Author: Amy A. Bartol
Series: Book Two in the Kricket Trilogy
Published By: 47North (March 31, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Sci-fi/Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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.
Sea of Stars picks up right where the last ended, with Kricket and the gang hanging low and jumpy at every whisper, creak, or sudden noise, and for good reason, there are people out there that still want her. That still believe she belongs to them.
When I read the first book last year, it completely surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. This isn't typically my go to genre but Kricket, Trey, Jax, and Wayra won me over heart and soul. In fact, the boys are what really make this series. Their bond, loyalty and friendship is something to be envied. I love how they interact with one another and with Kricket. They are fierce warriors with hearts of pure gold and they will do anything to protect her. Their witty banter and great one liners are just a few of the things that make this series truly fantastic and such a joy to read.
Can we talk just about Trey for a moment? Look out girls, because if you loved him in the first one, you are going to be drooling over him in this. He ramps everything up, and I do mean everything!
He and Kricker together were just magic. It isn't easy for them, I mean, is it ever but these two work together like no other and I loved seeing their relationship bud and blossom. Heck, I loved seeing Kricket blossom. She grows a lot and the weakness that she had in the first book, is pretty much gone. Gone is the meek girl and instead we have one who is willing to fight and to survive. She might have Trey, Jax, and Wayra on her side, but they have her on their side as well. She fought every bit as much and as hard for them in this as they did for her and I absolutely loved it.
Not only is Kricket growing as a fighter but her powers are too. We learn so much more about her. About what she is capable of and a little more about her parents as well. So many questions were answered that I had from the first book but of course like all good trilogies, this second installments also raised so many more new ones that need to be answered as well.
Kyon was, well Kyon. He is evil and mad and yet you see that weird softer side of him every now and then and you can't help but hope...well, just have hope that there is so much more to him. That a good guy, a good heart, exists somewhere in that body of his.
I absolutely loved this. It was such an amazing sequel to the first. It lived up to the goodness of the first book and amplified all that I loved about it. There was more action, more romance and it was so much darn fun to read. Once again I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this. I just couldn't get enough of it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*