Darken The Stars by Amy Bartol Review

dtsTitle: Darken The Stars

Author: Amy Bartol

Publisher:  47North

Format: eBook

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley

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.


OHMYGOD. This book, I don’t even know where to begin. This book was everything I hoped for, and nothing like I expected. Amy Bartol is a freaking master- writer. Kricket is a complete character, she is flawed, beautiful, strong, selfish, kind, and practical. Above all us, Kricket is practical. I had hoped so much for Kricket to get a happy ending, and I think in a way she does. She gets her perfect ending.

This book took twists and turns I never expected. After hating Kyon for the first two books, this really shows him in a different light. Kyon isn’t as heartless as he seems, and everything that he has become has been about survival. I just can’t find it in myself to truly hate him for that. I hate his actions, and that he has no remorse, but I can’t hate him. I hate what created him into this.

Kricket also really shows how ingenious she can be in this book, and I loved it. She was sneaky and really figured out that she could only trust herself. She was let down by everyone in someway in this book, and the worst part was that they blamed her. They blamed her for all of their problems, while conveniently forgetting that Kricket was made into this person. By abandoning her on a planet, they chose the future for her, and then blamed her for not understanding or wanting to fall in line with their plan. I can’t stand the Resistance, and I hope they get what is coming to them. Especially Kricket’s father, because his explanations just made me hate him more. 

Amy Bartol created a masterpiece here, and if any sci-fi lovers should check out this series. It has all of the important elements of great science fiction, and a few twists that keep it unique. This is a book that is going to stick with me, in fact I still feel passionate emotions about it 2 days after finishing it and writing this review. I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars, there was nothing that wasn’t spectacular about it!




**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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