For a book that should be supernatural and with a tiny bit of romance and yet the whole book was just really bad.
When we met our main character Gemma, she tells us that she hasn’t felt any emotions at all in the past 17 years,however for the past few month’s she has found herself feeling emotions. Now that would have been really interesting to hear about, it would have been even more interesting if the author herself could remember that Gemma has been an emotional void for the past 17 years and that her feeling emotions in the space of a few month’s would be rather overwhelming and difficult to comprehend to begin with. That part could have been made into something far more interesting rather than a tag to the side;
‘oh yea I have just started to feel emotions like everyone else’.
The next character is Alex, who starts off, or so it appears to us, hating Gemma and just being rather unfriendly towards her.
However Gemma has never felt emotions befor,e she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t know these things in general. However Alex does appear to be a bit of a jerk overall and it doesn’t change at all during the book.
The side character’s are rather bland and of no interest at all. Although the vampire is kind of interesting but we don’t learn to much about him.
The story is interesting, a tiny piece of a star that fell to earth ended up entering a child’s body and it can’t be removed. The star is meant to be able to stop the world ending.
The story, the Foreseer’s, the Keeper ect, the world should be rather interesting and exciting, it should be something that I would want to read more about and yet… it just didn’t work. Gemma should have had more work on her, for her to feel nothing and then to suddenly gain feelings is something that could have been worked a lot more than it was.
Alex is a complete jerk that I really wanted to hit, although I suspect that wasn’t what the author was aiming for, however he was so moody and in the end it got on my nerves. I just wanted Gemma to stay with the Foreseers in the end, he was so irritating.
On a whole, the story could have worked, but there was so many details in the characters that just made it not work at all, the character’s were so bland and boring, Gemma could/should have been a breath of fresh air and yet she too was just bland.