Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
This book is one that I’ve been waiting for, and it’s perfection…
Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol
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.
Kyon’s lips against mine are coaxing. With aching gentleness, he attempts to ease the resistance he finds in my tight-lipped response to his kiss. “Kricket,” he whispers.
The summary does a great job of explaining Kricket’s reaction to said kiss. I was not surprised by it either. This is the third book in the series and I adore these characters. Amy starts right where we left off in the second book, Sea of Stars, so there isn’t much time before the action takes off yet again. Her storytelling is so descriptive and genuine that when I am reading her work, it’s like a movie playing in my head.
This book comes out September 8th, so look for my complete review soon after that date.