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 ...
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Overview

**New Cover, same edition**
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

  • ISBN-13: 9781461052142
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 418
  • Sales rank: 225,772
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    The Fallen Star Series

    I loved the books..I bought them for my Nook..But is it me..or were these book really REALLY short?! I read all 3 in a day! The first book was like 220 pages then the other two were only like 140 pages long! I hope I am not getting the short end of the stick here! I cant wait for the 4th book to come out this month though. Even though there were alot of typos (face it we all make them when typing) the books were very interesting. Even for a 25 year old mother of 2 like me lol! I loved getting wrapped up in love stories with a bit of twists and turns like this. It just wasnt a boy meets girl, they fall in love and then live happily ever after! To me, these books were page turners. Hope this helps!

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    LOVE this Series! Nothing else out there is like this!! Great World, and unique story!! A MUST READ!!

    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 spin off series to come out with some of the same characters, won’t mention who, as to not spoil it for people who may not have read any of them yet :) Great work Jessica, your one of my favorite authors! ( I read all in series 2 times now, just love them all)

    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.

    This book 1 of the Fallen Star series has a pretty good beginning. 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. Very well thought out, and easy to follow. I Love Jessica Sorensen’s writing style. She is amazing. I feel a part of Gemma’s world. And I love how this whole series is not like anything we have ever seen before.

    I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the supernatural with some twist and turns, and suspense.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Awesomeee

    This book be the bomb diggity

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    If

    If i could i would totaly give the fallen star series at least a million stars.. i love this book and all the authors books for that matter....Gemma and alex i freaken love them... and all the supernatural stuff like vampires... fae... stars...power... people who see the future... keepers....i am just like soooo obsessed... i wish they would make a movie. But its totaly a great book for teens... gemma is this girl with awesome eyes who doent really feel things... and then alex this really hot guy shows up at her school.... than her world is totalybflipped upside down... i llllllllooooovvvvveeee this series.
    Lllllllloooovvvveee
    Llllllllooooooovvvee!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Not really a good read

    Not really a good read

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    I CAN'T CUSS? WTF?

    I read the book in one day because i couldnt put it down. I read all four books in three days and i'm not a fast reader. The books are meduim length too. Crazy, i know. I rate it five stars which i rarely do. Btw, there arnt "Spelling errors in every sentence" so quit exaggerating, you dumbutt. I cant cuss on here. Youre lucky i can't. Pretty darn lucky.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    I enjoyed the book.

    I almost didn't read the book due to all the bad revues. This book really wasn't bad, it has a good concept behind the authors idea. Sometimes it's a little slow or Gemma seems slow but seeing what she's going through it's a bit understanding. I would say give the book a chance and judge it for yourself. Give it several chapters before you put it down because the farther you go into the story the better it gets. But to understand Gemma you have to understand what her life has been like. Hope this review helps more to read the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    I apologize J

    I got to page 112 out of 704 before I gave up. The storyline sounded really good and I really WAS trying, but I couldn't do it. Gemma is an idiot and she's just so frustrating, do you have no sense woman! I don't know how anyone can get through the first book let alone the WHOLE SERIES! And don't even get me started on the repetition. The author keeps using phrases over and over again. You need some kind of variety, it's just not well writen. I'm sorry, it looked like a really good plot, but I simply could not take it anymore. It is probably really good if you can get over that, especially since they'e not major flaws by any means, but it was just grating on my nerves.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Fallen star

    Absolutely do not miss this
    Sooo entertaining and funny

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Horribly written? I think the author took out 700+ emails and wr

    Horribly written? I think the author took out 700+ emails and wrote the positive reviews.  Maybe the plot eventually gets good - but the writting is so bad I'm not reading anymore to find out.  

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    good......

    It was a good book, just has the worst ending ever!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    I liked this book

    I finished reading this book and all the others this was th the best of all of them. Sorry but you draged this story out way to long every thing was pretty much a repeat. My best wishes to you on your book maybe i will pick up another one some day but that day will not come soon

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

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    I really enjoyed the series. Although this could have been put

    I really enjoyed the series. Although this could have been put together in just one book. Each book was about less than 200 pages. Also, tell me why I purchased all the books and then a week later they were all 99cents each or FREE? Not cool, barnesandnoble.

    About the book - very good story and I loved Laylen and Alex. I almost loved Gemma though. There wasn't enough time with the characters to feel like you know them. There were too many characters, in fact. There was a lot referencing to people and ways of life that the author didn't introduce to the reader and it made for a confusing read at times. I purchased the Lost Souls series, hoping that it's better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Boring

    Couldnt make it past page 338 i dont think i could take another gasp. Dont waste your time

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

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    My Thoughts: Everyone knows how I love to judge a book by it

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    Everyone knows how I love to judge a book by its cover~and yes I know how wrong that is~so I have to give praise for the beautifully illustrated cover.  When I do my reviews, I try to pick up on one of the most important colors, whether it be vital to the storyline or just a color that stands out on the cover art, and I use a color closest to this as my headers.  
    I tried to do this for The Fallen Star too.  It really is such a beautiful color too.  So of course that is the first thing that stands out for me; plus the fact that the color is pretty important as well in the story.  
    I was torn with this story.  I loved Sorensen's writing style, the beautiful prose she seems to put down that has me trying to capture the essence of what she is saying in my mind, along with the plot line that is an unique idea unto itself.  She pulls creatures that we hear stories about all the time: vampires, angels, demons; and then creates other characters that seem to come out of nowhere.  Like Gemma.  Gemma is an enigma.  A girl that isn't supposed to feel anything, begins to have the prickling sensations that alert her to new emotions coming to her.  We find ourselves being drawn into Gemma's world; her loneliness that eats her up.  
    And this is probably why Alex, the new boy that comes into her life, isn't on my favorites list.  I don't know I just cannot like him.  Yes he is gorgeous, but this seems to be the standard for all YA paranormal books.  I am not complaining; just stating a fact here.  He is brooding and mysterious too.  But he is just so damn rude.  And it isn't that he is a smart-ass either, that I could handle.  He is just....rude.  
    For example, if he doesn't want to hear what Gemma has to say anymore, he covers her mouth with his hand.  Sorry dude, but if you did that to me, you would probably be coming back with a nub.  
    The other characters aren't really that memorable for me either.  Well except one.  Laylen is pretty cool.  And there is an elf dude that I think has potential.  But sorry Alex is just not the one I can root for in any of this.  
    Besides my total dislike for our main male lead, I also notice the story does seem to lag in some areas.  It wasn't totally boring but I did find myself wanting to skip ahead at certain places.  Especially when it seemed certain visions needed repeating.  
    Other than all of that though, I did enjoy The Fallen Star.    Like I said before, Sorensen's writing style is lyrical.  It floats by and is easy to fall into getting lost in the translation of this different world from everyday life here.  
    It is always fun to read about the underground world that lives right among us, with magic all around us.  This is what keeps me interested in reading book 2 and so on.  The magic that is captured on paper, that consists of Gemma's fate.  
    It definitely isn't Alex or his influence on her.  
    I gave it 3 stars because I liked The Fallen Star.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    OMG

    This book was just awful. Just about every character were VERY stupid and following blindly along. It was a great idea but really did everyone have to be so spiritless and mousy. Such a waste of time made me want to throw my Nook against a wall. If I could give zero stars I would.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Blah-704 pgs of nothing

    The author managed to take a fantastic premise for a novel and kill it dead. Roadkill dead. What lasted 704 pages should have been edited down to the first 3-4 chapters, and then gave us some more story. I hate repetitve angst.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

    Gemma can't feel emotion or remember any childhood memories. Bei

    Gemma can't feel emotion or remember any childhood memories. Being around the new boy, Alex, seems familiar but something seems up with him and his sister. The more she sees them the more she suspects Alex hates her, but she could never have been so wrong indeed.

    Having nightmares of yellow eyed monsters must be hard but when you are determined you are seeing them in real life you must be crazy. Too bad she can't find out with Alex suspicious of her every move. Before she knows it she is shoulder length in trouble. I'd hate to be told every fictional creature you have ever read about is real and that you are gonna have to hand over your life to them, yet when it turns down to it, everything rely's on a small purple necklace, too bad she doesn't know that.

    As her and Alex's relationship grows she learns new things about her past, yet she can't help but get frustrated that Alex has been taught to keep everything a secret. Taught that by the father he adores that 'could never do anything wrong'. Thats not a good sign when Gemma has to tell him she suspects its his father behind all the trouble. I can't help but want her to chose Laylen, the only friend she has ever had and the most caring vampire ever, at the same time as wishing Aislin would just confess she still loves him. You have gotta adore Nicholas's personality because its him that makes the book funny. No matter how much you want to scream in his face to stop playing Gemma, you can't help but be impressed by his determination to not change, no-matter how many beatings he gets from Alex and Laylen. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Awesome read!

    I had heard quite a bit about The Fallen Star Series by Jessica Sorensen in the past few months. I decided it was definitely one that I needed to check out. The story line seemed wonderful, and the cover of the book is just gorgeous and really pulled me in. I just had to know more about the girl with the violet eyes! There will also be a movie coming out in the future!

    The Fallen Star Series begins by telling us about Gemma Lucas, a high school student that has a bizarre life to say the least. She lives a very lonely life, not having any friends and being raised by her grandparents Sophia and Marco because her parents died when she was little. Gemma grew up not receiving any love from her grandparents. They acted like they wanted nothing to do with her. The strangest thing of all though is that for most of her existence, Gemma was uncapable of feeling any emotion whatsoever. Once she begins to feel, it is almost too much to handle. It begins with a strange prickle in the back of her neck and then she is absolutely overcome with an emotion. She has also been having horrible nightmares and it seems that the monsters from her nightmares are showing up in real life. Shortly after this starts happening, she meets some new students at school, Alex and Aislin Avery. She doesn’t think much of it since no one talks to her at school anyway, but when they are forced to sit with her in astronomy class she is left with no choice other than actually talking to them.

    Now not only is Gemma dealing with the sudden capability of emotions, but also this strange electric current she feels when Alex is around. She will soon learn that she can’t just ignore it and she will learn many unexpected things about her past and where she came from.

    Will Gemma be able to handle all of the new information that is being shoved in her face? Are the monsters that she thinks she is seeing really there or is she just sleep deprived? What is up with Alex and the electric current? You will have to read to find out. And trust me on this one, you will have to read the next one as well because this one leaves you with one heck of a cliffhanger!

    I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It was a little slow starting, but once I got through a few chapters I was hooked. I felt that in some ways I could relate to Gemma and how she was treated in school. Her character really grew on me. I will definitely be reading the next one soon, as I am dying to know what happened. If you have not had a chance to do so, definitely check out this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    This was a great setup book to a bigger story. The main characte

    This was a great setup book to a bigger story. The main character Gemma is someone who you connect with right away. Once you start reading it is hard to put down. You get so much story in a short amount of time. When I was done I immediately picked up the next book to continue reading. With the character Alex you run the emotional roller coaster along with Gemma were you love him, then hate him, then love him again. This book was very good and I highly recommend the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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