Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Series Review: The Fallen Star Series

The Fallen Star Series

Title: Fallen Star Series
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Format Acquired: mobi for kindle
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Publishing House: self published

Summary from Goodreads:
In Book One, The Fallen Star, eighteen year-old Gemma's 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. 

In Book Two, The Underworld, Gemma thought her mind was gone, but she was wrong. And now she is left trying to figure out the truth to what Stephan is planning to do with her and the star, before it’s too late.
But finding out the truth is hard, especially since Gemma doesn’t know who she can trust. There may be only one person who Gemma can turn to for answers, but that means having to go to the one place no one wants to go—The Underworld.

In Book Three, The Vision, Gemma thought she was trapped—that Stephan had finally won. But then time resets and she’s given another chance.
The clock is ticking as Gemma tries to figure out how to change the vision that ends the world in ice. If she can, then maybe she can save the world from Stephan and give her and Alex a chance at a real future. But changing visions can be dangerous, and sometimes one small mistake can lead to disastrous results.


I don't normally review series as a whole, or the whole series, but this one I just had to. This author is a genius, literally a genius. One word to sum up my thoughts for this series is: OBSESSED. I read all four of these books in four days, they were that good. 

At first I thought the series was going to be a bit cheesy, with the end of the world bit and all, but instead I ending up loving it. There were so many new concepts put into play like tattoos for different beings (foreseers, keepers, vampires, witches, immortals, etc.) I found myself overwhelmed at first, but Sorensen explained everything so perfectly that I fell into the world of Gemma. 

Gemma is one of those characters that grow on you. I found her a tad starnge at first because she said that she lived without emotions for her whole life. I wanted to just say "Hold up, how is that even possible?" but I found myself becoming very attached to Gemma and her fate. I did find myself becoming frustrated at her when she just kind of swooned over the jerk that was mean to her in the beginning, but throughout the series she became the kind of heroine that I love to see succeed. I wish that I had as much spunk and bravery that she does by the end of the series. Alex is another character that I found myself loving, despite his jerk able characteristics.  I hated when he was a jerk to Gemma, but I understood everything and his actions as the story panned out. Laylen was another character that I wish I knew in real life. He was just a lost soul, but he was such a sweetheart. 

The story itself is full of twists and turns that will leave you begging for me. I never got bored reading, and that is saying something since I do have a hint of ADD. I blazed through these books, as I am sure you will when you check this series out. I am so overwhelmed with obsession with these books and this author that I even have to use a gif, which I NEVER do. So here you go:


About the Author:
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids in 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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