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A Reader of Fictions: Waiting on Wednesday (1)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (1)


I've mentioned my love for both Jane Austen and dystopias many times before. As a result, it should come as little surprise that I would be exceedingly eager to get my hands on a book that combines the two aspects. Plus, I have no doubt that Diana Peterfreund can do this exceedingly well, indeed. Why does this not come out until June?!?!?!?!

Description from Goodreads:
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.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Sarah@Catching Books said...

I can't wait to read this book!! It sounds awesome :)

March 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Lindsay Cummings author said...

love that cover!

Stop by my WOW post?!
I have a few picks this week!

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

March 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Great pick! I have this on my tbr list. Every time I see the cover, I want to squeal.

March 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

I want to read this sooo badly. I had no idea it was based on Persuasion!

March 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Jamie Mariano said...

Oh my gosh, I want this right nowww. This book being inspired by Persuasion just makes it even better, haha. That cover is gorgeous too. Great choice!

Here's my WoW!

March 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Giselle said...

I have this on my wishlist too it sounds awesome!!!

March 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Lisa (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I know Diana Peterfreund from her Secret Society series, which I enjoyed a lot. Hope this one's good too!


Lisa O. @ The Nocturnal Library

March 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

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