Melophobia – James Morris

The time—now; the place—America, but in a world where the government controls all forms of art and creativity. Any music sowing the seeds of anarchy is banned—destroyed if found—its creators and listeners harshly punished.

Merrin Pierce works as an undercover Patrol officer assigned to apprehend a fugitive musician who threatens the safe fabric of society, only to confront everything she thought to be true – her values, upbringing, job, and future.

Can love survive in a world without music? –


James Morris sent me a copy of his novel Melophobia via Goodreads for review and after reading the premise I had a feeling it was one I was going to love. I haven’t come across a concept like this before in the fictional world, an alternate reality where music is strictly controlled to avoid undesirable thought and behaviour.

We get a really good look into the different cultures that music gives home to and creates such as pop, rock, punk. The protagonists of the story change throughout and face many a moral dilemma. There is not a page without suspense or action. I really enjoyed this novel and I honestly can’t fault it.


Favourite Character

Merrin Pierce


  • Conflict between characters.
  • Espionage, crime, undercover cops!


  • No sequel! I want more!



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