Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in the out-of-this-world sequel to Sky Without Stars that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series).
BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS
System Divine #2
Authors: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: March 24, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Age Range: 12 and up
Available Formats: Hardcover
Wanted by the Regime. Destined to save the planet.
Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks.
And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray…
Marcellus is now a traitor to his planet, willing to do anything to stop his grandfather from seizing control of Laterre, even if it means joining the Vangarde, a rebel group back from the dead.
Chatine is a prisoner on Bastille. Desperate to survive the harsh conditions of the moon, she becomes embroiled in the Vangarde’s dangerous attempt to free their infamous leader.
Alouette is a fugitive who has been lied to her entire life. Searching for the truth about her mysterious past, she soon finds herself hunted by the Regime for reasons she’s only beginning to understand.
But when Laterre is threatened by the emergence of a deadly new weapon, these three renegades must risk everything, traveling to the far reaches of the System Divine and into the white hot center of a planet ready to ignite.
*Cover design by Billelis.com
PRAISE FOR SKY WITHOUT STARS (System Divine Book 1)
“Epic tech…immersive world-building…jaw-dropping twists. This brilliant reinterpretation of a beloved classic is not to be missed!”
— Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles
“An exquisitely executed reimagining. Sky Without Stars is an explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution.”
— Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“Les Misérables like you’ve never seen it before.”
— Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Star Wars: Rebel Rising
“Brody and Rendell masterfully craft a new take on an old favorite that’s out of this world… Loved!”
— Danielle Paige, New York Times Bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and the Stealing Snow series
“A plot that never slows. I’ll be first in line for the sequel!”
— Brendan Reichs, New York Times bestselling author of Nemesis
“I inhaled this Les Mis-in-space story and am desperate for more!”
— Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish
“Fast-paced, immersive, and imaginative.”
“Extravagant settings, lush world-building, thrilling intrigue…”
“An exciting reimagining of Les Misérables.”
— School Library Journal
*Map designs by Francesca Baerald
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jessica Brody is the author of more than 17 novels for teens, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Better You Than Me, the three books in the sci-fi Unremembered trilogy, and the forthcoming Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, co-written with Joanne Rendell), coming March 26, 2019. She’s also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants and the LEGO Disney Princess chapter books. Jessica’s first non-fiction book, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (a plotting guide for novelists) released in October 2018. Jessica’s books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures. She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, OR. Visit Jessica online at JessicaBrody.com.
Joanne Rendell is the author of three novels for adults—The Professors’ Wives’ Club, Crossing Washington Square, and Out of the Shadows—published by New American Library/Penguin. She holds a PhD in English Literature and has taught (and is extremely passionate about) literary classics, such as Hugo’s Les Misérables. Joanne writes essays and interviews for the Huffington Post and other publications. She’s a board member, assistant producer, and dramaturge for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. Joanne also teaches fiction writing to teens and kids in New York City, where she lives with her husband—a professor at NYU—and their thirteen-year-old son. Visit Joanne at JoanneRendell.com.