A thief. An officer. A guardian. All from different backgrounds, but sharing one same destiny
Partial synopsis provided by Goodreads.
Between Burning Worlds
Series: Systems Divine #2
Author: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
Publication Date: March 24, 2020
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 688
Format: Physical ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Retelling, Fantasy
Cover Artist: Billelis; Map Illustration: Francesca Baerald
My Rating: ★★★★★
Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in the out-of-this-world sequel to Sky Without Stars that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of theCaraval series).
All from different backgrounds, but sharing one same destiny…
The planet Laterre is in turmoil. A new militant revolutionary group has emerged calling themselves “The Red Scar” and claiming responsibility for a spate of recent bombings. The infamous rebels known as the Vangarde believe that in order to bring about a peaceful revolution, their charismatic leader, Citizen Rousseau must be freed from prison right away. Otherwise the bloodshed will only escalate.
Soon Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette all find themselves pulled into battle with extreme consequences.
Marcellus is determined to uncover his corrupt grandfather’s plan to seize Laterre—even if that means joining the Vangarde.
Aloutte, trying to unearth the truth about her past, becomes a captive of Marcellus’s grandfather, the general.
Chatine, who is serving time on Bastille, hopes to escape the brutal and horrifying reality of the prison moon.
But the failed attempt to break Citizen Rousseau out of prison launches Aloutte,Chatine, and Marecellus into the middle of a dangerous war for control of Laterre. And in the midst of it all is the legend of a secret and dangerous weapon that could mean complete and absolute power to any that wields it.
Book 1: Sky Without Stars: ★★★★★
I’m excited to be a part of the BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS blog tour with The Fantastic Flying Book Club from March 24th – March 30th, 2020!
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, SimonTeen and The FFBC, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In no way does this affect my rating or review.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again, authors Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell have immense talents to create such a riveting retelling of the memorable Les Misérables. With its setting in space, it gives the household novel a fresh and unique perspective, with a host of different elements seen in the original. Exquisite writing, memorable characters, and an incredible plot makes Between Burning Worlds absolutely unforgettable.
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Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape. After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author. Since then, Jessica has sold over twelve novels for teens, tweens, and adults including 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, The Karma Club, My Life Undecided, and the three books in the Unremembered trilogy, the first of which is currently in development as a major motion picture by the producers of The Vampire Academy, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Slumdog Millionaire. In 2016, she will release two new contemporary novels, A Week of Mondays (August) and Boys of Summer (April), and in 2017, her debut middle grade novel entitled, Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, will hit bookstore shelves. Jessica also writes books for the Descendants: “School of Secrets” series, based on the hit Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants! Jessica’s books are published and translated in over twenty foreign countries. She currently splits her time between California and Colorado.
Joanne Rendell is the author of four novels and holds a PhD in English Literature. She teaches fiction writing to teens and kids, as well as online writing classes at Udemy.com and Lynda.com. Joanne is a board member for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. With her husband and son, she divides her time between New York City and New Paltz, New York