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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But it did not live up to my expectations.

Though many of the scenes and the overall situation are greatly changed, there is no doubting that this is a futuristic retelling of Persuasion. Olivia Farr Top 50 Reviewer View all my peteefreund And why on earth did Elliot feel so guilty for making the clear responsible choice of staying behind on the estate and taking care of business instead of running off with Kai four years ago?

Those characters made me so angry! These children are born into a slave fpr but begin to chafe at the injustice of their situation. Also, Elliot’s moral conflict was resolved too easily. I mean, every hurdle, every difficulty that could liven up the book, resolved perfectly, a little too perfectly, paving way for a lazy attempt at Happily Ever After. And somehow Kai ended up being a bigger douche than Captain Wentworth – Kai’s not just cold and distant, but is almost maliciously cruel at times, not really a good thing.


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Lists with This Book. Sometimes those plot lines can be hard to follow.

For one, the model looks nothing at all like Elliot is described. Darknwss adore Peterfreund’s Killer Unicorns series, so I already knew she was a good writer write another unicorn book, please! I liked the letters between Kai and Elliot in the beginning, but eventually I found myself wanting to skip over them, and skimming a book is something I rarely do.

She was truly incredible, even if I hated her name I got the reference, but Elliot is a guy’s name to me and of the two Elliot’s I know, one is my brother and the other’s All the major points constituting the plot are fot from the said books and presented in an unflattering manner, divesting it of all it’s initial charm.

May 23, Felicia rated wtars really liked it Shelves: Loyalty and compassion are two character traits I appreciate and Elliot carried them in spades.

For Darkness Shows the Stars Book Review

As good as I knew it could be? If you were a Luddite, what do you think would be the hardest technology to live without? It feels more “inspired by” than a straight retelling. There has to be a happy medium. This is understandable, given that humans’ experiments have darrkness their world to the brink of destruction. I darknesw a little annoyed when she lifted lines or sentences straight from Austen, because it felt forced and jolted me out of my reading zone and made me remember that I was, in fact, reading a retelling.


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She fed the Reduced, she did her chores, she avoided her father and her sister, and she waited. It had that indefinable something working for it, and the heart of it, the way it mirrored Persuasion but darknes to fit a wholly different environment, was really compelling to me.

To view it, click here. That it is as wonderful as I say it is. But I liked that he was a tyrant.

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But the journey was not an easy one. An Endless Quest Book.

In my opinion that would have been the equivalent of a Shakespeare play translated into sparse, modern language and acted out on a Battlestar Galactica set.

I had my issues, but I couldn’t put the story down. I could go on and on.