Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Posted March 29, 2015 | 24 Comments

Sea of Stars by Amy A. BartolSea of Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Series: Kricket #2
Published by: 47North
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 291
Source: Publisher
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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.

I don’t even know exactly what it is about this series that causes the addictive feeling I get while reading it. It’s weird. When I finished Sea of Stars, I immediately went back and reread the last four chapters because I wasn’t ready to let go. I rarely do that, but I craved more.

This picks up immediately where Under Different Stars left us. War is coming and Kricket is in the middle of it. Oh boy, does it go down! It’s an exciting journey for sure, with twists and secrets abound.

I’m still in love with the characters. Kricket is such a smartass, and some of the things she says give me a good laugh. The wit and banter between her and so many of the characters is beyond amusing, especially Wayra. I just adore the bond she has with the guys and that they’re so loyal to her. Of course, Trey trumps them all given he’s her man. I’m really enjoying the romance between them. Then there’s Kyon …

“Why is he obsessed with you? What have you done to him to make him this way?”

… “Well, that’s simple, Nezra, I ran away from him and swore to him that I’d never do anything he says. You should try it sometime. It’s called ‘I hate you, leave me alone.’ It gets all the psychos foaming at the mouth for more. Add a little ‘I’ll never love you,’ and bam! Instant crazy.”

I don’t know how to describe my feelings for Kyon without sounding crazy, so here it goes: Kyon makes me want to simultaneously make out with him and punch him in the face. What he says and believes is so wrong, but the sincerity behind it is kind of sweet in a totally screwed up way. It’s like I want to teach him to submit and obey, and I find it sexy as hell. Then I want to push him off a cliff for making me feel that way. I can’t help it. I love him. I hate him. I hate that I love him because I do hate him. It makes perfect sense!

Sea of Stars is a fantastic sequel and absolutely did its job of making me want to do very bad things in order to get my hands on the next book.

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24 responses to “Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

  1. That quote? *dies* I’m madly in love with Kricket already! I have the strong feeling she’s going to be one of my new favorite characters. I still need to read the first book though, so off I go to read instead of work! CAN’T WAIT!
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  2. LOL I love this line because it is so freaking true!
    “Kyon makes me want to simultaneously make out with him and punch him in the face.”

    Those softer sides of him really made me think of him in a different way! I love this series and I can’t even tell you why exactly other than it just sucks you in.
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  3. I love, LOVE everything Amy writes. I also loved Sea of Stars so much I did exactly what you did, which was go back and read the last few chapters. That is so weird how we both did that. I 100% agree with everything you said. I love Kricket and her smartass mouth, Trey is just swoony and I also have a thing for Kyon. His obsession with her is concerning and yet I love it. I also love the friendship Kricket has with all the guys. It’s just fantastic and I can’t wait for the 3rd book. Thanks for your review.

  4. Amir
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    I don’t think I’ve ever read anything from this author but looks like I have to definitely check her out because from your review, this book gave you are all the feels! And I know what you mean about re-reading the last chapters because you just weren’t ready for it to end, I’ve done that a few times! Will definitely check this series out Christy! Awesome review! 🙂
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  5. I started this and then went back and read the first one again so I could enjoy this one without being confused.Both were so good! I love this series and author so much. Have you read her Premonition series? One of the bad guys in those books reminds me of what you want to do with Kyon.

    • Christy
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      Nope, these are the first books by her I’ve read. Oh man, another Kyon type … that makes me oddly excited. lol.

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