For Darkness Shows the Stars World Premiere

Because Lenore is totally persuasive, she got me to release the flap copy for my 2012 release, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS, as the launch of her Dystopian August series. In the interview, I talk more about FOR DARKNESS than I ever have before.

Read the whole interview there, and the flap copy below.

Can. Not. Wait. For 2012.


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.

Posted in Austen, PAP, YA

12 Responses to For Darkness Shows the Stars World Premiere

  1. Angiegirl says:

    Brilliant. Can. Not. Wait.

  2. Amy says:

    Words can not express how excited I am for this book it sounds amazing.

  3. Lenore says:

    I love being persuasive 🙂

  4. Petra says:

    Love the sound of it! Just added it on Goodreads 🙂

  5. Jessica M says:

    OMG. This sounds brilliant. I cannot wait to read it.

  6. Tiff says:

    My mind was just blown. WHAT?!

    This sounds…amazing. And crazy. But that’s what I said about killer unicorns. The Persuasion plot seems to be holding up, so I’m going to call this another “Trust Diana to make it work” moment, and wait quietly for 2012. =)

  7. Tiff says:

    Actually, I thought about this (all the way home), and I’m calling it now: I think For Darkness Shows The Stars is going to be your breakout bestseller, Diana. Not that you didn’t have bestsellers before, but I think this one is going to be a chart-topper. I’ve never heard of anything like it – it’s super-inventive, and I’m really thinking this is going to be a gamechanger for YA fiction and for you. I can’t wait!

    And yes, you heard it here first. =p

  8. Diana says:

    Oh, Tiff, that’s so sweet of you to say. Wouldn’t that be great? I fear, however, that the problem is that it’s “crazy” as you say. (And no, I’ve never had a bestseller. ) Persuasion is not the most popular of Austen stories, and I don’t know if it fits in with the bleak, rage against society thing that’s big in YA right now.

  9. Tiff says:

    I don’t think teens (and adults, and whoever else reads your books) will necessarily respond to the Austen factor, but I think they will respond to the world-building. I know this is weird, but to me, the FDSTS world sounds like Scott Westerfeld’s world in Leviathan. I don’t know why I thought of that. But the world-building sounds fresh and different from everything else out right now, so I’m banking on that being your in. The Austen factor is just an added bonus for people like me who eat up literary references (although it might draw a few Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fans).

    None of your books were bestsellers? I thought for sure SSG was…

  10. Rachel says:

    Speaking as both a teen and a Jane Austen lover, this sounds fantastic! I can hardly wait! 🙂

  11. Dana says:

    Is it part of a series?

  12. Diana says:

    Hey, Dana. No, it’s that rarest of beasts — the stand alone novel. Persuasion is one novel, and so is FDSTS.