The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series, Book 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series, Book 1)

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Overview

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.

Full length fiction. Approx. 414pp
Newly edited version released on 02/19/12.
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Editorial Reviews

Katina Hernandez
“There are so many twists and turns in the story and the ending will leave you wanting more. Sorensen wrote a dark and intriguing book.”
Donna (Book Passion For Life)
"I was completely amazed by how Jessica Sorensen has created this story; she has not stuck to an original love story or original vampire's, werewolf's story but created a topic I never imagined reading about. Not only was this story interesting but it was captivating, intriguing, and mysterious, a lot of creativity has gone into it and I loved every minute of it."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012649874
  • Publisher: Jessica Sorensen
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Series: Fallen Star Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 38,182
  • File size: 225 KB

Meet the Author

Jessica Sorensen lives with her husband and three kids in the snowy mountains of Wyoming, where she spends most of her time reading, writing, and hanging out with her family

Other books by Jessica Sorensen
THE UNDERWORLD (Fallen Star Series, Book 2)
THE VISION (Fallen Star Series, Book 3)
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  • Posted July 9, 2011

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    Of The Fallen Star @ Book & Movie Depository blog

    Review by: Cassandra Hernandez
    The Fallen Star is about Gemma a teen girl who has not been able to feel emotions most of her life. Her dreams are plagued by monsters who want to kill her. Along the way she finds some answers to all the mystery.

    In my own words

    Pretty good beginning because we see Gemma is troubled. There are new classmates Aislin and Alex that know things about her. Gemma can be strong-willed and impulsive. Yet, there are times we see her fear of the mysteries surrounding her. Her life is a defenitive shocking revelation. Just utterbly creative fantasy writing done without fail.

    Is this for you?

    Fantasy lovers who like things filled with a smooth story with romance and occasional suspense, then get it

    226 out of 314 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    HOLY WOW!!!! I loved this story!

    My Thoughts:

    "In the midst of a dark forest, haunted by the winters chill, I ran for my life." (quoted from page 1 of The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen)
    That is the first sentence - gripping!!! I was "in" from that very sentence. What struck me first is the fantastically visual language. The writing is so vivid that I was able to actually FEEL Gemma's panic. The characters are mysteriously created with vague descriptions that are intriguing and led me to turn the pages and read on to learn more. By chapter six I was still in the grip of Gemma's emotions and could feel my heart pounding as I continued to read. The story is wonderfully written. The characters are fascinating and I couldn't wait to find out all the answers to the questions I had compiled.
    The story finished as strong as it started. The characters and the plot developed before my eyes! I found myself unwilling to put the book down, always needing to read just one more page; one more chapter. The story tells of secrets both kept and told, friendship, duty, and betrayal. I love the characters, they drive the story. This is a new theme; the fallen star with the power to save or condemn the world. There are mysteries left unsolved and the story finishes in a heart wrenching cliffhanger. Well worth the read!!!!

    187 out of 253 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    The Fallen Star is an exciting first installment of the series. I couldn't stop reading. I can't wait til the next book comes out. If you liked The City of Glass series, you'll love this book.

    166 out of 224 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Definitely Entertaining Fantasy

    The story of Gemma, a teen girl, who for her entire life has been unemotional until she becomes eighteen. She soon meets Aislin & Alex who want to protect her since she is far more important than she thought. There is a deep chain of secrets she uncovers. Alex knows things but can he be trusted even when Gemma feels drawn to him?Then there is Laylen a vampire. But Nicholas who is half-faerie. A searing first book in the Fallen Star series. It's a hugely-thrilling paranormal read.

    143 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    Great book you'll want to read!

    I started reading this book and got wrapped up in it from the beginning. It is a great story that has highly entertaining characters. I love Gemma's humour and sarcasm. This story has everything action, suspense and romance. This is a book you will like to read!

    135 out of 178 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Must keep reading!!!

    I loved the book. It was extrodinarily good and enjoyable to read. Very well written (minus all the typos.. but there werent a lot so they were pretty easy to ignore) and it kept my attention the whole time. I was completely enraptured while reading to the point that i didnt notice i had stayed up past 4am reading. The ending of the book leaves you guessing and im going crazy right now because i want to know!! Please, please write a sequel, mrs. author lady. This book is officially one of my new favorites and im going to make all of my friends read it asap. I really must get this point across: THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC.

    127 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    BookWhisperer Rating: The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

    This self published novel is a breath taking display of talent from this new author. Gemma's story is unique and heartbreaking; creating a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. With a story that plays on the sympathy of the readers it is almost impossible to not find yourself absorbed into this story with so much intensity. Though, I must note this book is so much more than just sadness for Gemma's life; the story is action packed and mysterious creating a suspenseful read for the paranormal and supernatural lovers. With no clear cut direction this is a compilation of the species that readers love in this genre. Gemma carries a Fallen Star's power that proves unique and intriguing, but as the story progresses it is evident that this author knows no bound including Vampires, Fae, Forseers, and a entirely new species that would include the Death Walkers. Specifically, the Death Walkers remind me of the Dementors out of Harry Potter movies, but I have to say that in my opinion it did not deter the story's integrity; other than a slight feeling of déjà voo. I am speechlessly impressed by the ability that this author has shown in this debuting novel, and to find it self publisher was shocking. The conclusion was a heart stopping cliff hanger that comes to a very abrupt halt. As a reader this left me distraught with the lack of a clear cut ending; although as a reviewer I think this was a promise of talent in the author to notice an opportunity to leave the readers guessing for the future of this novel. This is definitely a book to be recommended.

    125 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Grammatical nightmare

    I found the characters immature with absolutely no depth to them. Gemma made one bad decision after another with absolutely no reasoning behind it. The writing was basic, and more suitable for pre-teen readers. The grammar and spelling mistakes in almost every sentence made the book a nightmare to read.

    123 out of 272 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Two thumbs up. Second one the underworld.

    Great great book. Second one is called the underworl.

    123 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Great Book

    Great Book! I really enjoyed it!

    118 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    OMG!!!! Awesome

    This book is amazing!!! So many different creatures in ine book. Characters are all awesome. Cant wait for the next book.

    116 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    WoW

    I love the book but it was dramatic at some parts. I cant wait for yhe next book, great ending left me wondering what will happen.

    115 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Love it !!!

    115 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

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    Very Good Book

    I really enjoyed this book and loved all the different fantasy aspects of the plot. Can't wait to read the second book!

    110 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Wonderful!

    I loved this book so much I read it in one day! The characters and storyline were great and unique and kept me involved to the very end.

    109 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2011

    ??

    There a sequal?????

    87 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Not for adults

    I remember that when I found this book, I was excited and interested, but after a few pages, I couldn't help but be frustrated with the choppy flow of the series. the writing is more suitable for those younger than 14, definitely not for adults. I was disappointed with this book as it couldn't keep my attention long enough.

    68 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Great Book!

    I love this book and the characters are great!

    62 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Irritatingly bad

    I couldn't finish because of all the grammar errors: for example, tuff instead of tough, me instead of she, he instead of she, name confusion, words used in the wrong context, words missing, half sentences cut off, and much more. The tense jumped all over the place which made it impossible to understand the context of a scene. I found Gemma beyond irritating (she had the strangest thoughts at the strangest times, for example, she's running for her life but can't stop thinking how hot Alex is, which just made her seem juvenile and unrealistic) and the (very) slow plot is mediocre at best.

    39 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    LOVED it!!!

    I absolutely LOVED this book. The story was interesting and fast paced which kept me reading until very late at night. I fell in love with all of the characters, especially Gemma who lived though circumstances that seem unimaginable but Jessica does a great job of making her someone we can relate to despite her situation. The first 2 books of this series were exciting and very well written and I absolutely cannot wait for the third to come out!

    38 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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