Can’t Wait Wednesday – SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell.  This book caught my attention right away because it’s a reimagining of the Victor Hugo classic Les Miserables.  I’ve always loved that story so I’m curious to see what these authors do with it, especially since the blurb sounds a bit post-apocalyptic. The last surviving library?!


SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

Publication Date: March 26, 2019


From Goodreads

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.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

26 replies
  1. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I’ve been starting to see this one around and I am really looking forward to it as well! I don’t think I’ve ever really seen a Les Miserables reimagining, so that’s interesting to me. Wonderful pick!

  2. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    Well Suzanne the cover is simply gorgeous! And a retelling of Victor Hugo seems really inetersting! I hope when you’ll read it that you won’t be disappointed!

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