Title: Sea of Stars (Kricket #2)
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Daniela’s rating: 3.5 stars
Hmm, ok. I just updated my rating for book one. Turns out, after being halfway into the last book of this series, I needed to do some thinking about the rating. Book one gets 3 stars, this one gets 3.5, the last one… you’ll have to wait until I finish it, but I already have a pretty good idea of how this will go.
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.
Ok so, this is the second book of the series. I’ll admit, it was a lot more interesting than the first one since had more Trey and Kricket, which was awesome, and the book started to have its own personality, which was a great upgrade from the first book. I enjoyed it, but I can’t really say it impressed me.
Sea of Stars is where the action starts, so the characters we met in the first book are on the running. They have to hide and do everything they can to survive this war that has started between Rafe and Alameeda. In this book you start noticing the people who are really interested in keeping Kricket safe and those who want to control her. Yes, the pattern keeps being the same as I mentioned in the first book’s review, but I saw a few differences that made the book tolerable. I absolutely adored Trey and Kricket’s relationship. I can’t deny Amy Bartol knows how to create a love story that’s swoon worthy and dreamy. So, I guess that was the highlight of the story for me. Trey. I liked the fights, they were interesting. I really enjoyed Trey and Jax and Wayra, they’re true soldiers. I liked the truths that were revealed.
But other than that… I just can’t find anything memorable.
I really hate that this is the case for this series. I’ve heard and read great things about these books and I just can’t seem to connect. Don’t get me wrong, Amy’s writing is excellent. She’s great with details and her characters tend to be really easy to connect with, but in this case, I find myself constantly rolling my eyes and I have to reread some parts because I’m not really paying attention to what I’m reading. There’s something in these stories that is missing, at least for me.
PS: I know this review sucks, I’m just not inspired to write one for this particular book even though it’s the only one from the series I can say I liked.