Review: ‘The Fallen Star’ by Jessica Sorensen

Review: ‘The Fallen Star’ by Jessica SorensenThe Fallen Star Series: Fallen Star #1
on April 11th, 2011
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Vampires, Young Adult
Pages: 449
Format: Paperback
Source: won
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.

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Gemma grew up most of her life without ever feeling any emotion and one day she feels a prickling sensation in the back of her neck, then miraculously she feels it. Feels sadness, anger, jealousy and all the other emotions she was denied of when age was born. In comes dark haired, green-eyed gorgeous new guy Alex. From the moment they meet there is electricity literally cracking between them.

The only thing I disliked about this novel was the lack of explanation about the world Gemma is pushed into. Where did Keepers come from? Why do tattoos appear when one becomes a Keeper or Foreseer? How did Vampires and Faeries come about? There is a lot of questions that need to be answered. Gemma is kept in the dark and so is the reader.

The writing was sub-par. I mean there could have been soo many scenes where I would cut down. I know the author wanted the two to develop a relationship over time, but I found it tedious and a tad dry. As for the characters, urrrhh I have to be honest, Gemma was your typical teenage girl, and sure she had some remarkable qualities like having a star’s power radiate within herself, but did she really have to gush over Alex EVERY time he was near? I know hormones are insane at that age and I don’t blame her for wanting to jump him, but if she did then THAT would have made it SO much more interesting.


“I faked a smile, pretending like it wasn’t a big deal. That I didn’t feel like I was going to throw up. That heart didn’t feel like it was breaking. That a guy I barely knew, who hated me, wasn’t tearing me apart. But it was. It really, really was. (27)
You guys may think it’s okay to do it, but it’s not. Yes it may have to be don’t to save the world, but it’s still horrible because, aside from what you guys may think, I’m not just something carrying around a star inside if me. I’m human too. Or ar at least part human. (380)




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