Amy A. Bartol books in order
Amy A. Bartol is the American USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Secondborn Series, The Premonition Series and The Kricket Series.
A graduate of Hillsdale College, which was the inspiration for the setting of her Premonition Series, Amy has not only been nominated but also clinched several awards for her writing.
An avid traveler as a way of reigniting her imagination, she currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons.
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
- Under Different Stars (2014)
- Sea of Stars (2015)
- Darken the Stars (2015)
- Inescapable (2011)
- Intuition (2011)
- Indebted (2012)
- Incendiary (2012)
- Iniquity (2015)
- Secondborn (2017)
- Traitor Born (2018)
- Rebel Born (2019)
Detailed book overview
The Kricket Series
Having spent majority of the time evading Chicago’s foster care system, Kricket Hollowell is finally ready to find her place in the world ahead of her eighteenth birthday.
That day finally comes when she crosses paths with Trey Allairis, a youthful Etharian soldier sent to Earth to find her and transport her to her real home.
With evil edging closer, Trey knows that he must do whatever it takes to protect Kricket until she can possess the powers she is incapable of using on Earth.
Kyon knows the potential of Kricket’s abilities, something he yearns to control in order to defeat his enemies.
Caught at a crossroads, will Kricket fight for survival or for love?
Once a young girl desperate to find her place in the world, eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell has come to realize just how extensive and dangerous the universe is.
Transported from Earth to her home planet of Ethar, Kricket learns just how desirable her ability to see to see the future is.
Going by the Alameedan prophecy, one house will ascend to power while the other will be destroyed.
As such, it’s only through seeing the future that one can either change or uphold it.
Targeted by both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses who hope to tip the balance in their favor, Kricket finds refuge in the arms of Trey—her Etharian soldier and boyfriend.
Kyon Ensin at long last has Kricket Hollowell, the priestess with a precognition of the future.
With their powers combined, the two can form a formidable pair. Kricket, however, isn’t slightly interested in the crown of Ethar, given her love for Trey Allairis.
As conspiracies intensify, she realizes that not even those close to her, like her sister Astrid and Giffen--a member of a mysterious order--can be trusted
As the future once foretold by her mother approaches, Kricket will retrace through her fiery future to reshape it.
Faced by her toughest challenge yet, the one certain thing is that she can only count on herself.
The Premonition Series
My name is Evie Claremont. I thought that my freshman year of college would mark a new beginning, but I was wrong.
Nothing has changed since I arrived on Crestwood’s campus.
At seventeen years old, I have an unhealthy obsession with finding the rationale in everything.
Nothing however makes sense ever since I meet sophomore Reed Wellington.
I feel strongly attracted to him whenever he is near, which should be a good thing, but it isn’t.
Reed treats me as though am the worst, yet he is always there whenever I turn around.
Is he hiding something from me?
I have closed my eyes in a desperate attempt not to see him, although I can still smell him. The air around me thickens whenever he is around, sucking the life out of me with his scent—his aroma.
I shake off the feeling and resist it as much as I can. For if I don’t, I will be condemned to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now.
Now, I however crave him…and he knows it.
He would certainly relish my surrender. Although am still alive, how much longer before I start begging him not to be?
At that moment of absolute solace, I hang my head in sadness. I feel like I’m on the verge of my execution, just as he had said.
I move forward again, jump over a fence of fieldstone and cross a field dotted with Queen Anne’s lace.
I shiver all over as I pass the cluster of windmills that I have seen in a dream.
The scent in the field is sweet, unlike the scent of heat that was forced upon me in visions.
I look down the hill beyond the tiny, whitewashed house that I was certain would be there.
Dark ominous clouds hover over the roofline, as though Heaven is showing me the way.
Cold raindrops fall softly on my cheeks as I move from the dark interior of the ship to the cloudy sky of the main deck.
As I tread slowly to the railing overlooking the water, I catch a glimpse of the Irish coastline.
I find it hard to even imagine how the Gancanagh called this place their home for the longest time without anyone knowing.
I raise my face up to let the rain wash over me.
“You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?”
A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to harden my gaze on the rocks along the shoreline.
Delectation makes me pant as my body curls toward Brennus.
He holds me close and breathes in as his nose grazes the length of my neck.
I can feel my heartbeat: I’m his toy.
Another powerful stream of energy flows from him to me.
It is pain, pleasure and raw happiness.
I make a small sound as we dance.
Brennus responds by saying, “Ye’re killing me, mo chroí.”
My wings rip a hole in my day dress, spreading wide beyond my pale skin.
As the song ends, he whispers, “When ye get back, come find me, mo chroí. I’ve healed ye...now wake up and banjax whoever banished ye here...”
The Secondborn Series
“Firstborns rule. Secondborns are government property. Thirdborns are not tolerated.”
On Transition Day, the second child in every family is forcefully taken to serve the government.
For eighteen year old Roselle St. Sismode, her birthday couldn’t have come at a worse time, as she comes to the realization that she is going to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic.
Having had a fortunate upbringing televised since her early childhood, Roselle has attracted the envy of her secondborn peers.
And when she decides to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks, she is branded as a traitor to the state.
It however earns her an ally in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave.
Will Roselle create her own destiny or will fate take its course?
“Firstborns rule. Secondborns are government property. Thirdborns face death.”
Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was forced to serve in the military of the same society that enslaves her.
But powerful factions now plot to change the lines of succession, positioning Roselle in line to replace her mother as leader of the Republic’s armed forces.
Her mother, a firstborn herself, would rather see Roselle dead than let her seize the power of her firstborn brother.
The new masters will pit her against her merciless family.
Hunted down by assassins and torn between allies, Roselle's loyalty, love and honor will be tested to the fullest.
Roselle St. Sismode is a spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords.
Being the warrior that she is, Roselle is expected to steal all the headlines at the Secondborn Trials.
When chaos however erupts during the opening ceremonies, Roselle is kidnapped by a callous agent who has a sinister plan of transforming her into a mind-controlled assassin.
A rogue scientist has however implanted Roselle with a brilliant technology that is poised to make her faster, stronger and even invincible.
Betrayed by her mother, and with her resistance group in tow, can Roselle conquer the evil forces and reclaim her humanity?