Sea of Stars : Kricket

  • by Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Series: Kricket
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Under Different Stars, winner of four 2014 utopYA Awards.
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.


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Customer Reviews

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So. Much. Sex.

I felt like this book was just trying to move from one sexual encounter to another. Which was extremely frustrating to me as I find the general premise of the book extremely compelling, and refreshingly different from so much of the ya fiction out there right now.

Sex is sex, and it wasn't even that the characters tried to find every possible opportunity to bang (need to pee in the woods? How bout some sex?), it was the overly descriptive style that really bothered me I as pictured young women and TEENAGERS reading this book. Yikes.

I loved the characters, especially the main character in the first book. The main characters were strong and funny, caring and daring. Somehow the fact that all their strength and self restraint falls away with the slightest glance somehow seems to cheapen that strength and integrity.

I actually sometimes felt like I was reading a trashy romance novel instead of a creative, refreshing piece of fiction.

So much potential, and I think the story could really be something special, but I really believe in instances such as this, that there is real power in authors who can really own the "less is more" mantra. Love is so multi faceted. I'd love to see books that focus and explore more of the those facets than just the carnal.

There were elements of that in this book as the characters talked and seemed to get to know each other, I would just like to see more of that kind of depth in a relationship rather than moving from one super steamy sexcapade to the next.

I would have rated at least 4 or 5 stars otherwise.
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- jlcarfan

At Best, Cheesy & Annoying

Would you try another book from Amy A. Bartol and/or Kate Rudd?


What was most disappointing about Amy A. Bartol’s story?

The first book had a little bit of a unique story line...moving into this second segment, it felt like the author just wanted to write one sexual encounter after another. The lines were so cheesy, I flinched a few times. .Plus, there is some repetitive, yet bizarre content: multiple times in almost every chapter,, someone is picking up the main character, Kricket, and setting her on their lap. Or some soldier is rubbing her back. There were wierd fillers like that in every chapter (what the heck?). The content became more and more bizarre as the book progressed. The actual plot isn't too bad...but everything in the middle is painfully corny or sexually explicit. Every time the listener believes that they are going to find out what is going to happen (plot-wise), the main characters are stopping everything to have sex. Sexual encounters seem to be the priority, even while fleeing evil psychics, an entire enemy army (oh yeah, and full enemy occupation of their country), and an obsessively jealous, psychopathic suitor. Though I could compliment Amy's imagination, the execution of the storyline is poor, at best.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

Probably not-her interpretation of the 2 main characters is partially why I found them to be so annoying.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? I described before. It got to the point where the lines were so corny, I flinched.

Any additional comments?

Save yourself a credit and move on.

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- Missy Nelson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio