Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol| Audiobook Review



Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal

Format: Audiobook

“You cannot thrive under the wrong stars, Kricket… the stars here are in opposition to you… can’t you feel it?… Let us take you home.”
― Amy A. Bartol, Under Different Stars

Series: Kricket

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 was not sure what to expect when I started this book. I was struggling to get through a book a picked this up as an audiobook. I have to admit that the cover was what made me interested. I started this book with not really knowing what it was about or anything. The narrator for this book, Kate Rudd is amazing. I really enjoy her storytelling and voice!

This was my first time reading a book by Amy A. Bartol and I was surprisingly pleasantly happy with what I read. This is a story about a girl who has been in foster care and is almost 18, therefore about to be able to get out and be on her own. That is until some guys start following her and she learns that Earth is not her true home. Reading the synopsis it seems like its going to be a romance revolving around a love triangle, but thats not the case.

“War sounds romantic, heroic even, until everyone you know starts dying.”
― Amy A. Bartol, Under Different Stars

Bartol did an amazing job with creating a new fantastical world of Ethar, the planet in which Kricket is from. I felt like I was there staring up at the stars alongside Kricket. The story was fast paced and had exciting twists thrown in throughout the whole book. Although the love was a little insta-y I enjoyed the love interest, he was definitely my type of swoon worthy male lead. Kricket was feisty, and super sassy. She was strong and wanted nothing more than her independence and the right to make her own choices. She made the perfect badass female protagonist! On top of the political intrigue taking place within the planet of Ethar the book was also full of fun and lively characters that added a layer of humor that was a nice touch to the story! 

Overall I found this book to be a wonderful surprise and cannot wait to continue on with the series. I would recommend this to anyone who loves the sassy kickass Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy or is interested in high tech sci-fi worlds!



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