AudioBook Review: Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

November 10, 2015 Book review 6 ★★★½

Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol had me up and down like a yoyo. For well into the book, I just wanted more to happen. I felt like the pace was slow, there was a war going on and there was lots of action but I felt like the plot wasn’t really moving forward. Also there was a lot less snark but then again, there was a war going on so there was less time for smark-alecky backchat!

AudioBook Review: Sea of Stars by Amy A. BartolSea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Series: Kricket, #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 31, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sci Fi
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Narrator: Kate Rudd
Length: 9 hours and 53 minutes
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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.

AUDIOBOOK cliffhanger! Kick-Ass SciFi snarky

My Thoughts on Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol:

Just like the previous book (Under Different Stars), I loved Trey and Kricket together. I loved that we got to hear more about both of their backgrounds and their families. And there were a few twists that took me by surprise and I LOVED them!

It ends on mammoth cliffhanger so thank goodness book 3 is out next month. I need it!


• Epic romance with a couple that seem destined for one another
• Interesting word-building
• Humour


• Pace was tricky for me
• Clichéd and cheesy (but I still love it!)


Overall I wasn’t as wowed by this one as I was book 1 but I’m still a fan!  I have a “can’t wait/but afraid to find out” sense of anticipation to see how it all pans out in the final book of the trilogy.


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: three-stars


Who should read Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol?

I think if you enjoyed Twilight by Stephanie Meyer or A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons or any books that are paranormal light/romance heavy then you might also like this one.


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