Kricket Series by Amy A. Bartol

Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1)Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I owned this book for quite some time, both the ebook version and the audible recording, but despite hearing it was good, I just never got around to reading it. Now, I’m not exactly sure why I avoided it, as it was rather delightful.

It’s got a bit of everything an avoid YA reader might enjoy, including alien worlds, a strong female lead, some humor, and a thread of romance. It could be that my low expectations set this one up to be a win, but I also think it’s a fascinating world and an enjoyable, fast-paced story.

I will definitely finish the series.

Pages: 297

Sea of Stars (Kricket, #2)Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun series, and I thought this was a decent follow up to book one. This series has a good narrator, and it’s not too heavy. I like that. I needed a series that was fun and easy to enjoy.

Pages: 320

Darken the Stars (Kricket, #3)Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, this didn’t even go remotely in any direction that I expected it to go in. For that alone, I almost want to give it 5 stars.

I also loved the non-tradional ending, even though I confess that I was a bit confused about how it all played out and why some things did and didn’t work. I don’t think I was a bad listener (so four stars), but it’s possible that was my fault. I could have used to have a few things a bit more fully shown or explained, but overall, this was another interesting read.

I confess I wish the series hadn’t ended there, but I also think it was a good place to end–that there was no need to draw the story out any longer. So I get it, and I think in reality, the story had come to its end, though I am a greedy reader who always wants just a bit more.

Pages: 302

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