The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?

Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.

Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. Deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, humanity’s emotional transgressions are now grounds for execution. All art, books and creative expression are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes missing, Ellie is terrified that the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her.

Born in a lab, M0Rr1S (Morris) was raised to be emotionless. When he finds Ellie’s illegal library, he’s duty-bound to deliver her for execution. The trouble is, he finds himself drawn to human music and in desperate need of more. They’re both breaking the rules for love of art—and Ellie inspires the same feelings in him that music does.

Ellie’s—and humanity’s—fate rests in the hands of an alien she should fear. M0Rr1S has a lot of secrets, but also a potential solution—thousands of miles away. The two embark on a wild and dangerous road trip with a bag of books and their favorite albums, all the while making a story and a song of their own that just might save them both.

Title:The Sound of Stars
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    The Sound of Stars Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Another Booktube video - this time all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 (so far) . Now that you know this fabulous book made the list, check out the video to see the rest!3.75 stars "If we get separa...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Three it started sooo good but that ending!!! It ruined all my expectations stars!!! There are so many good intriguing, entertaining things about this book keep my attention like popular culture refer...

  • Alechia

    I mean... I feel like I have to give myself the best rating possible, since I was a *tough* judge of my own work while writing it, you know?...

  • ? TABI ?

    hi this sounds like all the tropes I love smashed into one story and I need it now and also I NEED THIS COVER AS A POSTER ASAP cause I just wanna pin it up on my ceiling and lay on my bed ogling it fo...

  • Nenia ? Aspiring Evil Overlord ? Campbell

    no idea if this will be good or not but I want to rub my tongue on that cover...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange of an honest reviewCW: colonization, violence, execution, oppression, brainwashing and mind control, anxiety, panic attacks.Ive been pushing ...

  • Laura Weymouth

    So, I was lucky enough to read this book at an early stage and can safely say I expect many people to just adore it. Dow's debut is a fun, heartfelt scifi romp reminiscent of Hitchhiker's Guide to the...

  • Fanna

    February 19, 2020:Consider reading this review over on my blog!➝ Sum it up in points!✔ humanity meets hope through resistance✔ alien invasion and class-ism✔ rebellious lover of books + fearle...

  • Iris

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinions.This book is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.I'm st...

  • Athena (OneReadingNurse)

    Thank you to Harlequin Teen via NetGalley for the eARC , all opinions are my own.I read some other reviews though and feel very alone in my way of thinking about the book, so I am concluding that my o...