Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

On the futuristic planet of Laterre, humankind has gone backward in civilization. With three estates roaming around, most of the population falls into the Third Estate, or the working class. Chatine is one of them. She will do anything to get off of Laterre and keep herself alive, including hiding her true identity. As a boy named Theo, she is offered a reward by the general
of Laterre: spy on Marcellus, his grandson, and be granted transport off of the planet. What Chatine didn’t plan for was her feelings getting in the way.

           Marcellus, on the other hand, feels nothing for the boy he knows as Theo and instead is fascinated by Alouette, the mysterious girl who seems to appear randomly with no connection to anyone on Laterre. What he doesn’t know is that Alouette lives underground with her father and
the Sisters, who guard the last library on the planet. With new threats coming out and the future of their planet at risk, the three teenagers must find a way to fix the corrupt rule of the Regime.

           In this breath-taking retelling of Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables, Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell have created a story that will have you hanging on to its every word, hoping for the best.


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