In 2018 I had the idea to have readers and friends read my favorite books from years past. I had 20+ amazing people sign up and read some of my all-time favorite books. They took the time out of their busy lives and reading schedules and read books I love and shared what they thought on my blog. It was a lot of fun and I got to see some new takes on old favorites. It actually was a fun experience. If you are interested in the reviews HERE.
This year I decided to give back in a way and asked everyone that signed up to tell me their favorite book (that I have not read) because in 2019 it is time to do NEW TO ME.
Like I mentioned a couple of months ago, I knew going into this feature there may be books that weren’t for me. It was a probably I crossed when I DNFd Daughter of Smoke and Bone and it was a probably I crossed once again with For Darkness Shows the Stars. I’m completely bummed out that I couldn’t do it. I tried but I knew early on it wasn’t for me and I just didn’t think it was fair to the book or myself to push on. I feel terrible, but it was for the best and I don’t regret it.
But just because it wasn’t for me it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be for you. Check out these reviews with high ratings:
“Diana Peterfreund managed to make her futuristic reimagining read pretty similar to a historical and I loved that about it. It’s such a unique kind of story.” -Katie for Katie Rose Reads
“The characters delight, the world grabs hold of you instantly, and the words flow perfectly.” – Jessica from Wastepaper Prose
“For Darkness Shows The Stars is a story that seeps into your bones, that puts questions in your brain, causing you to examine it on a deeper level.” – April from Good Books & Good Wine
“For Darkness Shows the Stars is a book that you do not want to miss!” – Christin from Portrait of a Book Review
“…Peterfreund hits us with an unbelievable moment of physical and mental excitement, and the novel just builds from there.” – Tiff from Mostly YA Lit
For Darkness Shows the Stars was a book I was super interested in back in the day. For some reason, never got to it. It sucks having to DNF, but sometimes we have to do it for the sake of our never-ending tbr.