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The Girl and the Stars
Mark Lawrence
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The Girl and the Stars

(Book of the Ice #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  29 reviews
In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.

On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is
Hardcover, 600 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2020 by HarperVoyager
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Mark Lawrence
Aug 08, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
STOP PRESS: The US cover has been released!

The ARCs have landed chez Lawrence!

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Chaima ✨ شيماء
I see it.

I like it.

I want it.

I internally scream because it hasn't been released yet.

(Also, this is Mark Lawrence so you know you're in for a RIDE!)
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
OMG this is obviously being added to my never-ending TBR!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

What the hell! I want a print arc of this damn book!!!

Eon ♒Windrunner♒
May 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Oh hell yes!

The Girl and the Stars


Many babies have killed, but it is very rare that the victim is not their mother.

When the father handed his infant to the priestess to speak its fortune the child stopped screaming and in its place she began to howl, filling the silence left behind.

Omens are difficult and open to interpretation but if the oracle that touches your new-born dies moments later, frothing at the mouth, it is hard even with a mother’s love to think it a good sign.

In such cases
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abeth, a frozen ice planet. Many years ago, a home to Nona and the sisters of the Sweet Mercy convent. Now home to nothing but wandering ice tribes, struggling to survive in the harshest conditions imaginable.

To survive is to sacrifice. Outliers must be culled. Whether you are weak and lag behind, or if you’re too big or strong and eat more than the average share, then you can no longer exist within the tribe. You are thrown away, torn from your home and family forever. Yaz, our teenage
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If Mark Lawrence was a new author The Girl and the Stars would be the SFF debut of the year.

I blogged about the book here (no spoilers):

May 08, 2019 is currently reading it
Sign me up right now. Serious want.
sofia (sam willows)
if i dont read this soon i might actually, physically Die ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unread-shelf
I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book. Mark Lawrence’s ‘The Broken Empire’ trilogy, really stuck with me for being dark and not afraid to pack a punch. I was expecting big things from this book, and it did not disappoint, not even one little bit.

Never before has a book made me feel quite so claustrophobic, life under the ice had me shuddering, and I had to take a break after the first 50 pages, just to catch my breath. That is the beauty of Lawrence’s writing. I could picture every
Nov 28, 2019 marked it as unreleased  ·  review of another edition
[11/28] The cover looks STUNNING.
Niki Groves
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Unexpected storyline, had me exclaiming out loud, really liked the characters, just enough description to get the idea - I didn't want it to end.
Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
Kerry A
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hmm, there better be a sequel soon because I'm totally invested in this story. It's harsh, it's gripping, no-one can be trusted and nothing is as it seems at first glance. This brilliant new book has an awesome main female lead in Yaz. I'm giving this one full marks for the world he has created under the ice. I'm lucky to have had an advance copy. This is intense!
Jun 07, 2019 marked it as to-be-released
Megan ❀
May 08, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Shelves: fantasy
*screams all the way until April 30th, 2020*
May 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
holy shiiiit,,,,,will we also get to see nona and the others in this series????!!!
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fantastic and visceral world building with fascinating characters and so many plot twists and turns you won’t be able to put it down! Fans of the Red Sister series will love this book.
Stephanie L (catteabooks)
Oct 06, 2019 marked it as on-the-radar
I have yet to read a Mark Lawrence book (shame on me), but here I am, adding yet another of his novels to my TBR because I just can't not.
Sam From the Square Groot
An enjoyable read.

I had the wonderful opportunity to read this before release and have to point out that this was not the fully finished book. And thus can not quote the book because of this fact.

As I said at the beginning, it was an enjoyable read. The characters are for the most part rounded out, there are some secondary characters that I enjoyed more than the main character, a bit more going on with them in terms of personality and arcs. But they have their set places and roles, which is
Jun 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
One word: yes
Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2019 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
this is not a want, it's a need
riverprincess ✨
Jun 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
this book: only when it’s darkest you can see the stars.
pollution: am i a joke to you?
Dec 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: preordered
The cover is so beautiful I'm OBSESSED
Jun 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: adult, wishlist-2019
I cannot put into words how excited I am about this.
Isaiah joesph
Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
skies shines like I do remember.
Aug 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Hold on one second. Abeth? The same world as The Book of The Ancestor Trilogy?
Do we get more Nona?
And Ara?
William Berndt
rated it really liked it
Sep 16, 2019
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Book of the Ice (3 books)
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