Hold Back the Stars


Product Details

Gallery Books
Publish Date
5.2 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Katie Khan is a writer from London and graduate of the acclaimed Faber Academy writing course. She also works for a film studio in the United Kingdom. Hold Back the Stars is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Katie_Khan.


"Hold Back the Stars is a high-stakes, high-concept, high-flying (or floating) love story that marks Katie Khan as a bold new talent. I raced through it. All the obvious 'out of this world' comments apply."--Bestselling author Matt Haig
"Gripping from the very first page, Hold Back the Stars is a rare combination of thrilling action, deep emotional depth, and intelligent ideas. The most unique love story I've read in years, it's sure to take the world by storm."--New York Times bestselling author Rowan Coleman
"As wildly inventive as it is deeply emotional, this futuristic tale of first love gripped me from page one and didn't let go. Katie Khan is definitely one to watch."--Colleen Oakley, author of Close Enough to Touch
"Dazzling . . . a truly stellar debut, full of wonder and heart. I'm sure it's going to be a mega hit."--Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals
"A beautiful, moving, truly original tale. I loved this book for taking me by surprise."--Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer
Terrific . . . A beautiful story."--Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season
"An edge-of-your-seat tale."--British Vogue
"Prepare to shed tears."--Heat
"Original, surprising and romantic."--Woman & Home
"This is a stirring, unique and beautifully crafted story on the complexities of first love that will stay with you long after reading. This is going to be huge."--Image
"Think Gravity meets The Versions of Us."--Red
"Taking "star-crossed" to a new level...[and] cinematically styled...Hold Back the Stars is a tale of first love that will appeal to fans of David Nicholls' One Day (2009) and of Jojo Moyes' romances."--Booklist Online