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For Darkness Shows the Stars Cover

It's covertastic around these parts lately! This time in a very good way. Here you have the absolutely gorgeous cover for Diana Peterfreund's upcoming novel For Darkness Shows the Stars. My excitement for this post-apocalyptic retelling of Persuasion (yes, you have my permission to swoon from the sheer awesome) has been building for some time now, and I am thrilled to finally see the actual cover. I love it. Love the sweep of the dress, the stars, the font, her hair. Love it all. Your thoughts?

For Darkness Shows the Stars is due out June 12th.

Comments

  1. The stars! The type choice! I can do without the girl and her dress, but I absolutely LOVE this title. Love it.

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  2. I love the synopsis for the book but I'm a bit disappointed by the cover. I wanted something different from the pretty girl in a pretty dress cover.

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  3. PERSUASION is my favorite Austen novel. I want this so bad. SO BAD.

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  4. I love Persuasion! That means that I want to read this one. How can you possibly do a new Captain Wentworth?! Can't wait to figure it out.

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  5. Sabrina, I understand what you mean about hat look being a trend. But since this book is focused on a romance, we wanted to do something that was overtly, sweepingly romantic, rather than the more desolate/violent look of some post-apocalyptic covers. So though at first glance it does fit into that trend, it is even more fitting to the tone of the book.

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  6. K, the cover is awesome but a retelling of Persuasion? I'm so there!

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  7. OK, I screamed when I saw this. SCREAMED.

    June!?

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  8. covergirl, I know. The title is awesome and I'm so glad the marketing team let her keep it.

    Sabrina, I know what you mean. Though this one immediately struck me as more whimsical and stylistic than the majority of girl-in-flowing-dress covers we see so many of these days.

    Janice, SO bad. I knew that about you. It's my favorite as well. Cannot wait.

    Mari, I'm so intrigued by the idea as well. It's one of my favorite relationships and I know Diana is a big Austen fan as well, so I feel sure it (and he) are safe in her hands. :)

    Diana, yay for cover reveals and you stopping by. I really do love this one. And I'm glad it reflects the more romantic tone of the book.

    Jenny, right?? Brilliant.

    Laura, hehe. I knew you would. And, I know. JUNE. *sigh*

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  9. I haven't read Persuasion yet BUT I was still excited once I saw the book being mentioned on Diana's site. That cover is stunning!

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  10. I love it all as well, particularly the font type, the yellow and pink and the stars. The drawing of the girl and her understated sweeping dress is so different from the trend (photo of a girl in a frilly, froufy dress) that I don't mind it.

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  11. I have faith and I look forward to a romantic hero :)

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  12. To me, the dress's swoosh have a night sky naturalness--even Goddess effect. Rather than sexualized, the girl represents a certain form of innocence and elegance I associated with Austen. That said, I hate Austen, so I probably won't read the book

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  13. The cover immediately drew my eye, I think its gorgeous. I love that she has her eyes closed, it seems very ethereal. I can't even wrap my mind around a post-apocalyptic Persuasion, but I can't wait to read it. I added this to my wishlist before I even commented on this post!
    Great blog by the way, I saw your blogs name pop up on two separate blog posts today so I had to come check it out! I'm so glad that I did!

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  14. Persuasion also is my favorite. So I'm so there for this book! Gorgeous cover!

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  15. Sandy, isn't it? I love it. I wonder if this one will inspire more readers to read PERSUASION once it's out? It really is wonderful in every way.

    Holly, exactly. Well said.

    Mari, me too. :)

    Bets, LOL. Well there you go. Although, given the post-apocalypticness of this and all the changes that would require, it might be worth a look-see. Just sayin' . . .

    Booker, hey, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you did. Who's been talkin' about me?! lol. And I know what you mean about wrapping your brain around it. I can't wait to find out what it's really like.

    Lin, yep. Nothing could keep me away.

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