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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If the author’s Actual Rating: Many thoughts, no words to express them. I have been unfair to you. Why couldn’t they stand each other again?

Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers. I think you can really tell how much Peterfreund likes Persuasion and Austen, and respects her source material, and that’s part of what really makes it work as a whole. The world doesn’t freaking revolve around you buddy, sorry! Lists with This Book.

darknes Some people think that you shouldn’t write a review for a story that you did not complete. The world itself is fairly fleshed out. And also, I felt ruined for any other books for at least a week, which is high praise from someone who reads a book every other day.

How could any girl be asked to make such a decision at fourteen. I get that she created the whole “reduction” curse thing to make the “slaves” unable to care for themselves, but every time someone uses a slavery plot and decides to make the slaves somehow simple-minded as a justification for that slavery, I want to punch through a w I have a thing: This has to be one of my favorite books from Every moment of every day she embodies dedication and resolve, all the while trying to mask the hope and the pain she lives with every moment of every single day.


In Persuasion, Anne Elliot turned down Wentworth’s initial proposal because her family deemed him unworthy. The Luddites use the restrictions to make sure the Reduced stay that way. I’m giving it two stars instead of one, however, because there were bits here and there I actually enjoyed. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Advanced technology in the ensuing wars had nearly destroyed the world.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund Book Reviews

Before I get into the meat of this review I would like to take a moment to thank Diana Peterfreund for writing this incredible book. And the thing is, objectively, I still agree with the points Catie made — but sometimes, you have to go with yo I first heard about this book a year ago through Catie’s fantastic review. I did with this one for a little while.

I couldn’t make neither head or tale of whatever the hell was happening.

There is no apparant villian in this story, for as far as I got. You know I hate biology. They rarkness considered fallen and helpless, and bear the sins of their ancestors. The world is solidly built, and I could envision everything as it happened.

The social restrictions of the past do not exist in the present, so Peterfreund invents them in the future.


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Log in now or Create an account. The novel was inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasionand readers of that classic will recognize many plot points though not all: Furthermore, when Kai and Elliot meet four years later, he does not hesitate to make his anger towards Elliot known, casting her more in the role of the dzrkness opposed to the guilty perpetrator.

I could not help but compare For Darkness Shows the Stars to one of my favorite Jane Austen classics, and as such, this novel failed to even live up to the perfection of that love story.

She does have some moments of awesomeness, like when she stood up to her father, when she helps Ro, when she calls Kai on his bullshit. Author Of The Week: Featuring narrow escapes, thrilling boat races and at least one deadly volcanic wasteland.

The Plot The book presents a divided world. So when I heard petertreund Diana Peterfreund was working on a futuristic novel inspired by that ths story, it was impossible for me not to read it at the first opportunity – this is the woman responsible for a series about killer unicorns, after all.

This is going to be a tough review for me to write. Other than that I’m happy with everything and that it’s a stand-alone. Absolutely Lovely What I Loved: