Genres: Sci Fi
The highly anticipated sequel to Under Different Stars, nominated for eight 2015 utopYA Awards, including Best Book of the Year and Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year.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.
What I loved:
The characters in this book are so well written. The bad guys aren’t static, the good guys have flaws, and everyone is a dynamic character. The action in this book picks up right where the last book left off and it never slows down. In the middle of the war there is the beautiful love story of Kricket and Trey that makes my heart melt. I also liked finding out more about Kricket’s family and can’t wait to learn more in the next book.
What I didn’t love:
The only think I didn’t love about this book is that I have to wait for the next book to come out (Darken the Stars). Seriously, I have NO patience for things like this. Amy Bartol, I am going to need you to give Darken the Stars your undivided attention right away!
If you liked…
The unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Inescapable (also by Amy Bartol)
5 + stars (seriously, I love this series)
Read the first book in the series, Under Different Stars before you read this. They MUST be read in order!