Book: The Fallen Star
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal Fantasy
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.
|The Fallen Star, how to explain this one… First off, I really like Jessica Sorensen’s writing and this story intrigued me after reading the first chapter. But some parts seemed to drag on way longer than necessary, and it took more time than I care to admit to finish this book. That could be because I’m in a huge reading slump – not the book’s fault.
Now, the plot was great, I cannot find any fault there. This was somewhat different to what is currently popular on the market. I was also surprised by how much was included into this plot, without seeming as too much or getting lost in the story. This added to the interest of what could happen next.
I loved Alex – the male lead character. Gemma, as the main protagonist, was sometimes too repetitive and this could contribute to the slow read, but I still think that there is a lot of growth opportunity there for her. The other smaller characters has definite stories to tell, and I’m hoping that these will be featured in the next installment.
The cover is stunning and what first drew me to pick up this book in the first place. Sometimes I think that the best stories are never read, because the cover did not entice readers into picking it up.
Overall, I’d say this is an easy read for when you don’t know what to read next, but still crave something with a great plot.