Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol

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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?

Okay…so, this isn’t my normal type of read but, I loved it. I did. And I have a new crush. Her name is Kricket. And she’s feisty and snarky and sassy and fun.

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The characters in this book (besides Kricket) were outstanding. Not just a few of them but practically all of them. They all played a huge factor in the story and I am excited to see where they play into the rest of the story.

The story might take place in a different world but the banter and wit and humor between all of the characters was so refreshing to me. It almost kept the story strong and flowing and it definitely caught my attention.

The WORLD BUILDING! Wow! Amy created this world that was so fascinating to me. From their language to the animals to just everything. I feel like as a writer she executed the setting and descriptions perfectly.

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Have you seen the cover? Legit.

All in all I enjoyed reading about Kricket and her adventure and her battle. I was captivated and I was curious about all of the things. What will happen next!?

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