jane austen giveaway hop – for darkness shows the stars & persuasion

I didn’t understand what a giveaway hop was when I signed up for this gig, and that’s a feat, considering that I’ve been blogging about books for 3+ years.  You know what people say when they’re trying to get you to try a new food?  ‘Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it?’  That’s what’s happening today.  It seems fitting that the theme is Jane Austen, whose books I’d try to force on random strangers regardless.


So, what’s on offer?  I’m giving away a prize pack of Diana Peterfreund’s YA sci-fi retelling of Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and… the ORIGINAL Persuasion by Austen.  If you’d like to win both books, simply fill out the FORM.  Giveaway open internationally, will end on October 24th at 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be selected randomly and notified via email, books will be shipped via Amazon or The Book Depository.

for darkness shows the stars by diana peterfreund book coverGenerations 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 PersuasionFor 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.

persuasion by jane austen book cover
Persuasion is a tale of love, heartache and determination. Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank. More than seven years later, when he returns home from the Navy, Anne realizes she still has strong feelings for him, but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne’s. Moving, tender, but intrinsically ‘Austen’ in style, with its satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth-century England, Persuasion celebrates enduring love and hope.

Want to check out other Jane Austen giveaways?  The hop links are listed below.  Happy Friday!


22 comments:

Charlotte said...

What a nice giveaway! Thanks!

Liviania said...

It took me awhile to figure out giveaway hops too.

AmelArmeliana said...

Thank u for this awesome giveaway. I'd love to read this book.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i love ur giveaway...i wish i win one of them :)
thx u ...

Kate said...

Oh my. I'd seen that book around but never realized it was a Persuasion inspired novel. That's fantastic!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I adore Persuasion and I've really been wanting to check out For Darkness Shows the Stars. I've heard nothign but great things about it. Awesome giveaway!

Sophia Rose said...

Persuasion is my all time favorite read and I've had the other on my wish list. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Meredith said...

I'm not big into sci-fi, but my friends have been saying great things about this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

Stiletto Storytime said...

I really love this Persuasion cover. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Courtney
Stiletto Storytime

ℓυfι said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!C:

BeckyC said...

Wonderful prizes! thank you for the the giveaway!

lucaseth said...

Having so much fun on this hop..
thanks for the giveaway..
on to the next stop

Ash said...

Thanks for the easy entry!

Chinoiseries said...

I hadn't heard of For Darkness Shows the Stars before, a retelling of Persuasion... interesting idea!

Isa said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :)

teepee said...

I LOVE FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS. It's one of my favorite reads this year and I would be extremely thankful if I win this. I haven't seen any copies of this in our local bookstore.

Shelver506 said...

I loved both FDStS and Persuasion, so I'd be ecstatic if I won.

Also, every time I read your blog title, I sigh happily. Amelia Bedelia was the bomb in elementary school.

Filia Oktarina said...

Thank you for giveaway!!

vvb32 reads said...

really! first hop? glad you picked one of mine to join ;-D

Alina said...

I really want to read For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thanks for the chance!

Danielle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Fantastic! TY!

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