Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was once too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago’s foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she’ll stop running and after all find her place on this planet.
That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he should offer protection to her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth…and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this bizarre girl.
Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket’s gifts—gifts he’ll keep watch over when he’s taking her for his tribe and leads the forces with a view to claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult number of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love.
Winner of four 2014 utopYA Awards, including Best Book of the Year and Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year.
Revised edition: This edition of Under Different Stars includes editorial revisions.