Waiting on Wednesday: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 by Simon Pulse
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Hardcover, 624 pages
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.
I'm so excited for Sky Without Stars because I'm a huge fan of space opera and retellings—so I'm getting the best of both genres here. It's a unique twist with a sci-fi retelling of Les Misérables in the tradition of The Lunar Chronicles! I haven't read any YA versions of Les Misérables, let alone a space opera, so I'm really thrilled to check this one out.
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