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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 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.
I had been wanting to read this book for just over a year because I had heard good reviews for it, so I bought the whole series for my kindle. My mum, my sister and my cousin had already read it before me so I decided that now would be the time to read the series so that when there talking about it I knew what they were talking about and so it didn't spoil it for me when I finally read it (I made my mum and sister promise not to talk about the book in front of me or until I had read them) they all said they were okay but they didn't get into the book until around 20/30% of the way into it but I was hooked from the start.
The pace is pretty slow going at the start and the plot has been done a thousand times before - shy girl meets cute boy - but Sorensen put her own amazing spin on it which I didn't see coming. Obviously I knew the book was about a fallen star as the book title gives it away but who knew that the fallen star would be inside a person, a star that can save the world.
There is a lot of tension between Alex and Gemma from the time they first meet to the end of the book and it seems like Alex and his sister Aislin know an awful lot about Gemma even though they had never met before or so she thinks, there are plenty of cliff hangers throughout the book which I love because it keeps me reading. There is plenty of adventure and it is packed full of interesting new characters Forseers, Death Walkers, Keepers etc. and the further into the book you go the more there is to learn about Gemma, Alex and all the other characters in the book and they important roles they play in Gemma's life.
Not long after meeting Alex and Aislin we meet Laylen a nice guy who used to be a Keeper like Alex but he is now a Vampire/Keeper. Laylen shares with Gemma some information on her life, who she is, who her mother is and Gemma finds that he is the only one that she can trust to tell her the truth.
Gemma has a recurring dream of the strange man with the scar on his face telling monsters - which we later find out are Death Walkers - to slay her, barely escaping the dream when she wakes, only to find that the monsters are in fact real along with the man with the scar, but you will have to read it to find out who it is.
I read the book in 2/3 days and the cliffhanger we're left with is huge and it left me wanting to read The underworld right away.
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