Title: The Fallen Star
Author: Jessica Soresen
Published: April 9, 2011 by Createspace
Series: Fallen Star #1
Summary: 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.
Review: I really can't get over how cool this book was! It had a mix of everything in it and the originality of the plot was quite amazing.
First of all this book is about a girl who has the energy/power of a fallen star INSIDE OF HER. How many book have you read with that story line? I'm guessing not very many. That in and of itself drew me into this book. Along with fallen stars there are faeries, death walkers, magic, time travel/visions. Pretty much it's just a book filled with my favorite paranormal beings.
The characters and the way Sorenses wrote them was another wonderful point in the book. Gemma talked like a normal person. She sounded like a teenage girl and reacted like a teenage girl would without being overly dramatic or annoying. Alex was the mysterious guy that you can't help but love but don't fully trust. And then by the end I just wanted to yell at him, but hey, that just means there'll be more of him in the sequel.
The Fallen Star was a great book! It had a few errors grammatically, but nothing big enough to detract from the story...which was awesome! Great characters, a great and original plot, and some very nice romance is what you're in for.