Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Review: Under Different Stars (Kricket bk1) by Amy A. Bartol

Goodreads Summary: All she wants is a home, but can she find one...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?

When I got to work and I saw this book on my desk I was going back and forth between wanting to read it.  I'm so glad that I did. This is perfect for all the sci-fi fans out their.  It had sci-fi, romance, and suspense.  Kricket who is the lead character is so strong. I loved her character so much. She didn't let anyone run over her or try to baby her. She has been running from they system for as long as she can. Within a couple of months she will be 18 and she won't have to run anymore. Out of nowhere three men comes to her and tell her that they have been searching for her and are going to take her home where she belongs which is not of this Earth. 

This story captivated me from the beginning.  It took you right into the story. I loved the world that the author created.  The language that was used and how everything was set up. Pefect sci-fi. Trey is the solider that has come to take Kricket "home" and while they are on the mission he sees that she is not like the women that he has known. She is fiesty and stands up for herself. Even though she frustrates him like crazy he would not have it any other way. 

Kyon (the bad guy) of course wants Kricket to himself and he is not letting anyone get in his way. Even if he has to kill to get her. He knows what she is capable of and having her by his side would bring him that power. 

The action in this story was good and once we finally got the meaning of Krickets name it made sense. 

I can't wait to read book 2.

Rating: 5stars
Recommend? Yes