“In the tradition of Star Wars and The Hunger Games, the trio’s heroic efforts are supported and challenged by a motley crew of new friends and foes…the expanded cast of complex, predominantly female characters successfully carries elements of both buddy comedy and sociological critique. A compelling, surprising, and entertaining saga that’s literally out of this world.” – Kirkus


Reviews for Sky Without Stars (System Divine Book 1):

“I could fill an entire book detailing all the things I love about Sky Without Stars, from the epic tech to the immersive world-building, the jaw-dropping twists to the characters that universally stole my heart. 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. Epic in scope and storytelling, 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–this page-turning story rockets the classic through the stars and into your heart.”
— 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, filled with drama, intrigue and romance. Loved!”
—  Danielle Paige, New York Times Bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and the Stealing Snow series

“With intricate world-building and a plot that never slows, Sky Without Stars turns fantasy conventions upside down, all through the wrenching, intoxicating entanglements of characters you instantly care about. I’ll be first in line for the sequel!”
— Brendan Reichs, New York Times bestselling author of Nemesis

“Evocative, nuanced storytelling driven by compelling characters makes Sky Without Stars a unique gem that will both enthrall your imagination and wrench your heartstrings. 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”
— Kirkus

“Brody and Rendell’s retelling delivers extravagant settings, lush world-building, thrilling intrigue, and characters that will stay with readers long after the last page…will keep readers invested and hungering for the next installment.”
— Booklist

“Readers who enjoy similar titles such as Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, the Empress of a Thousand Skies duology by Rhoda Belleza, and works of Kristen Simmons will find this first installment an exciting reimagining of Les Misérables.”
— School Library Journal

“Hailed as Les Mis in space, this deliciously rich, well-crafted sci-fi/tech epic will be the next big YA series on par with Marissa Meyer, Cassandra Clare, and Sarah J. Maas. Fans of the Illuminae series will love this.”
— Kristen Gilligan, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver, CO)

“Part retelling, part mystery, part dystopian, part sci-fi, Sky Without Stars is an ambitious mix of genres that successfully combines into a single adventure. It takes a tough, gritty, and thought-provoking look at loyalty and identity in a time of revolution.”
— Madeline Dorman, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)

“The backdrop is utterly futuristic, humanity is as base as it has always been, and as so often happens, we root for the rebels. You may think you know the story of Les Mis but not here, not on this planet, not on Laterre.”
— Julie Poling, Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul, MN)

Sky Without Stars is a meaty, delicious novel, and I can’t wait for the next book in the System Divine series.”
— Emily Hall, Main Street Books (St. Charles, MO)