The First Star to Fall
by Diana Peterfreund
Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars #1.5
Published: June 29th 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Novella, Young Adult
Format: eBook (34 pages)
Discover how it all began…New Pacifica was designed to be a tropical paradise, a refuge for humanity filled with natural wonders and technological marvels. A place of perfect peace, where “war” was only a war out of ancient history–or so the privileged teenage aristocrat Persis Blake had always been taught.But then comes the revolution and the death of a queen, and suddenly it’s no longer enough for Persis to trust the words of her parents, the lessons of her teachers, and the decrees of the men in power.One terrible night, Persis witnesses the truth: there are those who will stop at nothing to destroy her world… but is there anyone who could save it?
The First Star to Fall is an example of an unnecessary prologue. Everything that happens here is implied in the story and the only reason I can think of to write a prologue is to add interesting or significant details. I didn’t feel like this did either. Nothing new here move along. Skippable although it is well written.
You definitely need to read Across a Star Swept Sea. I loved it. It’s a very clever retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel set in a dystopian future. Spend your time reading that, not this.
Have you ever read a bonus story that you didn’t like?