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.
SKY WITHOUT STARS
System Divine #1
Authors: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Age Range: 12 and up
Available Formats: Hardcover
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.
*Cover design by Billelis.com
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PRAISE FOR “SKY WITHOUT STARS”
“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.”
*Map designs by Francesca Baerald
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jessica Brody is the author of more than 15 books for teens, tweens, and adults including Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, A Week of Mondays, Boys of Summer, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and the three books in the sci-fi Unremembered trilogy. She’s also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and Unremembered and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father are currently in development as major motion pictures. She lives with her husband and four dogs and splits her time between California and Colorado. Visit her online at JessicaBrody.com. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram: @JessicaBrody.
Joanne Rendell is the author of three novels and holds a PhD in English literature. She teaches fiction writing to teens and kids and is a board member for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. With her husband and son, Joanne divides her time between New York City, and New Paltz, New York. Visit Joanne at JoanneRendell.com.