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August 21, 2011

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

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Series: The Immortals 2
Format: Hardback
Release Date: July 7, 2009
Purchase Link: Amazon

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 begin to fade after he is 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, where she uncovers 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.

Following the events that happened in Evermore, Ever Bloom is now an Immortal just like Damen. And with his help, she is slowly honing her powers and even attempting to gain entrance to Summerland. But then a new guy, Roman, shows up and suddenly strange things started happening. Roman has the ouroboros tattoo, the one that marks Rogue Immortals but she can see his aura and sense his thoughts but Ever's gut is telling her that something doesn't quite add up. Then Damen starts to weaken until ultimately he betrays Ever and starts treating her like crap.

Remaining loyal to Damen and their love for each other, Ever decides to find out what's happening and discover that someone is poisoning Damen which explains his odd behavior towards her. Set on finding a cure, Ever takes a journey that poses the question on whether or not being with Damen is worth all the trouble and his eventual death or if they'll be better off apart.

Much like the Fallen Series, Ever and Damen are star-crossed lovers made to endure lifetimes of unrequited love only to find each other and relive their loss again and again. But unlike the other popular Lauren Kate series, this one is surprisingly good.

First of all, I like that Ever is not a helpless girl. She has her moments but she doesn't let anybody push her around, in fact she's the one doing the fighting and the saving so far. Next point is I understand Damen's hunger for Ever, imagine yourself deprived of the one you love, waiting hundreds of years for her latest incarnation only to be robbed of her company for one reason or the other, in this case Damen's ex-wife Drina who happens to be dead courtesy of Ever. I would totally learn from the past and ease my regrets by making the most of the time at hand to make up for everything that was lost.

I like the flashback parts where Damen shows Ever her past lives and how they met. We even get to glimpse how Damen became and Immortal and how he met and eventually married Drina. The latter is a bit painful for Ever to watch but it gives us an insight on Damen's character and why of things. I just had a sob moment when our heroine chose to relive that horrid car accident that killed her parents and Riley only to be counseled by her wise little sister that their death is their fate and there is something else waiting for Ever. This was Ever's way of paying her dues, thinking that if not for her thing would be different and she'd trade that life with Damen just to set things right.

I'll be honest, based on the mixed reviews I though I'd be disappointed by the series. I was even preparing to give it a 2 star review. Am I happy to be proved wrong! But at the same time I'm saddened that damsels in distress (Stupid Girl by Pink plays in the background) is more appealing and popular nowadays as compared to strong and smart females.

Well, Ms. Alyson Noel, I am one of those people who like your series. Thank you for giving your heroine such a pretty name, making Damen so sexy and for making Ever an intelligent fireball.





3 comments:

  1. Great review hon. I haven't read this series yet, but my sis has it. She doesn't read much (well, at all). I will just take them LOL! I am glad that this isn't like the Fallen series. Thank you for letting me know that, I was worried LOL! This sounds great and smart, thank God. Great review again hon, thank you :)

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  3. Yeah this is better than the Fallen series but it still has that teenage angst stuff.

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