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Friday, August 17, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: For Darkness Shows the Stars!!

If you haven't seen it already, Diana did an awesome guest stint as my Dear Janeite (which you can check out here). I mentioned in that post that you were going to get a chance to win a copy of her latest book, For Darkness Shows the Stars, a futuristic dystopian take on Persuasion! And as much as I would like to drag it out and tease you with it, I'm going to play nice and give you that chance... NOW!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Amazon | Goodreads
402 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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 technology.

Elliot 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-Reductionists 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 go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend 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 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.

DEETS:

  • International
  • Ends September 5th
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  • Void where prohibited, and all that jazz.
Many thanks to Diana for participating in Austen in August and offering up a copy of her awesome book for giveaway!! Good luck, Janeites!


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60 comments:

  1. I've read so many positive reviews of For Darkness Shows the Stars, and heard so many good things about Diana Peterfreund's books. I can't wait to read this!

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  2. The short version would be because FDStS sounds fantastic! Plus it was inspired by Persuasion. And the cover is gorgeous <3

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  3. This sounds EXACTLY like my kind of book - sounds really interesting! Plus I've heard so many good things about it, I really need to get my hands on a copy!

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  4. I've only recently become intrigued by classics retellings, and this book sounds like such an interesting take! Plus I love the title of the book, and Persuasion is locked in battle with Pride and Prejudice for my favorite Austen book.

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  5. I've actually read the book twice already; I have the ebook. I love it. I would love a copy to keep on my shelf, but I'm trying to keep my resolution of not buying any more books until next January. I was thinking of buying the paperback when it comes out.

    The cover is gorgeous. I hope they don't change it for the PB version or I'll be disappointed.

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  6. for the subject, for the reviews, for me :)

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  7. Because I've read nice reviews about this book and the cover is so beautiful!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I want to win the book because it's looks fasinating

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  9. Awesome giveaway! I think everyone wants to read this book. It's dystopian and a take on Persuasion. Hello? Yep, I want to read it. :)

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  10. I love Jane Austen adaptations.

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  11. I want to read Darkness because I've read Diana's other series and loved its uniqueness.

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  12. First of all, the cover is swoon-worthy <3 But I'd like to read it cause it seems refreshing, something new :) Thanks for making it an international giveaway!

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  13. I'm a big fan of Peterfreund and Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel. Thanks!

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  14. I know it is bad but the cover is so beautiful and the book sounds so good!

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  15. Beautiful cover, Austen adaptation, good reviews? Count me in, I'd love to read this! :D

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  16. I love retellings and science fiction!

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  17. This book looks really interesting and the cover is amazing

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  18. I've been waiting for this book ever since Kiersten White tweeted about getting an advance copy. It's waiting for me at the library right now, but I'd love a copy to keep.

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  19. I am interested to see how Persuasion translates into a sci-fi/dystopian setting, not just the love story (that could be done anywhere) but the social/cultural/political climate of Peterfreund's world.

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  20. I love dystopian and Jane Austen. This book has been on my list for a while.

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  21. I loved this book so much! Seems the world of the future is a perfect setting for Austin retellings.

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  22. This sounds different and I've wanted to try this author for a while :-)

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  23. Although I am not a huge "Jane-ite" I have heard nothing but fabulous things about this book. And who knows? Maybe I'll be a convert! :D

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  24. Actually, I already read it, and it was really beautiful! I'm sure I'll read it again, because it sucked me in like crazy! :D

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  25. I love Persuasion and I also love sf/f. What could be better than combining the two?

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  26. I've already read it. I got an ARC but I haven't bought a finished copy yet, so I figured, what the heck :)
    Thanks!!!!

    Alyssa Susanna

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  27. I want to read because i'm so jealous of all the people who have read it! Lol! I want to devour this book too! (Ileana-rafflecopter)

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  28. I read a review for this recently and it looks great! I would love to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  29. It looks like an amazing book an everyone is talking about it :)

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  30. This concept is genius! I really have a love for modern adaptations...probably because it is so much easier to see how they could potentially happen in my own life ;p However I had read about this book before and it looks really well done. I would most definitely like to check it out.

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  31. I want to read it because it sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. I really enjoyed her Unicorn novel. Definitely looking forward to another book by this author.

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  33. I enjoy the Unicorn series by the author and love the cover for this book!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  34. My first reason for wanting to read it is the title. My second (shallow, I know) is the cover. My third is that I love second-chance love stories.

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway! I want to read For Darkness Shows Stars because once the Persuasion read along is complete it will be interesting to compare it to this newer retelling. And the story just sounds amazing!

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  36. I have enjoyed one of her other novels so I am excited to read anything she writes.

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  37. I'd love to read For Darkness Shows the Stars because I love dystopia and I've heard great things about Diana Peterfreund's writing

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  38. I am really excited about this book - a friend of mine really loved it and I've been wanting to read it ever since. Plus, now that I've read Persuasion, I'd really like to see its take on it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I want to read this becuase the cover is so amazing and because the concept seems so interesting. did I mention Persuassion is my favorite Jane Austen book? O I didn't...well that helps too.

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  40. Anything inspired by Jane Austen & her works is fully on my radar.

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  41. Yes, I want to read Darkness because the book look interesting :)

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  42. Ever since I saw you haul this i wanted it.

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  43. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! For darkness has been on my TBR for a while. I LOVE the austen world but was bait leary of it being in the future! I've heard great things about it so am excited to give it a try!

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  44. I love Jane Austen and Diana Peterfreund's writing. Enough said!

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  45. This sounds like a really interesting book. I don’t recall another Persuasion adaption set in the future like this. Can’t wait to read this one!

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  46. The excerpt was amazing, and I love Jane Austen inspired works, 'cause I don't have time to read the originals.....:D. This book seems epic and I really want to see what happens to Kai and Elliot!!!!!

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  47. First of all, the cover is GORGEOUSNESS! Would want to read it just because of that. But of course, the summary is so great too! I want to know the secret! And Jane Austen inspired? A must read!

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  48. I've seen so many great reviews for this book. I don't want to miss out on something great. :)

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  49. I read about it on Goodreads and was intrigued. Now I can't wait to get a copy!

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  50. I want to read it, because I love novels inspired by Austen novels.

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  51. I have yet to read a Persuasion fanfic, but this one sounds like I might have to check it out and take a break from Darcy and Lizzy

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  52. Persuasion is, by far, my favorite Jane Austen story. I can't wait to read this retelling- it sounds excellent!!!

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  53. Yay, thank you so much for making this international!! <3

    I want to read it because I have heard nothing but good things about it and I am after some more sci fi/space reads!

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  54. I've heard so many good things about this book, and it seems like a fascinating futuristic re-telling.

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  55. The title of this book is so clever and alluring. I also love the concept of this book.

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  56. This is an unusual jane inspired book but I'd like to try something new.

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  57. Persuasion if my favorite Austen novel (obviously). I have read so many great reviews and I would love the chance to read For Darkness Shows The Stars! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  58. I loved Persuasion and to see a new take on this novel is something I really want to read!

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  59. Generally I don't go out of my way for Austen adaptations (with a few exceptions), but considering this is based on Persuasion - my favourite Austen novel - I couldn't help myself. Even if I have heard mixed reviews regarding this book (more negative than positive) - I am still curious to how the book will turn out for me and to see how good this book will really be.

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