Author: Amy A. Bartol
Narrator(s): Kate Rudd
Series: Kricket #1
Length: 9 hrs 53 mins
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: February 03, 2015
Source: Purchased Audio
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible
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?
So I ended up listening to the Audio version, and I'm so glad I did. The Narrator, Kate Rudd did a fantastic job. It took me a little time to get into it, as any sci fi or fantasy does. I was pretty confused early on, but I just rolled with it.
Pretty quickly though, I was sucked in. Kricket is a very likable character. One of my favorite things about this book was the humor. I mean, I was literally laughing out loud. Not those fake twitter/FB lols. Like, people driving next to me probably thought I was nuts kind of laughing. It was great. Especially for me, because sometimes you just need a laugh after a long work day full of death.
There wasn't as much *Space* as I was expecting. I guess I thought with a title of "Under Different Stars". It would take place in space or some shit? A different planet though, and holy crap is it interesting.
I really just loved everything Under Different Stars had to offer. It was so fun and fast paced. I ended up jumping right into the sequel. Highly recommend this one, especially if you can grab it on sale like I did. :)
About the Author:
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of
my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.
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