The Sound of Stars (First Time Trade)


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$10.99  $10.22
Inkyard Press
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5.2 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef and librarian. She is the author of YA novels The Sound of Stars and The Kindred, and Just a Pinch of Magic is her middle-grade debut. When not writing, you can find her having epic dance parties with her daughter, baking, reading, or taking teeny adventures.


"This debut has it all: music, books, aliens, adventure, resistance, queerness, and a bold heroine tying it all together. "--Ms. Magazine

"The Sound of Stars is a marvellous genre-bending debut." --The Nerd Daily

"This book has everything! Aliens set on conquering earth, a determined heroine with a hidden stash of books...and proof of the power of music and stories to give those with every reason to hate the will to love." --Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of The Testing and Verify

"Alechia Dow is an incredible new voice--The Sound of Stars was a true pleasure to read." --Saundra Mitchell, author of The Prom novel and editor of All Out and Out Now

"A stunning exploration of the comforts that make us human and the horrors that challenge our humanity." --K. Ancrum, author of The Wicker King

BookRiot Most Anticipated Queer Read of 2020

"Dow paints a moving picture of two young people's defiance and the power of song and story to combat despair." --Publishers Weekly

"There is much to enjoy in this story featuring a complex black teen: Ellie is bright, resourceful, and coping with issues with body image and anxiety. Morris and his family are intriguing. The depiction of the world has many similarities to today's society, and the overlay of speculative aspects fits seamlessly. A promising debut that begs for a sequel." --Kirkus Reviews

"This debut is a hopeful testament to resistance that weaves in commentary about climate change, racism and politics, and includes LGBTQIA and mental and physical health representation. --Lana Barnes, freelance reviewer and proofreader, for Shelf Awareness