Thursday, March 19, 2015

"The Fallen Star" by Jessica Sorensen!
*Review & Spotlight*

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Originally posted on May 8th, 2013.  Re-posted for TBR review post.

The Fallen Star, #1
~Published: April 11th, 2011

~Length: 419 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

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For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she's around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma's life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn't be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death.

~ 4/5 Roses ~

A young girl, who's never known affection from her grandparents, suddenly finds herself thrust into a world she'd only experienced in her nightmares.  With mysterious new friends she's forced to trust, and creatures trying to kill her at every turn, how can she hope to deal with the biggest surprise yet- that she has a fallen star inside her?

Filled with deep characters, surrounded my mystery, danger and suspense, this book keeps you on your toes, until the very end, only to leave you wanting more!

This book does a fantastic job at setting the stage for a very exciting and unique adventure.  Gemma finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between light and dark, and the power to end the world (or save it) hidden inside her.  Only, it's not so hidden anymore, and now she has monsters who want her power, at any cost.

Living with distant and un-affectionate grandparents who turn out to have dark secrets of their own, Gemma's never gotten close to anyone.  Then she runs into Alex (literally).  Why does he hate her?  His glares and cold attitude don't make her life any easier, and the fact his touch leaves her skin excited and warm makes it all the more confusing.  It only gets more complicated when she finds out she has to trust him, maybe with her life.

Can she fight monsters and evil creatures?  Can she stop them from opening the gates of the Underworld, bringing life as we know it to a shuttering halt?  Can she figure out why Alex drives her so crazy?

I recommend this book to any YA fan, who likes adventure, romance, thrills, and magic.

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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