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Sky Without Stars
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
In the tradition of The Lunar Chronicles, this sweeping reimagining of Les Misrables tells the story of three teens from very different backgrounds who are thrown together amidst 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 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 Misrables.
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BookBelle84
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I'm falling behind in #12booksof2021 so this is #may #June #July and #August. I read so many amazing books over the summer it was hard to narrow it down. #2021 #bestof2021

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DarkMina
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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128 of 2021. A retelling of Les Mis set in space. I‘m not real familiar with Les Mis but I could recognize many elements from the story. I enjoyed this so I definitely will read the second book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookBelle84
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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This is easily my favourite read this year. Les Mis in space, I have no idea why it took me so long to read this. I wanted to read it slowly to live in the beautiful world they created but I devoured this book. I loved the three main characters and the chapters POV flowed flawlessly. Will definitely be picking up the rest of this trilogy. #mustread #highlyrecommend #bestof2021

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DarkMina
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I am posting a book every day from my TBR collection. 📚

Day 83

#bookstoread #tbrpile #tbrmountain

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FantasyChick
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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First book of the month was part of last month's #TBRDeckofCards pull.

I love this story. Les Miserables is one of my favourites and even though this is high sci fi, I still fell deeply into this world and the characters in it.

5❤: Over 500 pages

#bookspinbingo #seriesread2021 @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @Clwojick

Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Love the cover! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
TheSpineView Awesome! 1y
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Copwithabook
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Now I‘m trying it on audio too. Im pretty far into it and I‘m not sure if it is grabbing my attention. I‘m shockingly considering DNFing. Anyone read this one that could encourage me to keep going?

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JillsBookshelf
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I‘m sorry I haven‘t posted in a while. This book took me forever to get through, but it was well worth it. I hadn‘t realized that I needed a Les Mis retelling in my life until I heard about this book. The elevator pitch is actually, “les mis in space,”! 🤯 Seriously, this book is really good and the first in a series, so there is more adventure to come.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #lesmis #space #scifi

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FantasyChick
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Achievement unlocked!

Took to the treadmills today, had a litten listen and made it to Tookland. It's a small sort of accomplishment but I'm feeling good.

#WalkToMordor #20in4 #jumpstart2021 #TBRDeckofCards @Clwojick @Lizpixie @Andrew65

Clwojick 😱😱😱😱😱 what is this? Is it an app! I love it! 1y
FantasyChick @Clwojick Yes!!! My friend and I found it and it's the only way I could speak to her geeky little heart to get us walking 😂 We are starting off really slow because the windchill from the ocean right now is BRUTAL but we have high hopes that once spring hits, we can really crush this challenge! 1y
Andrew65 This looks great 😍 1y
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Copwithabook
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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This is what my self care looks like today. The cookie is a snack from our Universal Yum box. This month was from the Netherlands.

rabbitprincess Mmmmm stroopwafels! 1y
janeycanuck Oh man, stroopwafel is so good! We put ours on top of our mugs so they soften up a bit 😍 1y
Copwithabook @janeycanuck the snack box comes with descriptions of the foods and customs from that country so lucky putting on top of a mug was recommended to me and I‘m glad I didn‘t miss the experience! 1y
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FantasyChick
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Here it is!

I picked 4 cards for the month and grabbed these off my shelves. Since the K❤ is a #DealersChoice for Fantasy, I'm leaving that open for now and seeing where the wind takes me.

Since I have free spots on #BookspinBingo and tagged is part of a series, these can all be used for multiple challenges 😊

8♣️: Blind Date
3♦️: Trigger Warning
5❤: Over 500pg

#TBRDeckofCards #SeriesRead2021
@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView

Clwojick Awesome! ♥️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 1y
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transemr
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Neverending_booklist
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Sky without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell.

I set out to read this a while back, and for some reason fell into something else. However, it has been on my mind a while, so I am jumping back into this story.

#bookofthemonth #skywithoutstars #jessicabrody #jessicabrodyandjoannerendell #joannerendell

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Ke633
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Current read!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Rereading so book 2 can make a bit of sense!

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amsu311
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite...

#GoodReads2020Challenge

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sharread
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Action, adventure, romance, family ties. Loved it. 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sky Without Stars was an energetic read, full of action from space ships, planets, a hidden library and a secret language. The storyline was easy to follow with each chapter dedicated to one character. Loved the feel good ending and can't wait to read Between Burning Worlds.

#read #reading #bookreviews #review

vlwelser I loved this book. Les Miserables in space. How could that go badly? I haven't read the next one, though. 2y
sharread Yes it was a fun read. The next one should be good I'm curious about the love relationship. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Hey All,

I chose the number 582 which is how many pages are in the tagged book which I have just started.

That means the following people have won:

@TReads 7 away
@MommyofTwo 27 away
@BookwormAHN 71 away (I have your address 😁)

@sharv_sona was 55 away but said to not count hers, but I cant do that, so let me send your some sparkly bookmarks.

Please drop me a line at MissRyanAF@gmail.com with your real name and address.

I'll mail soon.

Sharv_Sona There is really no need to do that. 2y
LibrarianRyan @Sharv_Sona if your sure. 👍 2y
BookwormAHN Yea, thank you 😸 2y
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MommyOfTwo Thank you! 2y
Sharv_Sona Congratulations to the winners! 🎉 2y
Sharv_Sona It was really kind of you to offer the bookmarks @LibrarianRyan! 😊 2y
Gissy Congratulations to the winners!!! 🎉🎊👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations! 2y
TReads Oh my goodness, this is amazing!!!! 🎉🙏🎉 I so rarely win things that I wasn't even going to enter!!! 😂 Thank you so much @LibrarianRyan!!! Email to follow. ☺️🎉☺️ And congratulations to my fellow winners!!! (edited) 2y
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Brennan O'Keefe
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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A great adaptation of Les Miserables, Sky Without Stars had vivid descriptions and storytelling, complex, interesting characters that I could connect to, and a creative premise and world that enhanced the story. And to top it all off, the story was in space! A fairly long read but definitely worth it, I can't wait to read the others in the series.

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TheBookHippie
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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mangokittty
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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It's storming outside right now so it is the perfect time to cuddle up in my warm jammies and dig into this book. ⛈📖☕

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Merethebookgal
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I really enjoyed this retelling! I‘m not super familiar with Les Mis (aside from the musical) but I could see the retelling elements being weaves through the story without it feeling like an exact copy. The sci-fi elements were great and I can‘t wait to read the next installment when it comes out!

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hes7
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Les Miserables + The Lunar Chronicles totally works for this book. Following three teen characters through this dystopian story doesn‘t feel as long as it looks, and now I can‘t wait for the next book. #botm

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AlizaApp
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Les Mis in space! The first in a YA series that I will definitely keep reading.

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jmtrivera
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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It's a dystopian world based just enough on history & the original story to feel familiar & true. Yet it wasn't boring if you are familiar w/the original. It was interesting learning how this society functioned, & at times stressful to watch it crumble. It did drag a few times, & some world-building details & story points could have been better explained. Overall though, I found that it went by very quickly & for the most part was fun to read.

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jmtrivera
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Okay, here's my official check-in: 155/120 minutes of exercise, and 2.5/8 books read for week 2 of #BFCr2! Also including a pic of my latest favorite healthy recipe: gazpacho with avocado and shrimp.
@wanderinglynn
@Crazyspine, @laurar311, @WriterAtHeart,
@mc916, @Honeybeegirl, @BookishBelle, @BookBridget, @Econaghan
#BookFitnessChallenge

crazyspine Looks Yum. Way to exceed goals 3y
wanderinglynn w00t! Fantastic week! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing your fave recipe. 👍🏻 3y
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Jess_Franzino
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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WOW. Took me a bit over a week to read (slow reading week & it‘s a bit of a chunkster), but will def be one of my top picks of 2019. Really captures the essence of Hugo & the themes of “Les Miserables”, while creating a very in-depth yet easily digestible dystopian world. I simply cannot wait for the next of the series to come out. A must read for fans of “Les Miz” & “The Lunar Chronicles” ♥️

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Merethebookgal
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Here‘s what I‘m planning to read in July! I‘d like to fit in some more contemporary reads, but we‘ll see how the month goes! #TBR

Cortg Looks like a great line-up!
3y
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jmtrivera
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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My Eclectic Readathon was not super productive, but I did finish Julius Caesar (which is a reread I'm doing for a work project), and I'm about 100 pages from the end of the tagged book. This week I also got in about 2.5 hours of working out for #BFCr2, so not bad!
@wanderinglynn @Crazyspine, @laurar311, @WriterAtHeart,
@mc916, @Honeybeegirl, @BookishBelle, @BookBridget, @Econaghan
#BookFitnessChallenge

Clwojick Yeah! Way to go! 3y
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌 3y
jmtrivera @Clwojick @wanderinglynn Thanks! 😁😁😁 3y
crazyspine Impressive start 3y
jmtrivera @crazyspine Thanks, Captain! 3y
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jmtrivera
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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The #EclecticReadathon is officially underway, and I have a lot to do! Make sure to check out @EclecticReaders over the next 24 hours to talk all things Readathon, and find out how to win prizes!
And may the odds be ever in your favor. 😉

Lova I loved Inkspell! That whole series was just great. 3y
jmtrivera @Lova I liked the first book and never got around to reading the rest, so I'm excited about that one! 3y
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Jess_Franzino
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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My TBR for #24B4Monday. HIGHLY doubt I‘ll finish all of them, but still a good list to have. I‘m a bit over 50% through “Sky Without Stars” and have also started “A Thousand Ships”.

jb72 Thanks for joining us! That‘s an impressive list! They look interesting. 3y
Jess_Franzino @jb72 Thanks! I‘m super excited for this list! “The Memory Thief” is actually my first ever NetGalley ARC, so curious about that. 3y
jb72 @Jess_Franzino Very cool 😎 I‘ve never done NetGalley. 3y
Andrew65 Best of luck with the Readathon. Some great choices of books. 😊 3y
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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This Les Miserables retelling was a must read for me.
Overall 4.5 Stars based on the half star system.

Plot 4.5/5 yes I know what I said above but I didn't love the plot. Some of the plot was confusing to me. Perhaps because I missed something but I will continue the series. I enjoyed the plot mostly.
Characters 5/5 these characters were one if the saving graces of this novel for me.
Writing 5/5
The writing was not a let down for me.

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Jess_Franzino
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One of the many brilliant references to Les Miserables in this book. This one more subtle, which makes me love it even more. “Even the Darkest Night will end and the sun will rise.”
There is so much brilliance and beauty in this retelling. It truly gets to the heart of Victor Hugo‘s work, & is even a bit pastiche, despite being a cyberpunk setting. Loving everything about this book so far.

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jmtrivera
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Nurse: You've been here awhile. Can I ask what you're waiting for?
Me: Just some bloodwork. (Thinks: I brought a book, no worries!)
Nurse: Does she know you're here? I'll check.
Me: Okay. (But you really don't have to; I'm not done with my chapter yet!)
Nurse, returning: She'll be right with you in a moment.
Me: Thanks. (MUST READ FASTER!)

jmtrivera I did get about 20 pages in before she caught me, so there's that. 😂 3y
Jess_Franzino I‘m reading this book right now, too. It‘s truly unputdownable, yet I want to read it slower and savor it 😂 3y
jmtrivera @Jess_Franzino My goal was to get to page 200 today. I was at 186 by lunch. It's just so readable! 😄 3y
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Jess_Franzino
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“No, Mom! Don‘t read, PAY ATTENTION TO ME!” 😹 #catsoflitsy

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Jess_Franzino
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Perfect way to spend the first official night of Summer, (which also happens to be a Friday). ♥️♥️♥️

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Les mis in space. I loved this one. I am making one of my book clubs read it so I can talk about it.

Jess_Franzino I‘m reading this right now. Sooo many layers, as well as references that help make the message & themes of “Les Miserables” accessible to a new audience. So much to discuss & analyze in it! Would be PERFECT for a book club! 3y
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jmtrivera
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This book has not one, but TWO #bookmaps.
😍

RaimeyGallant Score! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Whoa, i liked this WAY more than I thought I would!

The Les Mis references kept making me squeal and it really had a ton of influenced from The Lunar Chronicles and The Hunger Games! Like imagine you read Winter but from the POV of all the people stuck on Luna. I loved the ending too! TONS of twists and turns in the last half too. I was concerned with the size, that it would drag but it really didn't. Super excited for the sequel.

Geeklet This sounds awesome. 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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SKIES, STARS AND SUNSHINEEEEEEEEE (because J-Hope is treasure)

TheWordJar 💜💜💜 3y
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StaceyKondla
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Bouncing back and forth between print and audio for this one. Also going slow to savour...

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decorating.reader
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I‘m #currentlyreading this one and it is AMAZING! What is everyone else reading?

#sciencefiction #youngadultbooks

tammysue Pachinko 😢 3y
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decorating.reader
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Trying to decide on my next read 🤨 I think I‘m leaning towards #SkyWithoutStars 🤩

Shley9225 Honestly those are all great picks! 3y
decorating.reader @Shley9225 I went with Sky Without Stars 3y
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell

I have been branching out my usual genres this year. This is a fantastic Scifi story. I am only 17% done but wow do I love it. It is loosely inspired by Les Miserables. If you have ever read or seen Les Miserables, you will notice them. I don't want to spoil this book, but it is a delight.

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WeeziesBooks
Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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I am SO blown away by how thoughtful this package is! Thank you so much @aeeklund for putting together a truly curated swap for me! 😍😍😍 #madhatterteapartyswap

BethM That cup is amazing! Is it a quote from something? 3y
WeeziesBooks Yes! It‘s from 3y
AmyG How lovely! 3y
aeeklund YAY!! I‘m SO glad you like everything!! 💜💜 3y
jillannjohn Love the cup! 3y
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Branwen
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My book of the month box came today! Hooray! I love love love that they have a YA section now, bevause it seems like all their young adult choices are awesome! Also, after seeing the posts made by @MellieAntoinette and how much she raved about the tagged book I am super stoked about that one in particular! 🤗💕📚 #botm #bookmail #bookhaul

kamoorephoto LOVED Sky Without Stars!!! 3y
Branwen @kamoorephoto I'm so excited to read it! I keep hearing amazing things about it! 😀 3y
KarouBlue That‘s so awesome! I hope you love all three and will love the Sky Without Stars rave!!! 3y
Branwen @MellieAntoinette Thank you! I'm sure I will! I'm sooooo excited about them! 🤗 3y
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