Friday, February 27, 2015

For Darkness Shows the Stars

16248043Goodreads Says:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    I really enjoyed this book! I though it was a very clever twist on Persuasion.

-    It reminds a little bit of The Winner's Curse.

-    I loved all the tech stuff.

-    Kai was really cruel. Since he represents Captain Wentworth, I didn't like how mean he was to Elliot. It would have been better if Kai just ignored Elliot or was very formal with her.

-    I liked the letters between Kai and Elliot. It gives the reader glimpses of what kind of relationship they had before, and it helped me realize what Elliot had lost. It also helped me know that Kai wasn't always a jerk.

-    The ending wasn't as satisfying as I wanted. I loved the ending of Persuasion, and this one just didn't live up to that. Kai's letter wasn't as good Captain Wentworth's.

-    I'm excited to read the next book! It is supposed to be a twist on The Scarlet Pimpernel. I've had a horrible experience with The Scarlet Pimpernel movie, and I've never read the book because of it. I think I might put old grievances aside and try to read the original story before I read Across a Star-Swept Sea.


  1. I don't think I'll be reading the other books. If she starts a new series I would read it though.

  2. I'm with Jenny. I don't plan to read the rest of the books. I haven't read Persuasion, but I still thought Kai was a jerk. I didn't want her to be with him at the end.

  3. I'll be curious to see how you end up liking the next one!

  4. This looks interesting - I'm curious how you'll like the next one, too!

  5. I'm interested to see how I'll like it. I hope I do. Read The Scarlet Pimpernel and Across the Star-Swept Sea fast so you can read STITCHING SNOW.

  6. I love this one! Glad you enjoyed it. :) I do agree that Kai was a lot meaner than I wanted and his change of heart is a little more abrupt because of that. And yeah, that letter isn't quite up to par with the original. But you have to admit, could any other writer come up with a better letter than Austen?! That letter is just amazingly perfect. ;)