AUTHOR: Alyson Noel
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: 2007-2011 – St. Martin's Griffin
SERIES: Yes; Complete Series:
Evermore (2007- The first book in the series) "Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste… Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies."
Blue Moon (2009- The second book in the series) "Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning. In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must chose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day..."
Shadowland (2009- The third book in the series) "At the start of this breathtaking novel, Damen and Ever travel to Summerland in search of an antidote to reverse a powerful poison. But instead of the cure they seek, they find something far more sinister: the truth about their existence and the fate lying in wait of an immortal’s soul. Now, with Damen fighting to save them from the Shadowland, Ever turns to magick, hoping to break Damen’s curse. Along the way Ever encounters the mysterious Jude, finding herself drawn to him in a way that will test her love for Damen like never before . . ."
Dark Flame (2010- The fourth book in the series) "At the start of this mesmerizing new installment of the Immortals series, Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick in order to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she’s bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless—there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of this terrible curse before Damen or the twins can discover what she’s done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper and deeper into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including Damen."
Night Star (2010- The fifth book in the series) "After fighting for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath. Don’t miss this explosive new installment of the #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world! Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it. Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all. Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?"
Everlasting (2011- The final book in the series) "Everlasting is the sixth and final installment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears-all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach. Will they be united-or torn apart forever? Readers will finally discover the truth in this anxiously awaited conclusion!"
MY OVERALL REVIEW:
The Immortals series is aptly named: at times I felt it’d last an eternity.
But Alyson Noel finally completes the Immortals series with the sixth and final installment, Everlasting. Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star and Everlasting comprise the complete series. Throughout these six books, Noel introduces readers to immortals, rouges, witches, ghosts, magic, magical dimensions and some interesting special abilities.
Overall, I enjoyed the Immortals series. It is an enchanting tale packed with romance and suspense. With an original plot, well-developed characters and plenty of action this series has a lot to offer.
However, it should have been condensed to three or four books. Evermore and Blue Moon start the series off with excitement and promise. From the first page of Evermore, I was hooked and completely captivated by Ever and Damon. I couldn’t wait to turn the page and discover more about their story. Then it felt as if someone hit SLOW MOTION! Shadowland, Dark Flame and Night Star really started to drag on, and all three books left me disappointed. Throughout these novels, conflicts were being resolved and things were happening but still I found myself growing bored. And then I read Everlasting, the final book in the Immortals series. It was as if someone hit PLAY again- everything picked back up. As I fell back in love with Ever and Damen, I remembered why I originally liked this series. Noel finishes things off with a bang and does a wonderful job of tying this series together in the end.
Blue Moon-4 STARS
Dark Flame-2 STARS
Night Star-2 STARS
I gave the Immortals series by Alyson Noel 3 STARS because that is what I felt it earned as an entire series. I would recommend reading this series at some point in time!