Waiting on Wednesday: The Sound of Stars

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t-Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

42185079. sy475This week I am waiting on
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Publication Date: February 25th, 2020

Goodreads Summary
Don’t miss this spectacular debut novel… Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity? This road trip is truly out of this world! A beautiful and thrilling read 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.

Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled centre 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 favourite albums, all the while making a story and a song of their own that just might save them both.


This book sounds epic. An alien and human on a journey to protect and preserve the beauty of music, books, and art while being stuck in the middle of a conflict between the Ilori and humans? What more could you possibly want from this fast-paced sci-fi saga.

What’s your most anticipated release?

13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Sound of Stars

  1. So this is rather odd, but I want to tell the book bloggers that I love books, I just don’t see myself blogging about books completely. That is why over on Instagram I am planning on making a dress inspired by a book. If it all goes well I will probably do more books, but I need people who are willing to support books they don’t have an opinion on (yet). Would you be willing to help?

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  2. I got a chill at the notion of a world without music, book, and art – is this horror? (lol) Sounds interesting (look forward to your review). As for me, I can’t wait to finish at least one of, any one the books I’m already reading (instead I started new books but miraculously haven’t found any new reading time lol – bibliophile problems).

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    1. Haha i know. The thought of a world without the arts is horrifying. I’m stubborn enough that I need to finish the book I started. Unfortunately, that means I tend to go on massive bouts of not reading.

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