Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #), For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1), The First Star to Fall . Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund’s take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the dystopian future of For Darknes . Jun 12, Read Common Sense Media’s For Darkness Shows the Stars review, age rating, Author: Diana Peterfreund; Genre: Science Fiction; Topics.

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While I was relieved not to have some sort of moral Statement, I thought the story would have been tighter if some sort of resolution was made. She fed the Reduced, she did her chores, she avoided her father and her sister, and she waited. And I think the author did a wonderful job providing detailed descriptions and explanations. These children are born into a slave role but begin to chafe at the injustice of their situation.

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But I dariness not been inconstant. The Luddites arose in power after the Reduction, a genetic experiment that failed and wiped out much of the human population. I went through all that scientific crap and waited for the hero and heroine to get to That would really do a disservice to the core story of Persuasion. I skimmed more often than not to peterfteund to Kai and I kept waiting for all these things to happen and they Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love.

May 28 4 10 Jun 05, So, Peterfreund doesn’t modernize the story – she puts it in another setting completely. Do genetical enhancements make us something else than human? The Posts have embraced something completely different. All of these elements together make this book feel like a much less nuanced, much less mature, much less powerful version of the darkhess.


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There was no affection, just misunderstanding and immature insults. Please let there be a part two. But I surely cannot deny the chemistry between Kai and Elliot. The most awesome thing about it for me was Elliot.

For Darkness Shows the Stars Series by Diana Peterfreund

Renae M Top 50 Reviewer View all my reviews The world has regressed, run by Luddites, those who fear technology. I’m incredibly grateful to the author for this jewel of a book.

Persuasion is, in my eyes, but I did not expect perfection. I really want to check out the remaining books in the series, but they don’t seem to feature the same characters which is a big disappointment for me too.

It just wasn’t for me. 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.

Scarlet Lunar Chroniclesbook 2 Marissa Meyer. This one is probably my favourite of the 6 she wrote. And fled, four years ago. And to be honest I don’t even plan to read it anytime soon, so it’s quite obvious that I can’t judge For Darkness Show The Stars as a retelling, n I have very mixed feelings to be honest.

Besides not being the product of a legendary genius. So now the Luddites rule. En muchas cosas que no se relacionaban con ser amos de esclavos y tener casas de crianzas me identificaba con las ideas esenciales de ellos. Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers. With times changing, many people are beginning to question the Protocols the rules since the Reduction — including Elliot.

Aug 27, Alexa rated it it was amazing Shelves: No sudden resolution of complex conflict. But I liked the angst here, which is no small feat. Needless to say, this interesting set-up and situation gives rise to a great many possible scenarios and peteefreund for this novel to be astounding.

His true feelings are blatantly revealed in several scenes before the letterthus rendering its cathartic potential completely inert. Alanna Shaw Top 50 Reviewer View all my reviews Of course you want to include it.


For Darkness Shows the Stars Book Review

The childhood letters between Elliot and Kai actually do a pretty good job of showing the injustice inherent in the system, and how Elliot’s good intentions really aren’t always enough and her attempts at kindness are sometimes hurtful. Also, Elliot’s moral darknesss was resolved too easily. It wasn’t over the top sci-fi thank goodnessbut it did have a few elements that would appease sci-fi fans.

Th she did manage to add her own unique aspects to it in the form of the futuristic world she had created, the ultimate love story perfectly followed that of Jane Austen.

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.

I think I probably was harder on this that I would have been if it didn’t use Persuasion and instead was just another dystopian YA. If she had left, everything she left behind would have collapsed. She has Anne’s basic traits she’s loyal, she’s smart, reliable, and compassionate, and everyone pushes her aroundbut she is also a product of her environment, and the two work together to create a character that strongly resembles Anne is very Anne-likebut is also her own creation.

And I absolutely loathe crop management. But again, the way things are dealt with is exquisitely Austenian, so, not complaining. Peterfreund has clearly spent a lot of time studying ‘Persuasion’, trying to figure out how to remain true to its spirit while also putting a new, modern spin on it.