Friday, 23 August 2013

The Underworld, Jessica Sorenson

The Underworld (Fallen Star, #2) by Jessica Sorenson, reviewed by Bronte

Warning, this book may contain spoilers of the first book.

The Fallen Star

What is this book about?
Gemma thought her mind was gone, but she was wrong. And now she is left trying to figure out the truth to what Stephan is planning to do with her and the star, before it's too late. But finding out the truth is hard, especially since Gemma doesn't know who she can trust. There may be only one person who Gemma can turn to for answers, but that means having to go to the one place no one wants to go-The Underworld.

Who should read this book?
If you read The Fallen Star and enjoyed it. It is a fantasy book for young adults.

How long is this book?
390 pages, an average sized book.

Story Line: 7/10
Well written: 3/5
Enjoyablilty: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

Star Rating: 3 Stars

Question 1. What character has remained the same pot of tea?
I think that Gemma is still a very naïve person that can't see things that are balancing on the end of her nose. However I like the fact that she is more of a stronger heroin and starts to think that people can't push her around like in The Fallen Star so voices her opinion more often, which I like.

Question 2. Which character has a whole new flavour?
Alex is quite different in that he finally starts treating people with the respect that he didn't give them in the first book. You also find out more of his past with Gemma so you start to feel sorry for him. I also have to put Lalyan in the equation as you see a lot more of him and his character in this book.

Question 3. Which characters would have the most awkward conversation whilst drinking tea?
Probably Stephan and Alex because they are father and son, but completely different and would have a really awkward conversation for reasons that you have to read the book to find out.

Question 4. What book would you prefer to read while drinking tea?
Umm, I'm not sure because I still haven't decided if I hate this series or love it! However there has to be something that is keeping me coming back to read some more!

Question 5. Favourite quote!
'Everyone will hurt you if you let them in'

Overall: Like I said, I still don't know if I love this series or hate it, but I am currently reading the 3rd so there has to be something that I like. I think that the characters are a lot more, alive? In the sense that you find out more about them and they are more expressive so you feel for them more. However there are things that are so plainly obvious to me that I would have thought anyone would be able to solve the mystery, that isn't so mysterious. Saying that, this book had a lot more twists and turns that I didn't guess than the first book.

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?

1 comment:

  1. The whole series- the fallen star, the underworld, the vision and the promise are truly amazing books. If you dont get them your missing out on so much, they are all incredible books, the whole series, I can't fault one page out of any of Jessica's books:) all of them are real page turners you just want to carry on until you've even realized you've finished the book! I personally couldn't stop reading, your magnificent Jessica, keep going!
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