Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Under Different Stars.

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. 
Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 
Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars? 

Kricket Hollowell is an orphan who has been hiding under the radar from the Chicago Department of Social Services because she's only seventeen. She's working as a janitor and at a bar despite having test scores good enough for admittance at the University of Michigan because she can't afford the tuition. She's been lonely in her life other then her roommate Bridget, her gay Latino friend, Enrique, and his boyfriend Micheal. Her life is normal and boring until two guys run into her saying their going to take her home but both men have a different idea of what to do with her. Trey Allairis wants to take her home to pay for her crimes and Kyon want to make her his priestess.  Finally, Trey and his men, Wayra and Jay, kidnap her and take her to Ether.  There are five clans on Ether: Rafe (which is where Trey,Wayra and Jay are from), Alameeda (which Kyon is apart of), Comantre, Peney and Wurthem. Kricket's  mom was an Alameeda Priestess, one of the most powerful ones, while her dad was an important Cavar (member of the military) back in Rafe. Priestesses in Alameeda have powers (telepathy, telekineses, precognition, truthsayer, and more). Kricket's power is to see the further and to know whether someone is lying or not. In the end it all ends well, Or dose it...?

OH MY GOD THIS BOOK!!!! I got the "Sea of Stars" ARC not knowing it was a series so I brought this book and all I have to say is wow, just WOW!! I have never read anything by Amy before but I realize I was missing out. Amy has this incredible way of writing that just sucks you in. It was so captivating, written so beautifully and nicely detailed. The Etharian language was so unique and funny to me. I could not put this book down and wish so much that this could be a movie but I don't think anyone could meet Amy's level of brilliance. There’s romance, suspense, action, drama, humor, and it's all in a dystopian setting. I can’t imagine anyone not loving this book!! Amy Bartol has written something truly magical.  Fangirl time... Holy crap, Trey Allairis!!!  *dreamy sigh* I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. I always love when a guy seems like knob-knocker at first but turns out to be so bloody sweet. I mean this "We have to make the stars align for us now -- find a way for us now to get burned for being together." How cute is that? I just love him, and oh my god... The shower scene had me giggling and red in the face, it was too good!! Kricket is so perfect and sassy... Oh and Enrique, Oh my god Enrique. I kind of wish there was more of him in the book. I loved him so much!! Everyone needs a spicy gay friend!!  I HIGHLY recommend this book. It's not only for teens but this is something even adults could sit down and enjoy.

"Sea of Stars" review coming soon.

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