Darken the Stars by Amy Bartol

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Kyon Ensin finally has what he’s always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn’t crave the crown of Ethar—she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.

As conspiracies rage in the war for Ethar, Kricket’s so-called allies want to use her as a spy. Even those held closest cannot be trusted—including Astrid, her sister, and Giffen, a member of a mysterious order with a hidden agenda. But Kricket’s resolve will not allow her to be used as anyone’s pawn, even as the Brotherhood sharpens its plans to cut out her heart.

As the destiny prophesied by her mother approaches, Kricket will backtrack through her fiery future to reshape it. For she knows one thing above all else: the only person she can truly count on is herself.

I’m really torn at this point. I’m not sure I liked how the series ended and how it got to the end but as a reader I can understand why the author did it the way she did. But that doesn’t mean I would have done it that way!

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I’m not disappointed. It’s hard for me right now to justify my feelings towards certain characters and their actions during the last book of the Kricket series. But damnit, nothing can stop me from loving Kricket, Trey, and Kyon. Even when I didn’t want to. What does that say about me? I think that means I’m a glutton for punishment.

So much unfinished business. So much. Let’s hope back up into the world of Ethar. Please please.

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Nonetheless, this series was an incredible ride. I’m forever thankful I picked this series up and read them AND enjoyed every minute of them.

Give me what you got next, Amy. Give it to meeee!

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