Review: Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol

September 12, 2015 Book Reviews 2 ★★

Review: Darken the Stars by Amy A. BartolDarken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Series: Kricket #3
Also in this series: Sea of Stars
Published by 47 North on September 8, 2015
Genres: Sci Fi, YA
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two-stars

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 LOVED the previous books. LOVED THEM. They are amazing and wonderful and surprising and fabulous. So I was super excited to read this installment, and then I heard it was to be the final book, and I had no clue how everything was going to wrap up in just one more book.

Well, if you ask me, it didn’t. If this isn’t the last book I will change my rating, but it was still missing that SOMETHING I had come to expect from Kricket and gang. She seemed … complacent. And that is not how she was in the previous books. And the ending … I just, no. I guess I get it but at the same time I am so confused. And disappointed. And angry that I am disappointed.

I really feel like I have been let down. It seems almost silly to have my feelings hurt over a book, but that is what it feels like to me. And maybe it is my own fault for being SO EXCITED about this book, that I built it up in my own head and the let down is because of too much anticipation. But I don’t think that is entirely it. I just … don’t know what else to say. I am just so disappointed. So let down.

two-stars

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2 Responses to “Review: Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol”

  1. Paula Novack

    I totally agree. This book was a huge disappointment. I won’t be reading another book in this series (if she writes more). I’m done.

    • Laura

      I was so sad. SO SAD. The rest of this series was amazing. Maybe our expectations were too high?? I think this is the final, but if she did write another book in this series/world, I would give it a shot. And would review it so you could know my thoughts 🙂

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