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The Sound of Stars

(2020)
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Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves pop music work together to save humanity? A beautiful and thrilling debut novel for fans of Marie Lu and Veronica Roth.

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.

Today, seventeen-year-old Ellie Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. With humans deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, emotional expression can be grounds for execution. Music, art and books are illegal, but Ellie still keeps a secret library.

When young Ilori commander M0Rr1S finds Ellie’s 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.

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

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The Sound of Stars is a stunning exploration of the comforts that make us human and the horrors that challenge our humanity." - K Ancrum

"This book has everything! Aliens set on conquering earth! A determined heroine with a hidden stash of books! And the power of music and stories to give those with every reason to hate the power to love. Who could want anything more?" - Joelle Charbonneau

"Dow is an incredible new voice. The sensory details spill off the pages and transport me to new and unfamiliar places... The Sound of Stars was a true pleasure to read. I can't wait to see what she does next!" - Saundra Mitchell


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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Sound of Stars
Author(s): Alechia Dow
ISBN: 1-335-91155-3 / 978-1-335-91155-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Inkyard Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2021 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Sound of Stars
Author(s): Alechia Dow
ISBN: 1-335-40669-7 / 978-1-335-40669-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Inkyard Press
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Audio Editions

February 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sound of Stars
Author(s): Alechia Dow
ISBN: 1-09-402899-1 / 978-1-09-402899-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sound of Stars: Library Edition
Author(s): Alechia Dow
ISBN: 1-09-402898-3 / 978-1-09-402898-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2020 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Sound of Stars
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sound of Stars
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sound of Stars
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sound of Stars
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Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sound of Stars
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Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sound of Stars
Author(s): Alechia Dow
Publisher: Inkyard Press
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