Join the Sky Without Stars Part 1 Read-Along!

To Our Future Laterrians,

Joanne and I would like to invite you to participate in our official Part 1 Read-Along of SKY WITHOUT STARS! Join us as we take you inside the System Divine and introduce you to the world of Laterre and our leading players: Chatine, Marcellus, and Alouette!

It’s completely FREE to participate and when you when you join in on the fun you’ll automatically be entered to win a bunch of amazing book-themed prizes! (Oui! This is open to our International friends!!!) You won’t be able to get these goodies anywhere else, so you’re not going to want to miss out!

Welcome! Happy Reading! And of course….Vive Laterre!

 Joanne Rendell

Jessica and Joanne

HOW TO JOIN THE READ-ALONG:

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD PART 1 EXCERPT OF SKY WITHOUT STARS

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STEP 2: START READING!

It’s time to start reading Part 1! Read in the morning, read at night, read with your friends, read whenever and wherever you want The SKY WITHOUT STARS Pod members are also reading along and can be your reading buddies!

STEP 3: FOLLOW THE AUTHORS & POD MEMBERS

Make sure you have followed the authors on Instagram and all of the Sky Without Stars pod members to be eligible to win prizes! Here’s a quick list of accounts to follow:

NAME INSTAGRAM URL
Jessica (Co-Author) @jessicabrody
Joanne (Co-Author) @joannerendellauthor
Caitlin (Co-Host) @royalsocialmedia
Becca @beccasbookishlife
Michelle L. @berrybookpages
Brittany @bookswrotemystory
Christy @diamondxgirl
Dayle @theliteraryllama
Mari @thatismari
Stephanie @the.bookish.photog
Michelle B. @bookchelle

STEP 4: JOIN THE CONVERSATION & WIN PRIZES!

The conversation will take place in the comments section of the official SKY WITHOUT STARS Read-Along posts on my Instagram feed. (Look for the photos with the “Sky Excerpt Read-Along” Banner and the hashtag #SkyExcerptReadAlong.)

We’ll be reading and discussing the excerpt over the course of the next two weeks. The first week we will focus on Chapters 1-4 and during the second we’ll move on to Chapters 5-8!

Everyone who participates in the read-along will automatically be entered for a chance to win some amazing prizes! But the more you participate, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Here are some suggestions for how you can participate…

OFFICIAL READ-ALONG SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 8th: The discussion begins! We’ll kick off the read-along on my Instagram feed by discussing Chapters 1-4. Look for photos with the gold “#SkyExcerptReadAlong” banner. A new discussion question will be posted daily!

Thursday, March 14th: Drop by for an official LIVE wrap-up of Chapters 1-4 in my Instagram story. Plus, I’ll announce a few random giveaway winners & reveal the cool prizes you can win—so be sure to watch!!!

Friday, March 15th: The discussion continues! We’ll read the second half of the Part 1 Excerpt and discuss Chapters 5-8 on my Instagram feed. Look for photos with the gold “#SkyExcerptReadAlong” banner. A new discussion question will be posted daily!

Sunday, March 24th @ 6 pm PT/9 pm ET: Tune in for a LIVE Wrap-Up of Chapters 5-8 in my Instagram story.

Monday, March 25: Check back, as we’ll be revealing a full list of giveaway winners on Instagram!

HAVEN’T HEARD OF SKY WITHOUT STARS?

No Problem! Here’s some info to get you started:

In the tradition of The Lunar Chronicles, this sweeping reimagining of Les Misérables tells the story of three teens from very different backgrounds who are thrown together amidst the looming threat of revolution on the French planet-colony of Laterre.

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 group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.

Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…

Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.

Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette.

Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.

All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.

Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables.

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READ-ALONG DISCUSSION POSTS:

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✨PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #1: “Honest work for an honest chance?” . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 1-4! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! . TODAY’S QUESTION: Chatine and her family live a tough life in the Frets, the slums of Laterre. Chatine steals to get by while her sister, Azelle, works long hours in a government-run factory. Who would you be in this world? A Chatine? An Azelle? Or another? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #2: “Find the Hidden Easter Eggs!" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 1-4! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! . TODAY'S QUESTION: If you’re familiar with Les Mis (the musical, movie, or book!), what parallels have you noticed in only the first few chapters? Joanne and I have planted lots of Easter eggs for our fellow Les Mis fans! Have you found any yet? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #3: “Let Them Eat Cake!" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 1-4! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! . TODAY'S QUESTION: The Patriarche and Matrone (and the rest of the First and Second Estate) live a life a luxury and extravagance. How do you think they justify this when others live in such poverty? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #5: “The Skins" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 1-4! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! . TODAY'S QUESTION: The Third Estate have Skins implanted in their arms which allows them to survive in the world of Laterre. How would you feel if you had a device like this that you could never take off? What benefits and dangers do you foresee for this kind of tech? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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✨PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #6: “Where the Sols Shine 408 days a year!" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 1-4! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate!📚 . TODAY'S QUESTION: The First and Second estate live in a climate-controlled dome where artificial Sols shine all year long, while the Third Estate endure the constant rain of a cloud-covered planet. Would you rather live in a fake paradise or in the real world where you never see sunlight? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #7: “They Were the Lucky Ones…At First" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 5-8! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! It's not too late to join and be entered to win prizes! . TODAY'S QUESTION: People came to Laterre 500 years ago. They escaped the First World, which was dying from fires and pollution. Do you think these people and their descendants were lucky to have escaped? Do you think we’ll ever find planets like those in the System Divine that we could escape to, if anything ever happened to earth? Would you want to go? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #8: “Usonia or Bust!" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 5-8! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! It's not too late to join and be entered to win prizes! . TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you rooting for Chatine’s dream of getting off the planet to come true? Is there any reason why you think it shouldn’t? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – DISCUSSION #11: “I Don't Do Deals" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 5-8! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! It's not too late to join and be entered to win prizes! . TODAY'S QUESTION: In their interaction in the morgue, what do you think Marcellus made of Chatine (dressed as Theo, a boy) and what do you think Chatine really thought of Marcellus? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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PART 1 READ-ALONG – FINAL DISCUSSION!!! “Everything Went Black" . This week during the #SkyExcerptReadAlong we’re reading & discussing Chapters 5-8! Be sure to check out the link in my profile to get the FREE excerpt and find out how to participate! It's not too late to join and be entered to win prizes! . TODAY'S QUESTION: Part 1 ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger. What do you think is going to happen next? To Marcellus? And to the planet? . Post your thoughts in the comments! . . . #SkyExcerptReadAlong #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #SystemDivine #SimonTeen #Bookstagram #YA #YASciFi #SciFi #YALit #YAReads #IReadYA #TeenReads #Readalong #AmReading

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