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For Darkness Shows the Stars

Peterfreund, Diana. Book - 2012 None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.3 out of 5

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"Elliot North fights to save her family's land and her own heart in this post-apocalyptic reimaging of Jane Austen's PERSUASION"--Provided by publisher.


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Sometimes engaging, sometimes boring submitted by yugure on November 5, 2012, 1:58pm By the middle of the book, I was starting to become bored with the story (it seemed to be dragging on with no purpose), but an interesting twist really perked it up. Alternating chapters are told through letters exchanged between the main character and her love interest, and I thought the gimmick didn't really work for this book. The supposed "secrets" and background information that is uncovered in the letters is still addressed in the present day text, making the letters kind of pointless. I did appreciate Peterfreund's nuanced characters and her skillful recreation of a Jane Austen-like web of character relationships.

Entertaining read submitted by SolaireFQ on June 8, 2016, 11:01am This book is a nice retelling of Persuasion with the additional benefit of the Anne Elliott character having a legitimate reason for not leaving with her Wentworth originally. The world that this story is set in is also interesting. I would recommend it to both Jane Austen lovers and people who like the dystopian genre.

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New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
Year Published: 2012
Description: 407 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 770


Social classes -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Science fiction.