Saturday, 4 January 2014

Under Different Stars - Amy A. Bartol

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? 

I was asked to read this book for the author. When I 1st started it, I wasn't sure on the writing and the style the story was written under. I left the book for a bit and then a few days ago, I got back into it and boy did it take off.

I loved the characters and the way that Kricket stands up for herself on Earth and on Ethar. I loved Trey for being so non-transparent about his feelings and his army for helping them both in times of trouble.

Really good story from a great author.

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