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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.
©2015 Amy A. Bartol (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Eric Nielsen on 05-27-15

We get it, she's in love

I love this story...even though the lead character is a little too perfect. However, a LOT of this book was frustrating. I wanted to get into the actual plot, but Kricket wouldn't shut up about "desire" coursing through her veins and blah blah blah. I don't need erotic descriptions of Kricket and Trey getting it on, and scene after scene of her and Trey vowing to love each other forever, followed by mooooore sex in more dangerous scenarios. WE GET IT. Get on with the story!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-08-15

Not Science Fiction

OMG... I don't know why I had to finish it but I did. just because there are spaceships and other planets doesn't make this any less a sappy romance novel. I was so happy when our heroine got nabbed because she was feeling so lusty towards our hero. That was the most satisfying moment. these two were lusting for each other throughout the whole book; despite bombs; despite evil plots that they were. fully aware of; despite criminally insane people surrounding them, they couldn't keep their hands off of each other.... Just don't understand writers like this. I promise you every 10 to 20 pages they are lusting after each others bodies. even when they're supposed to be quiet and hiding from the enemy they're passionate and loud. I was actually happy when it all went wrong for them. I rarely give this kind of negative review if there's just enough imagination. this author has imagination but she's clearly not getting enough and tries to live vicariously through her characters who seem utterly childish and foolish. very disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Beresford on 01-11-18

Second book and the plot thickens, excellent.

Would you listen to Sea of Stars again? Why?

Absolutely yes, because the story is so good.

What did you like best about this story?

There isn't just one thing I like best, its a combination of plot, characters and emotions invoked that make the whole thing a listen to in one go or if read a reading in one sitting.

Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't, only this series, she is good but I do have other female narrators I prefer such as Renee Raudman and Lauren Fortgang who just have that storytelling edge hence 4 stars instead of 5 for performance but that is just my personal preference on voice tone. .

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, both.

Any additional comments?

Great world building, intriguing plot where all is not as it seems, good character development and decent narrator lead to a recommened listen. Looking forward to book 3.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jummai on 06-26-17

There's a word limit so I'm just gonna say WOW!

What other book might you compare Sea of Stars to, and why?

Kate Daniels series, because they are both self-reliant strong female protagonists. Both characters I love and can't seem to get enough of. I hope Kricket gets a fourth book, she deserves one.

What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

I just got lost in the story, so I guess everything about Kate Rudd's performance. I love when the narrator adds and doesn't take away from the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, but I have just finished the third book and I'm in tears. But I'm happy as well, It was such as amazing series, so thrilling and fulfilling to read but I'm sad that things have to be so hard for Kricket. I can't wait to read the fourth book. Because there really NEEDS to be a fourth book. I feel like all the characters deserve a fourth book, but mainly Kricket, I need to know the end her story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jas P on 10-03-15

Beautiful Narration to a decent story- worth it

Kate Rudd has a lovely voice and does a wonderful job of creating of characters, both Male and Female and by the time you reach the second part of this series, it is easy to recognise who is talking simply by her character voice without her identifying whom has spoken.
As I stated in my review of the first book, she has a beautiful tone as well that makes this easy to listen to.
As for the story, this is a good sequel to the first, the characters continue to develop well as does the story line, and although it is a little slow again in parts, its only because the Author is taking her time in developing a good story, and its worth sticking with it.
We still follow along with Kricket (I still can't get over that name?) as she is thrust into an alternate world were she goes from being an foster kid with very little hope, to being a Priestess with special powers who everyone wants, and who extremely large, gorgeous men are falling all over her trying to vie for her attention. Of course some of them are trying to kill her in the process as there is a civil war going on, and as its a YA novel, there is a bit of a 3 way love triangle in there as well.
Having said all of that - it is a lot better than what that sounds - there are very plausible reasons for everyone being larger in this world (not so much why they are all so attractive though?) One thing I really like about this Author is that she does actually explain things, as the series is going on (Im listening to part 3 now), and all the bits that you want answered, are slowly being answered as the series goes no.
Kricket is amusing as the lead - her commentary throughout the series is very clever as the strong willed street kid who has to grow into herself and find the strength to survive in this new environment. The support cast of Trey, Jax and Wayra are very good, Kyon as the the antagonist is so good you just want to kill him yourself, and there are several other great characters.
Personally (and I do stress this is for me!), I think Kate Rudds reading of this makes a huge difference in how much I liked this series, her voice and the way she does her characters is exquisite.

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