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The Fallen Star – Spotlight & Review

 The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

  • Reading level:Young Adult
  • Paperback:452 pages
  • Publisher:CreateSpace (April 11, 2011)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1461052149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461052142

Book Description:

“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.”

My Thoughts:

I ended up really liking this book! It was a bit hard for me to get into initially because I found that there was a little too much internal dialogue, too much repetition in the “she’s a loner” theme and not enough action or descriptions of why things were the way they were. Too much telling and not enough showing in other words. But as I kept reading, I really got into the characters and the story. (Don’t worry, the explanations come later in the book). I am also really wanting to read the next book, The Underworld, to see what happens next. 🙂

So to put it in simpler terms, great characters – check, good world building – check, good plot – check, originality – check, good development of the characters & plot – check. All the things that you want in a good read. I think with a bit more polishing from the author and a trip or two to a really good editor, The Fallen Star would have been an exceptional book instead of just a good one. But for a first time author, I was impressed with the total package all in all. There were some pretty obvious editing mistakes that threw me out of the story for a minute, but I would recommend it to fans of young adult paranormal fiction if you can see past the editing mistakes.

This book is available in Kindle & Nook e-book format and paperback on Amazon, though the paperback price is currently not right from what I can tell, but I’ll put the link in if you want to keep an eye on it for the price adjustment.


Find out more about Jessica Sorensen & what she’s working on at her BLOG  

Buy The Fallen Star at: Kindle Paperback

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August 31, 2011 - Posted by | New Author, New Releases, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , ,

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