The majority of Sea of Stars finds Kricket running with Trey Allairis, away from everyone who wants to control her, and through her, her powers of being able to see and change the future. With the exception of Trey’s two Cavar brothers, Jax and Wayra, she does not trust anyone else on Ethar. From what we have seen of the other men on Ethar, and how the men from this planet treat women, I don’t blame her. He definitely seems to be the lesser evil. But just because he is handsome, and isn’t trying to control her, doesn’t mean he is perfect. But in this book he looks pretty good!
The synopsis is taken directly from Barnes and Noble‘s website.
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.
The Kricket that I loved in the first novel, Under Different Stars, is still present in this book. However, as she starts to trust and care for Trey, she loses some of that flash and sass that I liked so much. This deeper more thoughtful Kricket, actually has more depth, and I give the author credit for giving her that depth and making her grow up. This world she now lives in, pretty much sucks for her. She’s in a difficult position of being wanted by everyone for her power. Trey, actually seems to be the only one who doesn’t want anything from her, he just loves her and she him.
I admired the political games that Amy A. Bartol wrote into this series. Kricket, as a hybrid of houses Rafe and Alameeda, is still a tool to be used by those houses in their games against each other. In this book we discover that there is another new hybrid house that has been secretly making a bid for power as well. It just so happens that Kricket is also a tool for that houses bid to rule Ethar. Whew! If you throw Kyon, the Alameedan who is obsessed with Kricket into the mix, this girl has more suitors than Snow White has dwarves!
This book was a great second novel, introducing new characters and more political plots. I was on the edge of my seat, trying to keep up, and guess what would happen to Kricket next. Of course, it ended with a question mark, leaving me wanting more. The best books do!
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