since the catastrophic Reduction matters or birth and class ruthlessly define every aspect of a person's life But now four long years have passed and at eighteen years old Elliot is the only thing keeping the family lands going As her father and sister grow further distanced from reality the world as they know it is changing Determined not to be left behind Elliot convinces her family to lease the land to a group of unusual shipwrights known as Cloud Fleet Hoping the extra income will save her home Elliot is well gobsmacked when one of the renowned shipwrights turns out to be none other than her old friend no longer playful open Kai but smart remote Captain Malakai Wentforth Elliot knows how to work hard but even she may not be up to the task of withstanding the flood of guilt and longing that threatens to overtake her with his return Especially given the suspicions that being to swirl in her head regarding just what he and his fleet are up toEverything about this book soars from its supernal setting to the dreams its characters hold in their hearts Having read and adored Persuasion for years now it was extremely gratifying to see the massive amounts of care and thought that went into the crafting of this story inspired by Jane Austen's final novel In fact I felt a healthy dose of admiration for the storytelling the entire time I was reading it But the wonderful bit is that it won me over on its own strengths entirely The world and its sinister history the characters and their eerily perfect names the writing and its effortless flow they're all so interlocked and balanced coming together so as to make hours go by like seconds I may have been predisposed to like Elliot but the way my heart launched itself into my throat when hers did the way my temper rose on her behalf and the way I held my breath at her restraint and cheered her adamant refusal to be downtrodden I than liked Elliot I than liked Kai even when I wanted to hurt him And most of all I than liked the brilliant ending Here is one of my favorite non spoilery passages taken from my uncorrected ARC in which you get a feel for the way the writing lauds the original while extending it to support the strengths of these new characters and their spectacular worldElliot had had enough If you can't be civil to me Miss Phoenix I wish you'd leave me in peace I have never done anything to you and if you seek to punish me for past misdeeds there is nothing you can devise that I haven't already suffered Four years of worrying about Kai followed by all these weeks of having him back here but hating her Was that not punishment enoughYou baffle me Miss Elliot Andromeda replied in the same high wrought tone I can't reconcile the young woman I see before me with the reports I have hadWhat lies had Kai been spreading abroad I'm sorry to hear that but it's none of my concern I am the same person I've always been She turned her face away from Andromeda away from the crowd and from Kai Maybe you should ask yourself why if I am the person you've been led to believe someone would put their faith in me at allPeople are foolish when it comes to loveElliot hadn't been She'd been rational logical reasonable prudent She'd been cold and cruel and disloyal and distantShe hadn't been foolishShe'd been the most foolish girl on the islandGreat no The killer thing about Elliot have I mentioned how much I love her is that she has all the layers She's the perfect blend of unmitigated strength and harbored regret Every moment of every day she embodies dedication and resolve all the while trying to mask the hope and the pain she lives with every moment of every single day Here is ElliotNo one came Not her sister or her father not Benedict or the Fleet Posts or even Admiral Innovation No one appeared in the hall all afternoon but the mute shuffling figures of the Reduced housemaids as they went about their chores Time passed and Elliot sat in the chair waiting for the verdict from FeliciaHow much of her life had she spent waiting Waiting for a plant to sprout Waiting for her father's judgment Waiting for another letter to appear in the knothole from Kai Waiting for years after Kai left to feel at peace with her decision She fed the Reduced she did her chores she avoided her father and her sister and she waited She did every duty she'd been taught as a Luddite and she lied with every breathI'd say I don't know what to say but I do And it's this Snatch it up the day it comes out this beautiful book this meticulous breathtaking retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever pennedLastly I just want to thank Diana Peterfreund from the bottom of my heart for page 117 Got it in one