Waiting on Wednesday – Week 42

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming reads which I'm dying to get my hands on.

This week's WoW is:
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

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.

Release Date: June 12, 2012

I've never read Rampant, but I totally can't wait for this one! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the storyline sounds amazing. I never managed to finish Persuasion by Jane Austen, but if this one turns out to be as awesome as it sounds, then I think I'll give it a try :)

What are you waiting on?


  1. My goodness, even if this one didn't sound good, I think I would pick it up for its GORGEOUS cover. :)

    Great pick! Happy Wednesday!
    ~Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  2. What a beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds amazeballs. I haven't read Persuasion yet but I love Jane Austen and love books and movies inspired by her work. Btw, new follower and can I say your blog button is adorbs, I love all the color. I grabbed it for my blog :) Great WoW, pick. I haven't seen this book before!

  3. I haven't read Jane Austen's Persuasion, but this book sounds amazing! I love the cover, it's so beautiful! :)


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