Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

**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.

Source: eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review

I feel like a guppy out of water. I'm an incoherent, babbling fool. This book seemed to suck the words right out of my head but I'll try to make this review worth it. I think New Adult books by the likes of Jessica Sorensen, Rachael Wade and Jennifer Armentrout may have ruined YA books for me. Now before you go throwing books at my head, just hear me out! This book has the anticipation with all of the angst you'd expect from a YA read except it is more graphic and has follow through. I'm an adult so it makes sense why it would appeal more to me. 

Scattered Promises will have your heart beating a mile a minute and then abruptly stop. I have to admit that I have not read the original YA version, The Fallen Star. I'm afraid that it wont compare to this one but I will give it a try. I don't think Jessica Sorensen can write a bad book based on the ones that I've read. It is unlike many of the paranormal romance books that I've read and is an exhilarating tale of the story of a fallen star. This book just quenches a thirst that I've been dying to fulfill. It even has one of those douchey boys you can't help but fall in love with. You may want to keep a tissue nearby....not for your tears but for all of the drooling that will ensue. There are so many twists and turns that leave you begging for more. There were some things that were left unanswered and have me itching for the next book. I really need to thank Delphina for introducing me to Jessica's books. 

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