Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund.
Summary: "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."
Why I Can't Wait: For those of you who don't know, I'm a huge fan of Diana Peterfreund's. Rampant and Ascendant are two of my favorite books, which actually turned me into Team Unicorn instead of Team Zombie. If you haven't read any of her book, you should. They're beautifully written, and no one writes frustratingly good romance like her. I absolutely love the cover for For Darkness Shows The Stars. Plus, a dystopian retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion? SOLD! It sounds amazing, and I cannot wait to read it!
Expected publication: 2012 by Balzer + Bray