3 Reasons To Read… Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

3 Reasons to Read...Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week one of our selections is Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
3 Reasons To Read… Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne RendellSky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Series: System Divine #1
Published by Simon Pulse on 3/26/2019
Pages: 624
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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.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Sky Without Stars
by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell


  • A YA Sci-fi Les Misérables retelling? This is everything we never knew we wanted.
  • We aren’t always the biggest fans of multiple point-of-views, but this one was done right. Chatine, Marcellus and Alouette all have such distinct voices and we loved being inside their heads.
  • Add this one to your TBR list if you’re looking for a sci-fi retelling of a classic. One that will take you on a journey from beginning to end. These two authors were a perfect combination and we can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. We have questions after that ending, so very many questions!


About Jessica Brody

jessica brody author

Jessica Brody is the author of several popular books for teens, including the Unremembered trilogy, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and The Karma Club, as well as two adult novels. She splits her time between California and Colorado.


About Joanne Rendell

Joanne Rendell

Joanne Rendell was born and raised in the UK. After completing a PhD in English Literature (at the University of Sheffield), she moved to New York to be with her husband, a professor at NYU. Her debut novel "The Professors' Wives' Club" will be released this September ('08) by New American Library/Penguin. Her second novel comes out in 2009.

Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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