Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: Sea of Stars by Amy A Bartol

Sea of Stars by Amy A Bartol
The Kricket Series 
Book 2 

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger—and more dangerous—than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity…and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents’ clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket’s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales.

A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection—and a home—in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what’s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars. 


Sea of Stars picks up where Under Different Stars ends. Rafe and Alameeda continue to fight against each other and tensions are at a high. That’s all great, but the main and heart of the book is Trey and Kricket’s love for each other. There was never a dull moment with them. The majority of the book focuses on Trey and Kricket’s relationship and that’s what hit it for me.

You will love Trey hard, if you had mild feelings for him, it will be piping hot after you finish this book. He really steps his game up and he does everything he can to protect Kricket so that he can be with her. Kricket has the same feelings for him, but Kyon is there and he wants Kricket as well. Kyon will stop at nothing to have Kricket as his and I’ll be honest, this was super-hot for me. Kyon is a villain you love to hate. I love his possessiveness over Kricket and a part of me was rooting for him too.

“My desire for him is insane. He’s not sentimental—neither of us is—and yet he says things to me that strike at the core of my being and speak to the fighter in me. He makes me crave him in the most vulnerable way. I can’t lose him—ever.”

“I’m the dark secret that he can’t keep hidden—his crossed fingers—his hold-my-breath-to-keep-from-feeling. But I make him feel everything.”

“I have a paper heart and he has written notes all over

Then of course there is Kricket herself. She is such a strong character as she pushes through everything that has come at her during her time in Ethar.

This series just keeps getting better and better. This book was much better than I expected it would be! I am sad to read the next book in the series as I know the next book is the last in the series. I already don’t want it to end. I really enjoy reading the love between Trey and Kricket, but I also kind of want to see that Kricket and Kyon are like together.

I received an ARC through NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:

I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website: 

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