Sky Without Stars Review

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope.

Comic-Con 2018

NY Comic-Con



Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sky Without Stars Review

592 pages

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.

As the first book in a new series the concept is definitely intriguing. The book rotates between three points of view: Chatine, Marcellus, and Alouette. All three have grown up in different experiences and have unique perspectives of the planet Laterre. Chatine is a thief, scammer, and liar, she will do anything she has to to survive her criminal parents and the slums of Laterre. Marcellus is a son of the governing body of Laterre, loyal to a fault but also a coward in other aspects. Alouette is a naive and sheltered girl who doesn't know much about what it is like living amongst those who live above-ground on Laterre. The paths of these three characters take them on a collision course that bring shocking revelations and set long laid plans into motion. I do wish there was a little more world-building in the description of Laterre. The action is minimal but the mystery behind the main characters past is captivating. All in all this was a good read and I can't wait to see where the next book takes things. If you like sci-fi novels then this will be an appealing book for you.