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For Darkness Shows the Stars
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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 Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates—and any survivors living there.

Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father's estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart.

Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she's been raised to believe is right.

For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

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06/12/2012
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Lexile measure:
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Diana Peterfreund. (2012). For Darkness Shows the Stars. HarperCollins.

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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 Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates—and any survivors living there.

Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father's estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart.

Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she's been raised to believe is right.

For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

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        "Dystopian, ideological, rebellious-Peterfreund's fantasy homage to Austen's Persuasion departs from the original in many respects, and with great success .... a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up." — Publishers Weekly

        "Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars." — Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and A MILLION SUNS

        "Succeeds in recasting Austen's characters to bring her themes to a futurist society and provide wry comment on life in the twenty-first century .... will appeal to science fiction and romance fans alike. — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

        "A beautiful, epic love story you won't be able to put down!" — Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series

        "Don't you love it when a brilliant idea meets with brilliant execution? Thank you, Diana Peterfreund for giving us a post-apocalyptic Persuasion. This book is meltingly good." — Laini Taylor, National Book Award Finalist for LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES

        "A smart and sexy tale of star-crossed love that's as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking." — Robin Wasserman, author of THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW

        Praise for ASCENDANT: "In this thrilling sequel to Peterfreund's Rampant...the strong yet vulnerable heroine, compelling conflicts, and exquisite settings should find a voracious audience in those familiar with the first installment." — Publishers Weekly

        Praise for ASCENDANT: "Peterfreund is sure to gain a stronger following with Ascendant, and fans will eagerly await further titles in the series." — School Library Journal

        Praise for ASCENDANT: "Ascendant is fast paced, fresh and engrossing—plus it has killer unicorns, what could be better? I love this book!" — Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH

        Praise for ASCENDANT: "I was riveted by Ascendant. It's not only about killer unicorns; it's also about finding the courage to make tough decisions—and to be true to yourself. I think Astrid rocks!" — Malinda Lo, author of ASH

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        Dystopian, ideological, rebellious—Peterfreund’s fantasy homage to Austen’s Persuasion departs from the original in many respects, and with great success. Elliot North is a strong and creative woman, holding together the estate her father neglects and conducting secret
        agricultural experiments that defy “the protocols,” which were established after genetic tinkering nearly destroyed humanity. Antitechnology “Luddites” took sanctuary underground, emerging as overlords of the mentally diminished above-ground survivors. Those survivors, the “Reduced,” are now having normal children, and the Luddites’ status is no longer unquestioned. Four years earlier, Elliot refused to elope with Kai, a mechanical prodigy and descendant of the Reduced. Now he’s back as Capt. Malakai Wentforth, flirting with Elliot’s pretty neighbor and being savage to Elliott. Resemblance to Austen’s story lies largely in the superficialities of the plot—Peterfreund (Rampant) invokes less of Austen’s subtlety or social critique, and she really doesn’t need to. The story stands on its own, a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up. Ages 13–up. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency.

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        Gr 7 Up-Told partially through secret letters between forbidden childhood friends, this novel is a postapocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion that will be a hit with fans of sci-fi romances such as Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion (S & S, 2002) and Catherine Fisher's Incarceron (Dial, 2010). Four years earlier, 18-year-old Elliot North, a member of the Luddite ruling class, refused to run away with Kai, one of her family's servants and her first love. In the years since his departure, Elliot has become responsible for her family's struggling estate and taking care of the Reduced, laborers who are treated as underclass servants. Technology has been forbidden since the Wars of the Lost, a fight Luddites think was the result of humans trying to improve on nature, and Elliot's options for advancing the estate are limited. When a fleet of former servants offers to rent the family's shipyards, Elliot knows that she cannot afford to refuse their money. She's excited to discover that Kai is one of the captains, but soon learns that he is not the boy she remembers, and, like Elliot, he has plenty of secrets. Epistolary sections help readers connect with Kai and Elliot and bridge the gap between the past and present. Peterfreund takes her time developing characters and the political and social realities of a stratified society. The plot, nonetheless, moves along at a steady clip. Readers will keep turning the pages right up to the end.-Leigh Collazo, Ed Willkie Middle School, Fort Worth, TX

        Copyright 2012 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father's estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart.

Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she's been raised to believe is right.

For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

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