Release Day September 8, 2015
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 received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
"I don't understand" is what I'm feeling as I finish reading Darken The Stars. I was so anxious to read the final book in this series. I adore Kricket and Trey. I had full on hate for Kyon when the second book ended with him getting possession of Kricket. It killed me but I had high hopes that the author was just setting me up for an epic HEA for Trey and Kricket in Darken The Stars. That's not at all what I got.
By the 24% mark I started to become concerned because I was falling for Kyon right along with Kricket. It was the last thing I expected to happen. I was confused about half way through when Kricket seems to accept her developing relationship with Kyon. What the hell happened to her devotion to Trey. I started to think well maybe she's letting him go to protect him from the fate that she has seen for her future. I tried to put aside my growing disappointment in where the story was going. Kyon continues to grow on me and I hated to start routing for him.
There were a couple of times that I felt like the story flow jumped a little leaving out a detail that was needed for everything to make sense. I hated Kricket's father and Giffen and Kyon's father is real bastard as well. Trey doesn't actually have a very big role in this book at all. The little time that is spent with his character is disappointing because it doesn't feel like he puts Kricket as he priority even though it's what his heart truly wants. I loved the small bits we get of Jax and Wayra, two of my favorite supporting characters.
This series was so creative and I fell so in love with the leading characters that I can't help but to be disappointed with the way the series ended. I felt like too much was left unresolved and there were no winners of a happy ending. There was so much potential for this to be one of my favorite series if the ending had given me a little more happiness for Kricket. Lord knows her character had earned it.