Author: Amy A. Bartol
Series: Kricket #2
Published by: 47North
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
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.