Finished Date: August 3rd, 2011
Source: For Review from Author
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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.
“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 cliff-hanger in The Fallen Star, Stephan tried to wipe Gemma's memory but for some reason it doesn't work, she doesn't know who to trust or who to believe, all she knows is that she needs to find her mother and she will do anything to get her back. Needing to find out what Stephan's plan is Gemma, Alex & Laylan head on a mission to bring Gemma's mother back from the one place no-one escapes from..........The Underworld.
The Underworld was such a quick read for me because I was so interested in the plot; I finished it in a matter of days. If you couldn't tell already I loved this book just as much as the first. From the first page I was instantly drawn back into the world that Jessica has created and I spent most of the book on edge of my seat because you honestly can't even guess where the story is going to go. It’s got twists and turns that leave you breathless, a romance that you will leave you begging for more and loveable characters that will keep you entertained all the way through. One thing I love about this book is the different mix of mythical creatures that are included. Not only are there Vampire, Witches and Fae but you also have Foreseers and the Keepers. I believe I mentioned this in my review for ‘The Fallen Star’ but the Foreseers world is truly amazing. It’s a completely new topic for me and I find myself captivated in their world and I'm intrigued to know more. Not only do the Foreseers amaze me but the general storyline of the book is completely unique and Jessica has definitely got the the gift for creating amazing stories.
Our characters are well developed and a complete joy to read about. Gemma is my favourite. With everything she has been through, she strong minded, determined and not afraid to take things head on. Alex is 100% swoon worthy and a total pain in the bum but you can't help love him. He's very stubborn and doesn't show his emotions often but when he does......wow.......yeah like I said......swoon worthy. Now both characters together, I honestly really want to bang there heads together. Sparkles fly when there together and it’s obvious they like each other but the author sure does know how to keep the suspense of their relationship alive in these stories. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat, praying for something to happen and I can't wait to see what happens next.
Overall, this series is fast becoming one of my favourite series. I'm left now dying to know more about the next book in the series. If you haven't read the first book in this series, then I totally recommend it because you are missing out on a great story!!!
Thank you to Jessica Sorensen for giving me the opportunity to review this book.