Name: The Fallen Star
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Published: April 7, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Purchased: August 19, 2015, free on Kindle.
I know that this is a young adult novel and it’s been re-written into an adult novel, which I will read next, and I do enjoy a good youth novel from time to time but this wasn’t my cup of tea and that’s putting it mildly. I just wanted to see what the adult novel came from and from getting as far as I did, I didn’t even finish it, I hope she made some much needed changes.
I actually took some notes but there was this one line that really just bugged me to no end. Gemma hasn’t been able to feel emotion but now she gets this prickle on the back of her neck and emotions come. “It was poking at my skin like a tattoo needle,” was the line that got under my skin.
I don’t have a tattoo on my neck, nor do I want one there but, I do have two tattoos on my side and let me tell you, that was the worst pain I have ever felt. Of course, I got them in one of the most painful places but, that’s besides the point. Tattoos, no matter where you get them, hurt and hurt bad.
I doubt getting a tattoo on the back of the neck feel like a prickle but, that’s just my opinion, if anyone has a tattoo on their neck I would really appreciate it if you would let me know how it felt.
Now, a couple of other notes. She had no idea who was talking about her, none at all, even though it was as plain as day who was talking about her, if not by the voices then by the subject of discussion.
While she was listening in, she gasped at something she already knew. There was no reason for that gasp to be in there. If the author wanted a little ‘did they hear me?’ scare, move a book or something, don’t act surprised at something you already know.
Going off with the strange boy you know nothing about and who had only ever been a hateful jerk to you, very smart.
Has already called him gorgeous multiple times, then says she hates to admit it. Doesn’t seem like you hate it, honey.
And that was as far as I got before I just had to put it down. I wouldn’t even go so far as to recommend it to its recommended audience let alone to anyone else. Let’s hope the rewritten adult novel is better.
Thank you for reading my review.