In twenty one years, Gemma, a beautiful girl with violet eyes, was never able to feel anything. She never had any kind of emotions. She doesn't have friends, her parents died when she a was baby and she lived all her life with her cold hearted grandparents. Not that she would mind, after all she have no feelings. “For as long as I can remember, I've never been able to feel any emotion. Sadness, happiness, love; they are all just words to me. They have no more meaning or importance than the shoes on my feet.”
Until that one day, out of nowhere, she cries. She doesn't know why she cries or what triggered it. She just cries and from that moment on, everything changes.
She starts having nightmares that look to real and starts having every sort of feelings: Anger, sadness, doubts… and when Alex suddenly enters in her life, attraction and lust, and maybe love.
In the beginning Alex is an asshole. He treats her really bad but somehow is always around her. After he appears things starts to be even stranger. And after a while there’s no denying that there’s something wrong with her and that Alex know exactly what it is.
When she starts to being chased by strange creatures he has to tell her the truth: She has the power of a fallen star trapped inside her and there are people that want that power at all costs. He is part of a group that keeps the world safe and his job is to keep Gemma’s safe.
He was trained not to feel anything, not to do anything except for his job. That’s why he doesn't know how to deal with her and his feelings. He are breaking every rule just by talking to her but he can’t stay apart either. “You want to know something real about me, Gemma? I’m empty. Dead. Completely numb inside, except for when I’m around you.”
And when the story starts to develop and secrets start to be revealed there’s no more turning back and you get completely sucked into the book.
I’m usually not the biggest fan of paranormal fantasy (there’s some I really liked, obviously, but it isn't normally the genre I go for) and this book completely seduce me. Jessica Sorensen didn't disappoint.
The story is very good, the characters are really well achieved (I normally don’t love the heroines, but I liked Gemma a lot) and there are a lot of paranormal creatures (and I mean… A LOT! Since vampires, faeries, witches, angels… we see it all!)
Not to mention, Alex is sexy as hell. Even when he's being an asshole.
I’m now anxiously waiting for the next one! :)