The Fallen Star

The Fallen Star : Fallen Star Series

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 24mm | 526g
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1461052149
  • 9781461052142
  • 484,875

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27,069 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (8,343)
3 21% (5,685)
2 7% (1,922)
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The Fallen Star is about a girl named Gemma who was not able to feel any emotions until recently. Gemma meets Alex and she feels different around him, and after meeting him she starts to piece to together information about her past and she finds out that the monsters that haunt her in her dreams are actually real.(summary from book) Fallen Star is the first in a young-adult paranormal series by indie author Jessica Sorensen. The summary for the book, does not say a lot on what it is about, so I will tell you some, no spoilers though. We can see that Gemma is troubled. There are some new classmates Aislin and Alex that seem to know things about Gemma, things, she doesn't even know. Gemma can be pretty strong willed at times, as well as impulsive. But then, there are times we can see the mysteries surrounding her scare her. She will soon find out a shocking revelation about her life. This is a very creative story, love the fantasy and mysteries around it. The world that Jessica has created along with the characters and the magicks she places into this world are very intriguing. As this is only part of a series, there's obviously a lot of depth and complexity that she can explore. She has Fallen Angels, Fallen Stars, Foreseeres, Faeries, Vampires, Keepers, Witches, Death Walkers, the works really. The plot itself has lots of potential as well. The idea of a fallen star is not unique to this story, but the twist and turn she has given it is very original. This star can save the world, and that's the intriguing premise and the fun one that can really draw a reader in. Also, having the character suddenly be able to feel emotions is an interesting idea. I felt that Sorensen could potentially delve into exactly what Gemma's feelings and how she feels it. There is a very complex and interesting idea of the soul and emotions tied together, and that being the very essence of a human being is something that she could explore. As of writing this (updating) I have already read the rest of the series, and will tell you now, that this book is necessary to read to understand it all, but keep in mind, it's a first step in a series, and the characters and story really grow over the series of books, questions you have in this one do get answered, I promise, its written this way. It's worth reading, and for sure going on to the next 3 after this one. (There is even a spin off series that is also amazing, with same characters, with a whole new adventure) The best part is how within a few pages you are sucked into the story! I stayed up WAY too late doing the `one more Chapter' thing till the wee hours of the morning. It hooks you from the first chapter. I am hooked on the series, and impatiently waiting for the 2nd in the spin off. The Lost Soul is out, and I read it, now waiting for book 2. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the supernatural with some twist and turns, and suspense. Check out my review blog for more stuff and videos too Concise Book Reviews by Michelle http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/show more
by Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
I loved reading \"The Fallen Star\" by Jessica Sorensen right from the first chapter. I started reading \"The Fallen Star\" in the very late hours of the night (just before midnight), which I suggest you do not do, cause once I started reading \"The Fallen Star\", I found myself enthralled with the story and character\'s immediately. I just couldn\'t put the book down. 1 chapter lead to another chapter and another and another. I ended up not being able to put the book down till 4am and that\'s only because I came to the end of the book and ran out of pages to read (which left me shocked and speechless because of the massive cliffhanger the book ended on). So I must say that Jessica Sorensen has put her début book \"The Fallen Star\" together wonderfully. I could only find 2 things that I didn\'t quite like about the book. The first was, that I knew what Gemma\'s (The main characters) visions meant quite a few chapters before Gemma did and at times it felt like I was waiting for Gemma to catch up. The second thing I didn\'t quite like was Gemma\'s love interest Alex\'s moods. I have bipolar but that boy was even giving me whiplash from his moods being all over the place. But apart from that, I really enjoyed reading \"The Fallen Star\" and I would definitely recommend that you get yourself a copy to read as well. What\'s not to love? A fallen Star, a girl finding her way after being a emotional zombie for the past 18 years, some creepy evil guys with yellow eyes that love to freeze you to death, having visions of someone being pulled into the underworld, lots of secrets, a hot guy or 2 or 3 and much more to read about. The Fallen Star is a great read and really is worth your time. While I was reading it, I found myself on a roller-coaster ride, that had me on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns and one hell of a ending/cliffhanger and I can not wait to read the sequel to \"The Fallen Star\" in September. I happily give \"The Fallen Star\" by Jessica Sorensen 5 out of 5. What did you think of my book review? Will you be adding \"The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen\" to your reading list or have you all ready had the pleasure of reading it? Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog http://paranormalgoddess.blogspot.com/show more
by Natasha
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