March 1, 2015

Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

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★★★

     I loved the first book in this series, "Under Different Stars". I was both excited and eager to start this book because the first book ended on a high. I immediately fell in love with the characters, all of them, even the baddies. But this review isn't for book one, it's for book two.
     This book is action packed. You will not get a few pages apart without some type of activity taking place. Even after the crap that Kricket goes through in book one and through book two, she maintains her Chicago charm. All of the characters stay consistent, all of them equally as awesome in this book, as the last. Kricket is such an independent, free, and charismatic character you can't help but route for her all the way through the book. It's well written, well told, and beautifully put together. You continue to feel the connection between Kricket and every character she encounters as well as her connection with Trey.
     The reason I gave it a 3 and not a 4, like it's predecessor, is because within a few seconds of reading this book I became instantly disappointed. It didn't end (or in this case, the beginning) as the story led you to believe at the end of book 1. Also, there was so much action, and so little cheer that by time the book ended you were mentally exhausted. Sometimes, I even found myself bored because it just seemed repetitive, which made me want to skim some of the book.
     I will most certainly recommend this series thus far - already have. The characters, the world, the story is awesome, and should be read. I'm looking forward to book 3 and hope I'm lucky enough to get an advanced copy of that one as well.


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T I T L E: Sea of Stars
S E R I E S: The Kricket Series (N°2)
A U T H O R: Amy A. Bartol
P U B L I S H E R: 47 North
P U B L I S H--D A T E: March 31, 2015
I S B N: 9781477828236
Literature/Fiction (Adult), Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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.



AMAZON * BARNES & NOBLE * GOODREADS


*I received an advanced copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review*