**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of the young adult book, The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen, told as a New Adult Paranormal)
Jessica Sorensen’s Shattered Promises is an interesting paranormal adventure. This book is supposed to be a retelling of a young adult story for new adults. Well, I never read the previous version, but I think this version works.
At first I was skeptical. The cover and description prompted the purchase. Upon reading, however, I got lost. The main character, Gemma, seemed one-dimensional. Then, Sorensen reveals that the MC is devoid of emotion. That would definitely make a person a little one-dimensional. The story picks up when she discovers emotion and meets the electric Alex.
Sorensen’s story line and characters are inventive. The plot involves a quest and the usual girl meets boy scenario. However, the quest involves a fallen star that somehow is INSIDE a person (Gemma). So, naturally the girl is anything but usual and the boy is even more strange. Every time he touches her or comes near they radiate electricity. Of course there has to be a love triangle. But, even Sorensen’s triangle is odd. It includes a sexy vampire!
Shattered Promises had me laughing at parts and sighing in others. It was a book I couldn’t put down–humor, sex and mystery all in story. Thankfully, I purchased the next book! I highly recommend this new adult book.