Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blue Moon - Alyson Noel

Summary: Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers are increasing, Damen's are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen's past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day... (Summary and Image from alysonnoel.com)

My Review: I know what you are thinking. As if the gentle criticism on the similarities wasn't enough, she had to go and give it a title that conjured up all the New Moon hype we have been seeing. To top it all off, they are both the second in their series.

After surviving her seventeen year old boyfriend's 600 year old ex-wife (yes, you read that right), Ever is beginning to get used to her new abilities and her new relationship with Damen. She makes peace with her demons and finds her place in her school and in Damen's arms. When Damen starts acting....well...normal, Ever has to figure out what has happened to her invincible soul-mate and more importantly who is responsible. As their relationship unravels, Ever will explore new dimensions of our world , and new dimensions of her heart as she faces the knowledge that to save him she may have to have him forever.

I read the this novel, the second in Noel's Immortals series, in less than 24 hours. It was so hard to watch these character fall apart after I had come to love their little teenage love affair so much in the first book. I liked the direction she took this book, casting doubts on everything she had revealed in Evermore and leaving you wondering if Damen and Ever will ever find happiness after 400 years of tragedy and heartbreak.

My Rating: 4 Stars. Again, these books would be appropriate for 14 plus years of age.

Sum it up: Looking forward to the third book in the series -- Shadowland.

Read Kim's review or Mindy's review of Evermore, the first book in Noel's The Immortals Series.

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