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Sky Without Stars

(System Divine #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  30 reviews
A thief. An officer. A guardian.

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
Hardcover, 624 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Simon Pulse
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    Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Have I read the Lunar Chronicles? Yes.

    Have I read Les Miserables? No.

    Am I going to read 1,000 pages of drama? No.

    Am I gonna be a filthy casual and look up the summary of Les Mis on Google? Hell yes.
    Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
    So I watched the musical film version of Les Misérables when it came out but I don't even think I finished it and I certainly didn't remember anything about the storyline (except that there was a prisoner 24601) so reading this didn't feel like a retelling to me!

    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
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 12, 2017 marked it as releases-2019
    "Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles" what a niche audience?? but also yes
    Kelly Brigid
    Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I'm so thankful and excited that I'm nearly crying. The premise of this book is quite literally all my hopes and dreams.

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    Vicky Who Reads
    Jun 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
    ehhhm emem em. sorry WHAT?

    Les Mis meets The Lunar Chronicles WHAT IS THIS I'M SCREAMING EEEEP
    Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

    3,5 stars

    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
    ♠ TABI ♠
    Jul 13, 2017 marked it as to-read
    Les Mis AND Lunar Chronicles??????

    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Dec 04, 2018 marked it as not-released-tbr
    I'm sorry. 2019, did I say you could have all the best books?!
    Lauren Schuyler James (storied.adventures)
    Review also on my blog, Storied Adventures

    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
    Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
    I really liked this but it is loooong
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Release date and cover reveal? Woo! Also, I am digging the cover =D
    Hmm...I hope this doesn't have a love triangle
    Jun 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
    a new (?) planet literally called "the earth" hmmmmmmmmm

    still sounds amazing, though.
    Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *Thank you so much Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing this arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    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
    Jul 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
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    les miserables?? i am here
    the lunar chronicles?? i am tripping iver myself to get here fast enough.
    Oda Renate
    Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Beauuutiful cover :D
    Gimme, gimme!
    Jan 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
    this sounds incredible, but with 3 protagonists comes a love triangle...
    Wendy Ward
    Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Love, Love, Love! I am a Les Mis and Illuminae Series fanatic. The book was close enough but different. Read 100 pages, you’ll be hooked and looking for the next book in the series to publish! I recommend for older teens and adults. This is by far the best book I have gotten lost in in quite some time!
    Jul 31, 2018 marked it as to-read-or-not-to-read
    "...leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette."


    ALOUETTE? Sure; I'll bite.
    ashley  lloyd spanton
    Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Judging the Book by it's Cover - 2018-12-23
    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
    Kennedy (Cosmic YA Books)
    Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

    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
    Stephanie Roxane
    Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *I was sent this book by Simon and Schuster Canada and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

    4/5 stars

    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
    Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
    I received a netgalley of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was super intrigued by it being referred to as a sci-fi, Lunar Chronicles-esque reimagining of Les Mis. I wasn’t expecting how much I would enjoy it! It was fantastic! The world building was so well done that I felt that I was transported to Laterre with its smoggy clouds and dingy Frets. I completely loved all the characters and can’t wait for book two so I can see how their stories progress. The book does start out slow bu ...more
    Jess (faeriearchive)
    Okay, first off, this is a book you MUST have on your radar. Especially if you are a fan of Les Mis. This was unbelievably amazing and also i am so sad.

    I will post a review closer to release date.
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    Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape.

    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