Saturday, 16 November 2019

Shattered Promises - Jessica Sorensen

Book: Shattered Promises
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Shattered Promises, #1
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: 24th February 2013

My Rating: 🌕🌕
Date Finished: 13th November 2019


For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.

Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.

Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.

Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.

As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.


This is now the earliest bought book on my Kindle, coming from March 2014 and since that's nearly 6 years ago, I think it's high time I read it, so here goes.


So we meet Gemma, whose at college. She's never felt any sort of emotion until one day when she's suddenly hit by some invisible blast and then tears are falling down her face. The sudden influx is hard for her and she begins to have dreams of weird creatures stalking and trying to kill her, as well as seeing two different guys. And then one of those guys turns up at her college.

I struggled with this from the start. I just wasn't connecting with the story at all. My interest heightened a little at the introduction of Alex but then it started to wane again at their antagonistic behaviour. But I realised they had some sort of history that she couldn't remember.

It seemed to take forever for her to piece it all together and realise they were her memories!! I even figured out who the bad guy was going to turn out to be after that vision she fell into so that didn't surprise me in the least.

I also wasn't interested in the thing she had going on with Alex and that's the stuff I read books for, the romance.

I won't be continuing the series.

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