Waiting on Wednesday: FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!

Author: Diana Peterfreund
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperTeen
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I'm so excited that 2012 is almost here. Like with recently-slobbered-over THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass and GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund is yet another book I've been wanting since 2010 and blathering about on here since January). I posted this as my Cover Crazy on Monday because the cover is so fabulous that I'm excited all over again!

I can't wait to read this next year!


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.

What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. This one is getting a lot of attention this week on WoW. I saw the cover of The Selection (and read the summary)... OMG. I can't wait for that one too!

  2. oh, I found another mermaid book. =) The Siren by Kiera Cass I believe.

  3. I completely understand you slobbering over The Selection. I am too as well as For Darkness Sees the Stars. They both have the main characters that are in love in different castes systems in common.

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  4. Ooh yeah I can't WAIT for this one either! I love the cover!!

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  5. Oohoo this sounds awesome! Like some sci-fi romance dystopian! Love the cover too.

  6. Wow, this is the first time I've heard of this one. It sounds amazing, and I LOVE the cover. :D Thanks for sharing this book.

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  7. This one sounds excellent. I love the cover. This cover makes me want to read it. Great choice as usual.

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  8. such a purddyyyy cover! :)

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  9. I LOVE the cover! It's stunningly beautiful! Plus the book sounds very interesting!! Definitely a great choice!!! Thank you for sharing!

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