Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Darken The Stars {Review}

 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

Globug's 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.

 Author's Bio

I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website:

Author of The Premonition Series:
Inescapable (Book 1)
Intuition (Book 2)
Indebted (Book 3)
Incendiary (Book 4)
Iniquity (Book 5) *Release Date: 12/8/15

Author of The Kricket Series
Under Different Stars (Book 1)
Sea of Stars ( Book 2)
Darken the Stars ( Book 3) Release Date: 9/8/15 *pre-order available on

The Divided - A Science Fiction Romance short story, which is included in the Take Me To Your Reader: An Otherworld Anthology. 

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