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Don’t Mess With Visions: A Review of Jessica Sorensen’s “Broken Visions”

Goodreads.com Description: “Gemma thought Alex was dead, that she’d made an irreversible mistake and would never see him again. But then her father resets time and she’s given another chance to be with Alex, if she can save the world and get rid of the star. Gemma decides to follow in her father’s footsteps and attempt to change the vision of the end of the world. If she can pull it off, then maybe she can have the normal life she’s always wanted and Alex and her can have a chance for a real future. But changing visions is dangerous, and sometimes one small mistake can lead to disastrous results.”

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

(this is a re-imagining of the Young Adult Paranormal book, The Vision (Book 3 in the Fallen Star Series) told as a New Adult Paranormal)

My Thoughts:

So far, “Broken Visions” by Jessica Sorensen is the best book out of the series! Plot thickens, emotions deepen and characters develop further in this paranormal story.

I’ve enjoyed the characters throughout the “Shattered Promises” series. Sorensen gives us more to love in her third installment. Gemma started out as the blank slate main character. In Book One, she found her emotions. In Book Three we learn that Alex was responsible for that development. Now Gemma is dealing with so many emotions that she wishes she could go back in time. But, only for a minute. Alex continues to be a brick wall. He does a great job of hiding his emotions but Gemma is putting all sorts of chinks in the concrete. By the end of the book he’s having a real struggle with his own emotions. “Broken Visions” was clearly only about these two characters. Laylen, Aislen and Shasta have very minor roles. And, poor Nicholas, the mobile Renuzit air freshener fairie, meets an almost tragic end.

The character of Gemma is like a giant rose with many petals. Pull back a petal and learn something new–emotions, powers, relationships. This time we learn about her father, another Foreseer, and more about her mother. Oh, and the little rose has a ‘bud’ in development.

I love Sorensen’s handling of time travel. Instead of the usual contrived and obvious ways of travel, crystal balls and even spontaneous visions send the MC into the past or into the future. Gemma learns that she is a rare Foreseer/Keeper who has great powers. She can concentrate and travel to where ever she needs to be.

The only thing I disliked about “Broken Visions”? The next book in the series hasn’t been released yet! I’ve already pre-ordered mine.

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