By: Jessica Sorensen
Blurb (from Goodreads):
**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of The Fallen Star told as a New Adult Paranormal)
For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
My Thoughts (4.5 Stars):
To begin with, I'd like to say that I am a huge fan of The Fallen Star series and Jessica Sorensen's writing in general! The Fallen Star series is one of the first paranormal super natural/fantasy romance books I read last year when I first found my passion for reading. I was excited when Jessica announced that she would be releasing an adult version/re-imaging of The Fallen Star series.
Shattered Promises is every bit as good as the original story and then some. You do not have to read the first Fallen Star series before reading Shattered Promises. If you're like me and have read the original series, don't worry that it'll be the same story told re-told. The characters are the same and there is some familiarity with the story, but it is a nice story in its self. I really enjoyed revisiting and reconnecting with the characters that I grew to love in the first series.
In the Fallen Star series I so badly wanted Alex and Gemma to have a physical connection. I kept wanting Alex to make a move on Gemma, but it just wasn't a part of that story. Shattered Promises on the other hand provides the reader with that missing piece, if you will.
In Shattered Promises, Alex wants to do the 'right' thing, but he's not exactly sure what is the right thing to do. Should he do what he wants or what his father, Stephan tells him is the 'right' thing to do. He was raised and trained to be unemotional, not to act on feelings because giving into emotions is weakness, according to Stephan. Alex is basically brainwashed by his father.
Alex and Gemma are a custom to feeling zero emotions, but when they're together it's impossible for them to ignore the ever so present and intense feelings that run through their bodies. Both are somewhat unsure of what to do with those emotions run from them, try their best to ignore them, or act on them.
If you like books that are intriguing, mysterious, have amazing characters and are out of this world good...this is the book for you! :)
Keep a look out for Book 2, Fractured Souls...
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