Under Different Stars (Kricket #1) By Amy A. Bartol
Published by: 47North
Genre:Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi, YA/NA
A huge thank you to 47North for letting me read this wonderful book.
Under Different Stars is a type of book I've not read for awhile. I mean, I've read a lot of fantasy romances and such aimed for that Young Adult audience but this series felt different. The protagonist is different to most and that was good and bad.
Kricket is an escaped teenage delinquent avoiding trouble so she doesn't have to go back to juvie. She's been careful, spent time hiding under the radar until she's finally old enough to be completely forgotten about. But there's a flaw in the plan.
One night she's targetted by two groups of men who tell her contrasting stories about who she really is. One claims she's a priestess and his intended consort, whereas the other wants to take her to pay for her crimes (or rather her parents). Confused, alone and wanting to escape this crazy, Kricket tries to evade these weird people who also say they're from another planet where she apparently belongs to.
Born of both worlds, Kricket Hollowell is left with a big decision. Should she go or stay? Who does she belong with truly? What should she believe or rather who?
But what surprised me the most was the love triangle or rather lack of. It's clear who Kricket loves and despite one man telling her she is his and the other not, it's a very basic feature found in nearly every book. I admit I was bored by this as the book blew me away otherwise. Yet it only added to the storyline because it's a different world.
Bartol writes a fantastic tale of intergalactic romance that makes us and the protagonist question who they really are and whether things are really as they seem (Recent photo of the woman from Mars could link to this.) It's another fantastic story from Bartol and it makes me wish for next installment of the Premonition series even more.
Under Different Stars can be bought from Amazon UK and Amazon USA now.