For Darkness Shows the Stars \\ spoiler-free book review

For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)

Title: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Author: Diana Peterfreund

Genre: Dystopian

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Format: Hardcover


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.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker \\ spoiler-free graphic novel review

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Title: The Prince and the Dressmaker

Author & Artist: Jen Wang

Publisher: First Second

Genre: fantasy

This book was recommended to me by Sam (@somebooksandramblings), I think, and I didn’t really know what to expect.

I didn’t read the synopsis before I started, so I really had no idea what to expect when I opened it.

Turns out, it’s a story with relatable characters that are full of heart, gorgeous dresses, and 100% love is love vibes (my rainbow self is here for it ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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