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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I did with this one for a little while. It just could have been so much more, though These letters appeared at the beginning of chapters periodically and were written when Kai and Elliot were six to fourteen years of age.

However, this cover is a bit misleading.

For Darkness Shows the Stars

For years Elliot has been working on a secret project that could revolutionize the harvest, but the estate is saved from poverty and ruin by the Cloud Fleet organization, dakness group of free Posts who are explorers that want to rent land from the North estate.

In For Darkness Shows the Stars no clones are to be found. The whole character was riddled with discrepancies. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. May 28 4 10 Jun 05, Now, this Florida girl lives with her husband and their puppy in Washington D.

I hate it when this happens. Want to Read saving…. Not Your friend, Kai Yeah, no joke, that’s basically in a nutshell how the letters came across to me.


Kai—Malakai Wentforth—was also a strong character, though he stayed more true to his inspiration, Wentworth.

I have never done anything to you, and if you seek to punish me for past misdeeds, there is nothing you can devise that I haven’t already suffered. With such a different world, a different setting, that was what I wanted darkndss.

For Darkness Shows the Stars | Diana Peterfreund

Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes. Though Elliot still harbors deep feelings for her former friend, he seems interested only in showing her how well he’s done. How is it different? They are pure and believe technology and genetic modification is what caused The Reduction. A few generations after that, and while still a rare occurrence, sshows number of non-Reduced children was steadily increasing.

To ask other readers questions about For Darkness Shows the Starsplease sign up. I appreciated her maturity and respect, but there was nothing interesting about her. For fans of Persuasion that won’t nitpick every detailyou’ll be pleased with what the author has done. But dixna to her Post-Reductionist protagonists’ mind-frames Peterfreund did not hesitate to mix and match, to experiment with Austen ‘s best outcrop: Stop whining over him.

In this book, Kai is a total jerk who acts selfish, manipulative, and immature. Personalize Common Sense for your family.

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It’s picky, picky, picky Preferably some that swelters and slowly burns and involves misunderstandings, old wounds, clever bickering, heated discussions about morals, love, society and the burden of being part of a family, musings about having to do the right thing, and letters and haughtiness and involuntary touches and the angst to be too late or to have made the wrong decision.


We don’t get to know what actually made Elliot reconcile to the advantages of genetic modification or what happens to rest of the world. Are there any cuss words or sexual intimacy scenes in this book?

As always dystopian setting also poses some interesting philosophical questions. Now, I am typically a character-driven reader. The Characters Elliot She is just a doormat.

The world itself is fairly fleshed out. There were many complications that had studiously come up in the first half that had the potential to make it an interesting read.

A Quick Note on the Cover: Even though Kai didn’t hurt Elliot, I was surprised that he treated her so roughly. If you don’t like me and my family, why don’t you pack your bags darknss get the heck off our land. Also, Elliot’s moral conflict was resolved too easily.

Therefore I devoted this week’s Friday Nope to this awful clusterfuck of a novel. I finished this book and felt complete.