Friday, July 20, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.  You can click on the button to find out more about it.


Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

 Oh what a fun question this week!  And how to choose??  Ok, here goes....

1.  For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

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.

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.

Any of you who read this blog with regularity will know my undying love for all things Jane Austen, so this is a book I've been dying to get my hands on since I heard the author talk about it at YALLFest last November.  Jane Austen re-telling?  Yes, please!

 2.  The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson

What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found.

The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy.

But global climate change is not something new in the Earth's history.

No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race--a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.

Now it is Owen's turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry . . . and that "less-than-ordinary" can evolve into "extraordinary."

Kevin Emerson's thrilling novel is Book One of the Atlanteans series--perilous adventures in a grimly plausible dystopian future, fueled by high-stakes action, budding romance, and a provocative question: What would you do if you had the power to save humanity from its own self-destruction?

Not sure where, but I recently read a really good review of this book that made me want to run out and buy it.  Plus, I haven't really read any books about Atlantis, unless you count some of the Marion Zimmer Bradley books that are prequels to The Mists of Avalon, so I'd like to try something new in my love of all things paranormal!  


  1. I really want For Darkness Shows The Stars too! Great picks!

    New GFC follower! :D

  2. The Lost Code sounds really good! Great choices :)

    - Alex
    My FF

  3. Great picks! Both books sound really awesome (: New follower!

    - Kim
    My FF

  4. ooh these books look really interesting! maybe I'll try them out too. New follower, would love a follow back! :) -josie

  5. Hi Tammy! Hopping through. I like your choices! I have them on my TBR list that I hope to dive into soon!

    New follower via GFC

  6. Hopping through. I really need to read For Darkness Shows the Stars. I have it but haven't read it yet.
    My Hop

  7. I love the two covers and I heard great things aboutt he first one. But I didn't know the second one.

    old follower

    here is mine

  8. Ooo, awesome picks! Brilliant covers for both of them. Beautiful blog header, by the way!

    New GFC follower! Would love a follow back at

    Have a lovely day! :) x

  9. For Darkness Shows the Stars looks really good!
    New follower of your blog!
    My Feature & Follow post

  10. Both of these sound very interesting!

    Here are my picks.

    Happy Sunday!

  11. Nice picks! Lost Code sounds interesting :)
    Thanks for stopping by mine and sorry for the delayed response!