Review: Sea of Stars (Kricket #2) by Amy A. Bartol


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. 


ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


I loved it. 

This book picks up where Under Different Stars left off. Kricket and Trey are finally free to be together, for about a night. The next day everything goes to shit. 

The Alameeda declares war against everyone. I loved how the book was so action packed. There was never a dull moment. Kricket, this girl had it hard. EVERYONE wanted to capture her and use her. She was kind of like the ring that everyone wanted to get a hold of on Lord of the Rings. 

Kyon was like the energizer bunny on crack. This dude just doesn’t stop! He gets Kricket, Kricket escapes, he captures her again, she escapes again. KYON IS ONE PATIENT DUDE. 

I know I’m not supposed to like him since he’s the bad guy, but I kinda do like him. Don’t get me wrong, I love Trey, but I like Kyon too. Sue me. 

The new character, Giffen, is one of those people who want to capture Kricket. Yeah I’m not really feeling this guy. I kind of wanted him to die, but hey some of you may like him. Who am I to judge when I like Kyon. 

We finally get to meet Charisma. Charisma was supposed to be Trey’s consort, but he broke it off with her because he never felt anything other than friendship for Charisma, and it was mutual. I’m glad Charisma did not turn out to be this raging bitch. I’m tired of reading about how the ex is always mean and extremely unlikable.  

I loved seeing Kricket and Trey together. Trey was very swoon worthy and I really felt how much he loved Kricket. 

That ending though. It wasn’t exactly a cliffhanger, but I still feel like I might die a little inside while waiting for the next book. 


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