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  • For Darkness Shows the Stars
  • Diana Peterfreund
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  • 04 July 2019
  • 9780062006141

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For Darkness Shows the Stars Read Á 102 Onists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and Elliot's estate is foundering forcing her 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 Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him goBut Elliot soon discovers her old fri. People are foolish when it comes to loveElliot hadn t been She d been rational logical reasonable prudent She d been cold and cruel and disloyal and distantShe hadn t been foolishShe d been the most foolish girl on the island So look guys Here s the thing I m not big on bashing books especially when a new friend took the time to make a huge list of recs for me And also because this book wasn t bad in any way shape or form It had excellent writing beautiful tension and a pretty cool and uniue plot It just wasn t for meI don t mind books that are build up than action I never have but I guess in my mind I had imagined a big bang of an ending after all the two main characters had been through And frankly I didn t uite get the world they lived in shrugs And again this doesn t even bother me No what bothers me is that I just didn t careand that s not a good thing I skimmed often than not to get to Kai and I kept waiting for all these things to happen and theyI meanthey didn t Now I had seen somewhere in a review that this was a retelling of a Jane Austen novel or rather that it was based on it or whatever it s early and I frankly don t want to think of a different way of saying it right or wrong lol so in the back of my mind I knew not much would go on But I put up this mental block and imagined how awesome it would beand sadly with all the science and stuff I was bored often than notAnd that s the thing If there had been even a little payoff after I d wasted my weekend on this it might have easily been a three If there had been some action at the end hell I KNOW this is my fault but just saying to be clear it might have been a four But as it was I was confused bored and always waiting for Kai to steal the showand he can t be the only reason I like a book That would be preposterous Even if this has been the case for me a lot eeps So ya know not going to waste any time talking about how I misinterpreted what this book was going to be about again duh on me lol and how I 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For Darkness Shows the Stars Read Á 102 End carries a secret one that could change their society 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's lost him foreverInspired 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. Personally I would just read Persuasion Dystopian retellings seem to be all the rage these days and For Darkness Shows the Stars is no exception at this point I m convinced all these authors and publishers are all thinking let s add a bleak futuristic setting and some moral uandaries to all our plots and profit Either that or the good old vampirewerewolfangel trifecta Too bad you do actually need than that for a good book I ve read Persuasion and I ve read good dystopians and this is neither a good Persuasion adaptation nor a good dystopianWhere to start The first half of this book was really boring I liked how Peterfreund transforms Anne Elliot Elliot from a weaker character in the original into a really strong heroine and having her take a much active role in managing Kellynch Hall the North Estate but that s about it Peterfreund takes way too long setting up the backstory basically people in the future perform genetic manipulation on themselves the Reduction leading to all their kids the Reduced being mentally challenged And just to spite everyone who didn t get gene therapy those who did blow up the world Except a bunch of people who believed gene therapy went against God s will the Luddites survived and now they use the Reduced as slave labor until the Reduced start birthing kids with normal I the Posts hence the first moral dilemma of using Posts as basically slaves And of course the second s whether or not it s ok to develop new technologies in case that leads to another Reduction Seriously that didn t need to take up half the bookI have to admit those dilemmas got really interesting in the second half Elliot no surprise is a big advocate of Post rights against her traditionalist father and sister but I loved how she s torn between Luddite antitechnology sensibilities and the desire to improve the welfare of the Reduced on her estate by embracing the new Post inventions Because both sides make sense there are strong arguments for either position and I loved seeing Elliot s internal debate with herself And some of the twists genuinely surprised me particularly the ones having to do with illegal gene therapy they tossed a huge wrench in Elliot and Kai s relationship and really challenged Elliot s attitude towards the Posts and what they re trying to do But nothing else happens we go directly from her being horrified by what the Posts are doing to ending up happily with Kai um what The protocols against gene research aren t garbage they serve a purpose and Elliot s uick change of heart felt far too naive and convenient As for the Persuasion adaptation I guess For Darkness Shows the Stars is best when it tracks the Austen original Because a lot of the extra bells and whistles like all the cute letters between Elliot and Kai really didn t work for me So they were childhood friends and Elliot eventually did something unforgiveable to Kai really didn t give the impression of much of an epic romance 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 I think Elliot went easy on him in the endReally For Darkness Shows the Stars falls victim to my pet peeve with a lot of the current crop of dystopians they try to explore some really deep themes and never uite get to what they seem to be aiming for always end up disappointing me Either make your book fun and not so heavy or get it right dammit

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For Darkness Shows the Stars Read Á 102 It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technologyElliot North has always known her place in this world Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart the servant Kai choosing duty to her family's estate over love Since then the world has changed a new class of Post Reducti. 2 12 starsIn the realm of music this post apocalyptic reboot of Jane Austen s Persuasion would be what s referred to as a cover song As a massive music fan I ve developed two major criteria for what I think makes a successful cover song aspiring musicians take note a YA book blogger is giving you advice1 The source material has to be pretty mediocre and possibly annoying It s begging to be redone Exhibit A Ryan Adams cover of Oasis Wonderwall sorry Oasis lovers but I grew up in the nineties I lived through the five year period when this song was played at least twice per hour every hour Exhibit B Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness I didn t even realize this was a cover That s how good his version is It s eclipsed all othersOR2 If the source material is brilliant it must be re done in such a way that it is completely unrecognizable from the original Exhibit A Jeff Buckley s cover of Leonard Cohen s HallelujahExhibit B Jimi Hendrix cover of Bob Dylan s All Along The WatchtowerExhibit C Nirvana s cover of David Bowie s The Man Who Sold The WorldI ve been pretty vocal about my absolute love for Jane Austen s Persuasion so obviously to me it s a work of brilliance For me to enjoy this book it would have to employ strategy 2 it would have to be pretty innovative and different than its source material And the first half of this book appears to be exactly that I think Diana Peterfreund has a really interesting idea here This story takes place in a post apocalyptic England I think it s never explicitly stated where ambitious human tinkering with genetics has resulted in the majority of the human population becoming Reduced essentially mentally limited and unable to speak or care for themselves The lone survivors are the Luddites a group of people opposed to all genetic manipulation who hid out in caves while the rest of the world imploded Upon emerging from the caves the Luddites discovered the Reduced and decided that it was their God given duty to care for these leftover people So of course they decided to round them up and install them as slave labor on plantations and farms Naturally The twisted relationship between these two groups becomes even charged when the Reduced start producing normal offspring or Posts which is an abbreviation of post reductionist These children are born into a slave role but begin to chafe at the injustice of their situation Isn t that just deliciously dark I know it intrigued me There s so much potential there for a very complex world Plus I think it s an interesting spin on the relationship between the nobility and the working class in Georgian England not to mention it s obvious that a great deal of inspiration was taken from American slavery Unfortunately though I think this is yet another case of an admittedly ambitious post apocalyptic setting being reduced to a simple backdrop for fraught young love Kai is a Post Elliot is a Luddite They are in love yet this crazy crazy world won t let them be together Woe woe woe times infinity The slavery itself feels a bit oversimplified and even sanitized in parts The life of a slave is hard and slaves are often abused Elliot mentions this several times but then always assures the reader that these things don t happen on her plantation even though in every other case her father is a merciless tyrant It s mentioned in one scene that the ReducedPosts work ten hour days and in another scene that they don t get paid but Elliot never seems to consider these details wrong Several Posts are incredibly loyal to her but they are never shown to have any conflict any deeper feelings about staying on the plantation One of her Post friends is sent to a birthing house a terrible place where pregnant Reduced have to go but then seems to just smile and accept it assuring Elliot that it s not so bad Even at the end Elliot doesn t free them offer to pay them a wage or offer them any option other than working on her farm It s just glossed over like it s no big deal Slavery is never not a big dealMy other major problem with this book is that I just couldn t ever stop comparing it to its source material This book is very similar to Persuasion in its basic storyline and in its characters which was a major problem for me because it was so obviously less than the original I love Anne Elliot because she is mature uiet introspective and she has understandable regret When Captain Wentworth reappears in her life it is the most heartbreaking and awkward situation she has ever endured but she gets through it stoically and with grace even as she s shattering on the inside Captain Wentworth is an enigma he appears to have moved on but has he We aren t allowed to know until the very end and his final epistolary reveal is one of the most beautiful cathartic letters ever written EVERWhereas in this book Elliot is a young woman who had to refuse Kai She had to or everyone on her plantation would starve She s allowed to have a righteous certainty in her decision that Anne never had Kai is vocal about his anger from the get go turning Elliot into even of the victim His true feelings are blatantly revealed in several scenes before the letter thus rendering its cathartic potential completely inert And the letter itself is like a poorly paraphrased version of the original It would be better to just omit that famous letter rather than re write it in a completely unoriginal way All of these elements together make this book feel like a much less nuanced much less mature much less powerful version of the originalThe ending feels hasty and clumsy with conflicts magically resolving or being left to hang without a thought villains disappearing off the page into thin air and several characters making abrupt one eighties that feel convenient but not realistic In the world of cover songs this book is neither original nor innovative Perfect Musical PairingCee Lo Green No One s Gonna Love YouThis book is like Cee Lo Green s recent version of Band of Horses No One s Gonna Love You Sure it s not horrible I can listen to it But after a while all I can hear is the annoying back beat the corny string section and the fact that his robotic singing bleeds every ounce of emotion out of this rather desperate song Listening to this just makes me want to put on the much brilliant originalA note about the cover This cover has got to go Elliot is repeatedly described as having brown skin almond shaped eyes and long black hair She s clearly not a white person And there s a reason why 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