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Sky Without Stars

(2019)
(The first book in the System Divine series)
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In the tradition of the Lunar Chronicles, this sweeping reimagining ofLes Miserablestells the story of three teens from very different backgrounds who are thrown together amid the looming threat of revolution on the French planet-colony of Laterre.

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 500 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 12 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 Miserables.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An exquisitely executed reimagining. Epic in scope and storytelling, Sky Without Stars is an explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution." - Stephanie Garber

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Les Miserables like you've never seen it before--this page-turning story rockets the classic through the stars and into your heart." - Beth Revis


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Used availability for Jessica Brody's Sky Without Stars

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sky Without Stars (System Divine)
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
ISBN: 1-5344-1063-5 / 978-1-5344-1063-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sky Without Stars (1) (System Divine)
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
ISBN: 1-5344-1064-3 / 978-1-5344-1064-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sky Without Stars: The System Divine Series, book 1
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
ISBN: 1-5082-8128-9 / 978-1-5082-8128-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars: System Divine, Book 1
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars: System Divine, Book 1
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars: System Divine, Book 1
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars: System Divine, Book 1
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars (System Divine Book 1)
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sky Without Stars (System Divine Book 1)
Author(s): Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon UK