Title: Under Different Stars
Series: Kricket, #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Date published: December 19, 2013
Source: Kindle Unlimitied
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'll be honest... I didn't read the synopsis before diving in, so I had no idea what I was getting myself in to when I started it. But, I was quickly absorbed into the story. Kricket is a very strong female lead, which I absolutely enjoy. She comes from a crappy past, but she uses that to make herself stronger. I think she's a fabulous role model in that way.
I started this one a little before dinner last night, figured I'd pause it around bedtime and listen more the following day.
There just wasn't a suitable ending spot. I needed to know what was going to happen next! The only reason I did pause it was because it was past 2am, and I needed to be awake at 7 that day for work.
I kinda have a thing for stories where people start out disliking each other and then realize they're in love. (I blame it on watching that one episode of Sister, Sister when I was a kid.) So, the whole Kricket/Trey think was pretty fantastic. There's a lot of frustrating bits with it as well... I love drama.
That's not even getting into the actual science fiction of everything. There is a whole new world with different cultures. They were written in a way that I never felt lost, even if it was a whole new world I was experiencing. And I didn't feel the story was being dragged on because of the need to explain the new cultures/technology, which was a major plus.
I already have Sea of Stars downloaded on to my kindle app, and I can't wait to start it.