I am a pretty big fan of Amy Bartol, and absolutely love the Premonition series. I have to admit, I was hesitant to give the Kricket series a try; not because of Amy’s writing (because she is quite good), but because of the story premise involving Aliens.
I am glad I ignored my hesitancy. Because I pretty much fell in love with the characters. Kricket is wonderfully smart, brave and funny. I actually wish I was more like her. I liked the fact that every other main character in this story had unique personalities that never wavered from how they were depicted throughout the story. None of them were dull, which was nice.
I suppose the only negative thing about this story, was that you really have to keep up with the language used. Since it takes part on another planet (Ethar), they use peculiar words for certain things. At times, this made me pause and try to adapt to the meanings of these words. I got through it, though.
Since I am a sucker for romance, I love that this book involves a bit of that. Tasteful dialogue (very PG-13), which is perfectly fine for this style of book.
Give this book a try; especially if you like Amy’s other stuff; you will not be disappointed. Eagerly anticipating the next book in this series. Oh, and this book didn’t have a cliffhanger. It wrapped up nicely, which was something I was hoping for.