In the dystopian world of 2084, where society is controlled by a ruthless regime, one woman defies the norms and becomes a fugitive simply for being introverted.

Luccee Winterscott, once an ordinary citizen, finds herself on the run, seeking refuge on a distant star to escape the clutches of a tyrannical government that sees introversion as a grave offense.

Isolated in her pain, as her home is no longer a sanctuary, Luccee discovers the strength within herself to confront her deepest fears and insecurities. Through introspection, she unearths a hidden reservoir of resilience and determination. But she soon realizes that she cannot face her battles alone.
As fate would have it, she crosses paths with a diverse group of misfits who have also defied societal norms in their own unique ways.

As their bonds strengthen, Luccee and her newfound companions embark on a thrilling journey, navigating treacherous obstacles and unforgiving landscapes. Along the way, they encounter unexpected allies, unlikely foes, and heart-stopping dangers.

In this chaotic world, where humanity is at the brink of losing its essence, Luccee’s mission becomes clear—to dismantle a brainwashing megalomaniac corporation that is hellbent on transforming humans into a perfected, flawless species of artificial intelligence.

Amidst the adrenaline-fueled battles and heart-pounding escapades, Luccee experiences a love that transcends the boundaries of her tumultuous existence. Drawn to a fellow rebel whose passion matches her own, they find solace and support in each other’s arms. Together, they become a force to be reckoned with, fighting not only for their own survival but also for the freedom and individuality of all humanity.

Luccee and her extraordinary comrades risk everything to expose the sinister plans of the corporation and awaken a world that has been numbed by conformity and pacified by “friendship.”

Will their audacious rebellion be enough to bring down the oppressive regime and restore the values of humanity?

Luccee must summon every ounce of courage, resilience, and love as she confronts her own inner demons and confronts the ultimate battle that will determine the fate of an entire civilization.

Read what people are saying about STAR SICK:

“Several of the jokes that were included in this piece made me laugh out loud…”

“The humor was poignant and satisfying and I’m excited to see what Amy writes next.”

Sheila Masterson, Fantasy author of The Lost God and The Memory Curse

“There were interesting themes like the need to question unjust governmental decrees, the importance of remaining true to yourself, especially when those intrinsic truths are misunderstood by the majority and laws are being written to subvert such traits. Ultimately, it touches on our FMC Luccee’s determination to be who she is…”

“The author’s writing style is engaging, painting vivid imagery of the futuristic world while delving into the emotional complexities of the characters. The story successfully balances thrilling action sequences with moments of introspection, creating a narrative that keeps readers invested from start to finish.”

Troy Wilson, Author of Fake News: A Novel

“Reminiscent of a fusion between the imaginative world of The Wizard of Oz and the dark reflections of technology in Black Mirror. Star Sick is a riveting read that not only entertains but also serves as a wake-up call, urging readers to contemplate the impact of social media on our lives and the potential long-term repercussions of its unchecked dominance.”

Verified Amazon Reviewer

“Ayres skillfully crafts a compelling narrative that combines elements of science fiction, adventure, and romance. Luccee’s determination and resilience make her a relatable and inspiring protagonist, leading readers on a thrilling and emotional ride. The author masterfully explores themes of identity, conformity, and the power of human connection.”

Beer & Books

“I think the story has wits, the main character is relatable, especially for an introvert like me.”

Soleah K. Sadge, Award-winning author of HEARTS AND STITCHES

“Luccee is a great character. I see a lot of myself in her. The fact that the story starts with her trying to open up an ‘ancient’ Kindle is hilarious … I found I couldn’t put the book down and may have stayed up to the early hours of the morning.”

ARC Reader

“Luccee has to allow herself to depend on others, and figure out who is worthy of depending on, to guide herself— and maybe everyone else— to freedom. Real freedom, not complacency.”

ARC Reader

“The book is packed with action as well as self reflection and I loved it.
I am looking forward to reading Amy Marie Ayres’ other works.”

L.C. Ainsworth, Author of Too Many Horsemen, Not Enough Horses

Cleverly written, with great imagination and relatable characters…this story is a great reminder of how individuality and odd quirks are what make us human, how we differ and complement each other enable us to succeed, and that is something to be celebrated not erased.

Helen Garraway, Fantasy author of Sentinels Awaken and the rest of the Sentinels series.