Under Different Stars
Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago’s foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she’ll stop running and finally find her place in the world.
That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth…and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl.
Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket’s gifts—gifts he’ll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love.
I am loving this new world that Bartol has created. Kricket! OMG I just instantly fell in love with Kricket! So sassy and with a quick wit. It was such an entertaining read. The story was funny, suspenseful, action packed, and entertaining. I'm so curious about the new world and the characters involved. I was laughing while reading and my teenage daughter wanted to know why. After explaining the scene I was reading, she decided she had to read it! We can't wait to read the next book.