Friday, August 12, 2011
I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Amazon Product Description:
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 am not actually done with this book yet - three quarters of the way through - I will update this review later today when I finish...but to get you all started....
"In the midst of a dark forest, haunted by the winters chill, I ran for my life."
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 can't wait to finish and find out all the answers to the questions I have been compiling.
Stay tuned for an update here later!
HOLY WOW!!!! I loved this story! I have already gone to Amazon and bought The Underwold which is book two. Saddened only by the fact that I cannot begin to read it until September! I don't know if I'll be able to wait!
So, where did I leave off...
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!!!! Look for my review of the sequel, The Underworld, in September.