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
Edition Language:English
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    The Sound of Stars Reviews

  • 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? ...

  • Miranda Reads

    So excited about this Booktube video - all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 (so far). "If we get separated and you have to choose between life and joining us, choose life, okay? Live. Live for us. B...

  • 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...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

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

  • ? 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...

  • Fanna

    February 19, 2020:➝ Sum it up in points!✔ humanity meets hope through resistance✔ alien invasion and class-ism✔ rebellious lover of books + fearless lover of music✔ human-alien romance✔ gr...

  • 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.I’ve been pushi...

  • 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...

  • Claudie Arseneault

    This is a frankly stellar book. I was a little wary picking it up because it was so obviously set up to center a romance, and these tend to be hit and miss for me, but wow their relationship is all I ...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    I had tears streaming down my face after finishing this. What a beautiful, beautiful book. So immense, so full of life and love and all the goodness in the world. This was not at all what I expected, ...