The Underworld (Fallen Star, #2)
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**New Cover, Same Edition** 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 me...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published July 31st 2011 by createspace (first published July 30th 2011)
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“Forever,” he said his breath shaky. "It means we're bonded together forever."

As you all know, I loved the first book 'The Fallen Star' in this series and I was left wondering if this book 'The Underworld' would be as good. Well, we all know second books in a series tend to.......ermm what's the word I'm looking for.....ah fall short? Now the question you should be asking me is "Did The Underworld fall short?" and my answer will be.................HELL NO! It totally rocked!

After the massive c...more
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Starts out where the shocking cliffhanger of the The Fallen Star left off. Things have changed drastically. Gemma has now become determined to rescue her mother no matter what. Even going to the Underworld to do it.

This book is a great follow-up to the first one. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole book. I didn't get much work done, as I could not stop reading it, and read late into the night. I finished in 2 days as I HAD to find out what was going to happen next. Jessica is a master at...more
Rebecca McKinnon
After reading the first book in this series, I decided to go ahead and read the next one. Surprise, surprise, I liked #2 better than #1--which, if you know me, you know that's surprising.

I didn't realize just how much I liked this until I got to the end and realized the next one isn't out yet. Yes, I got grumpy really fast.

The main character, Gemma, did kind of rub me wrong (but not as much as in the first book). However, even if you have a hard time with her, keep reading! It's so worth your ti...more
Natasha
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The Underworld is the 2nd book in the "Fallen Star" series by Jessica Sorensen. I must congratulate Jessica on such a wonderful follow up book for "The Fallen Star". I found that I really loved reading "The Underworld" and getting to know more about the characters that I fell in love with and loved to hate from the first book.

I must say that I was surprised t...more
Joy
This book continues the story of Gemma, the teenager with the power of a fallen star within her, and her sometimes companions Alex, Aislin, and Laylen as they work to save the world from evil. Unfortunately, many of the problems which plagued the first book continue in this one, specifically the need for a good editor (it was "your problem" not "you're problem"). There were fewer new concepts in this novel than in the first, and those were mostly extensions of what was revealed then, which left...more
Heather B (Owlnestly Reviews)
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I don't normally review series as a whole, or the whole series, but this one I just had to. This author is a genius, literally a genius. One word to sum up my thoughts for this series is: OBSESSED. I read all four of these books in four days, they were that good.

At first I thought the series was going to be a bit cheesy, with the end of the world bit and all, but instead I ending up loving it. There were so many new concepts put into play lik...more
Secretly Adorkable Readers
Read from 03/24/13 thru 03/28/13 all 6 books that has been released so far (The Fallen Star Series 1-4) *1 The Fallen Star, *2 The Underworld, *3 The Vision, *4 The Promise and then the continuation or spin off of the fallen star series goes into Fallen Souls *1 The Lost Soul. Then Shatter Promised Series- *1 The Shatter Promised Adult version of the Fallen Star Series where Gemma is 21 and Alex is 23 with a different twist.

I started reading this books a few days ago and just kept reading each b...more
Kim
Luckily I was armed with The Underworld before I finished Fallen Star with it's huge cliffhanger. Once again, the author delivers with more unique action and suspense. For a second installment, I appreciated that there wasn't as much background rehashing as I see with many series books. The negative in that is that you do have to start at the beginning but I never read series books out of order anyway. The author just continues to add on more intrigue to the story. It's interesting because the w...more
Tiana Dalichov
I have two words for you guys. Holy. Crap.

When I read The Fallen Star, I thought: "Okay, cool. This is a neat concept and it has tons of potential." But to use that potential so well? Wow! The Underworld was an awesome journey that I finished in one day, which only happens when I literally canNOT put a book down.

I am falling deeper and deeper in love with Alex and Laylen, and I find them to be such rich, awesome characters. Alex in particular. He's so mysterious, and his relationship with Gemma...more
Emily Steele
The second segment of the Fallen Star series started with a bang. The story begins soon after Gemma supposedly gets her mind erased by Stephan, the main psychotic protagonist. She is left by a series of questions, the main questions being why is she alive and why can she still feel emotions. Gemma must find her mom in order to find out what is going on, but she is unable to trust any of her "friends" due to their previous part in Gemma's near demise. However, she must learn to trust again given...more
Mahz
I'm speachless!
This book was...I dont know—amazing, brilliant And bloody fantastic!
Wow I couldn't get enough of this book—the characters and the plot were impressive
When I turned to the last page–my hate for Stephan grew, love for Alex and Gemma grew and I couldnt freaking wait till I read the third book of the fallen star series, the vision:)
Sam
This book left me frustrated because I can't read the next one. To be honest, that revelation about Alex and Gemma at the end sucked ass.
Kristi
I really enjoyed this book!!! This is the 2nd book to The Fallen Star series. It explained alot more than the 1st one did. This story was very well written. It also became so intense at times I had to keep reading.
Gemma overcomes so much with learning everything she did. Alex learns a few things as well. Which is kinda jaw dropping because my mind was like SERIOUSLY did that just happen. Laylen and Aislin learn something which Aislin deals with it alot better than Laylen. Then by the end they e...more
MiMi
So I read the first book. And it was just ok but I decided to see if the series gets any better. Oh Gemma/Jessica Sorensen


I thought it would get better however it got worse.

This is how Gemma was:


She trusted the wrong people, yelled at her friends, and complained about her life all the time.
I was like:


Then Aiden tries desperately to be nice:


But noooo Gemma reacts like this


And Gemma ultimately decides to go on a selfish quest instead of saving the world.
THIS IS JUST THE FIRST TWENTY PAGES IF THE...more
Carrie (Bears Read Too)
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Sara
Gemma learns that her mom has been trapped in the Underworld since she was 4. She wants to save her with the help of Alex, Laylen and a Faerie/Foreseer Nicholas. Nicholas is a trickster and causes her trouble. As a Foreseer, Gemma should be undergoing her trainning in the City of Crystal. But Alex hasn’t let her s go since he needs to protect her. Alex breaks a rule and gets sent to the City of Crystal to pay his debt by getting his energy drained from him. While he’s there, Gemma is getting tra...more
Shari
4.5 stars....

Where to begin...

I was flipping through my kindle recommendations on Amazon and did a little happy dance right there in my office chair when I saw that the 2nd book in the Fallen Star series had been released - Underworld. I thought back to how much I enjoyed Fallen Star and couldn't wait to dive back into the world of Gemma and Alex and find out where their journey would lead.

Their story takes off at a run, right where Fallen Star ends...with it's "O-M-G did he do it?" cliff-hang...more
Lorelie
When I finished reading the first book of these series The Fallen Star (Fallen Star, #1) by Jessica Sorensen I was a little disappointed because there were points that I just don't understand the character. But being the kind of person who wants to finish every book she started I had no other choice but to read the next one. And I had to admit that this book was better than the first one.

In this book, the author had introduced all the characters more better and she made it really exciting.

With Laylen and Alex,I am soooooooo falling inlove with...more
Cassandra (The Book & Movie Dimension blogger)
Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog

Starts out where the shocking cliffhanger of the Fallen Star left off. Things have changed drastically. Gemma has now become determined to rescue her mother no matter what. All while she comes around to trying to understand her emotions better. Alex too is trying to come to grips with how he feels for Gemma, if any. New truths are revealed of the mysterious Fallen Star's origins which can save the world or end it. Another very...more
S C
Just reading the first two chapters I think I came across the word 'heck' about 50 times, sometimes twice in the same sentence!

What is this author's obsession with the word 'heck'?!

After tolerating it through the first book, I couldn't face the horrendous grammar and spelling mistakes, as well as the nonsensical use of the word 'heck', so I skipped through to the end and read the last few chapters.

After reading the last few chapters, I have to say I'm glad I didn't put myself through reading...more
Rachel
I tried to like this book, and I convinced myself to give it two stars instead of one, but to be honest I was disappointed. After reading 'The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden', I thought I'd try another one of Jessica Sorensen's book since I thought that series was pretty good. After reading this, I think she should just stick to romance. It may not be so, but it felt as though the author had no experience with sci-fi fantasy literature, and it shows.

Reasons why I didn't like this book:

1. It w...more
Jade Amalou
So book two of the fallen star.
I enjoyed this book maybe not as much as the first but close enough, mainly due to all the new magical additions such as foreseers. It created more tension and excitement, so many different abilities coming together.
In this book gemma goes to the underworld to find her mum which isnt such a good idea since people dont return from there.
She is struggling to trust anyone and annoyingly her relationship with alex has not developed as much as id of liked it to by this...more
Christina
A lot has been explained, or made more clear. No heat, and I don't know that it needs it at this point. Just like book one, it ends, without any closure. Waiting for next in series..
Alexa
I loved it!!!!! love Alex i like the cover
Mitchii
*I think goodreads should consider having half star rating system.* 3.5/5

Diving in without remembering the first book, my reaction? I’m totally screwed. I think I said before that the first book was forgettable. But I’m bit surprised that I actually, genuinely enjoyed the book. When I started the book I don’t have any clue what’s going on (or what happened) I know, shame on me. But while I don’t remembered the story anymore, I don’t know what got into me and I still wanted to read the sequel. Bu...more
Amy_Read to My Heart's Content
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So Fallen Star wasn't the love of my life. I liked Gemma, I loved Laylen, and could not stand Alex one bit. But I did like the story enough to continue the series.
And I have to say I am glad I did because The Underworld was much better at grabbing my attention and holding on to it for dear life!
Gemma is finally coming around to my side now because she isn't too trusting of Alex either. I did marginally gain a little bit more respect for him but .....I sti...more
Kandice Dover
But...how....Why...but...that isn't...Ahhhhhh!!!!

I can't even process this. I don't even know where to begin with this. I'm just really mind blown right now. And hurt. I am honestly hurt. How could someone do that????

Okay...so let's *attempt* to write a review, shall we?

As I've stated, I have been mind fucked.

I honestly didn't expect this to turn out the way it did. I really didn't. I expect a trip to the underworld, get mommy dearest out, and things could be simple enough to deal with. But no....more
Megan
I’m not ashamed to admit that I was so deeply engrossed in Jessica Sorensen’s “The Underworld” that upon reaching the end of the book I paged back and forth between the last page and the ‘about the author’ page quite a few times before it sunk in that the book had ended.

Suffice it to say that my “WTF” face probably scared a few people on the subway.

Book two of the Fallen Star Series picks up just a few days after the first left off. Gemma has a few more ideas about who she is and what is happen...more
A Book Vacation
Well, of course, this novel leaves us with another huge cliffhanger… Sorensen is killing me here… I need the next book, like, yesterday! But, that aside, I am happy to say that Sorensen’s prose and story line has improved in this sequel, and I found myself enamored by the novel, in love with most of the characters, and highly interested in everything that was happening to Gemma and her companions.

The story picks up right where Fallen Star left off, giving the reader the much needed answers to t...more
Caragh
This review can also be found at: http://loadedshelves.blogspot.co.uk/2...

The second book in the Fallen Star series, The Underworld didn't disappoint. Unlike the first book, the action began almost straight away, answering questions from the cliffhanger we were left with. Was Gemma's mind taken? Could Alex really do that? What IS that electric? (Okay, you have to wait a while for that last one...)

Like any good series, I fell in love with Gemma & co. Sure they have their flaws but their acti...more
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.


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“You remember the word we said when we pressed our hands together, right?"

I nodded. Forem. But what does it mean?"

"Forever,” he said his breath shaky. "It means we're bonded together forever.”
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