Sky Without Stars
Three strangers, one shared destiny . . .
When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel ...more
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That being said, I liked the book in general even though I'm kind of tired of the whole rebellion book plots! This book also had a love triangle and insta-love which weirdly, didn't bother me much but I had a preference for the love-tri ...more
What I liked:
- The sci-fi setting with all the French words and elements added to it;
- Chatine who is quite a morally gray character and definitely the most interesting one in this novel;
- The plot was pretty solid for the most part;
- The writing was beautiful.
What I didn't like:
- Alouette and Marcellus both had the personality equivalent to cardboard and I was ofte ...more
Story/Plot: The premise of the story and plot were A . I mean, a retelling of Les Miserables?! I LOVE that play (I know it's based off of the book, I've just never read it.)! Plus it's a retelling in space! That's right up my alley! And that's about all I liked of the book.
Writing: I did like the writing. It wasn't anything fancy or my favorite writing ever, but it was good. It was easy to follow along and I never got lost in the story.
Characters: Her ...more
Sky Without Stars is a reimagining of Victor Hugo’s famous novel Les Misérables. Authors Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell creatively construct this novel to reimagine Hugo’s story in a different format. Sky Without Stars is set in a seemingly futuristic fantastical world. The story revolves around the setting of the planet Laterre. Laterre depicts promised hope and fu ...more
What is this beautifully mashed up masterpiece? A Les Miserable re-imaging, with a Lunar Chronicles influence? Yes please, I need to read this like I need air to breathe.
Review - 2019-01-14
Is this long? Yes. Is this worth it? Hells yes. I loved every page, every word, every single part of this book. Sure, I'm biased. Les Mis is one of my favourite musicals, favourite stories. And sure, this is a book, no music included. But it doesn't matter. The story ...more
Before I get into the review I just want to state that the premise sounded really intriguing but since this was a reimagining of Les Mis I was a little nervous to go into it as I haven't read or watch Les Mis and wasn't sure if that would be a crucial thing to do in order to understand the story. After finishing Sky Without Stars, I don't think it hindered my ability to connect with the story or the c ...more
Sky without Stars started off very strong for me. I really liked the two main characters Chatine and Marcellus, and I thought the plot was fast paced and interesting.
Throughout the middle of the book I did find times when it felt a little long and dragged out. And I found myself not as interested. I really enjoyed the end, I liked the plot twists (some I saw coming, others I didn’t), and I ...more
I will post a review closer to release date.
After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager ...more