Blue Moon (The Immortals)
Author: Alyson Noel
Ever and Damen are finally together. That is until Roman comes in, snuffing Damen out as the new kid. Ever doesn’t let his flirty ways get to her, not when it finally feels like everything going right in her life. Then strange things begin happening. Damen leaves her stranded when they were supposed to finally be together and then starts flirting with her enemy, Stacia. More than that and even more disturbing, he has aura suddenly. And the love he’s felt for Ever for over four centuries has turned to disgust. He’s losing his immortality.
Ever fights the clock to find out what has turned Damen against her and morphed the school into bizzaro-land. Discovering that she can save Damen from a terrible fate, Ever also discovers that she can have her family back. Ever has to decide if she’ll go to these lengths to save Damen. Is she willing to lose her true love to turn back the clock?
I found myself very intrigued by all of the properties of crystal magic that Alyson Noel added to this book. It’s very different from what I’ve in other books. Very spiritual. I just wish she would’ve taken the time to explain the properties and purposes that Ever used them for because I didn’t feel like Ever was mystified by it at all. Like in Evermore, I felt like it dismissed and rushed when they shouldn’t have been. But I found the deeper exploration of Summerland, that magical dimension that Damen showed Ever, to be a place of sheer imagination. It was gorgeous and rich, and I wouldn’t mind visiting the place myself.
The pacing of the story was quick, moving in the blink of an eye, which is exactly how Ever perceived what happened in her life. It all changed so suddenly, which made this rollercoaster of dramatic life or death, emotional rollercoaster that much more interesting. I was racing against time just as Ever was.
I can’t say I was very interested in the narrative however. Ever had a way of repeating or overly describing as if the reader needed it. Honestly, I didn’t need constant recaps about how Ever knew Damen loved her and would never hurt her(<– only one example). It made me feel like she was trying to convince herself.
The storyline of this series is still my favorite. It’s breathtakingly haunting. Both chilling and beautiful. I’ve never come across anything like what Ever and Damen share in other books that I’ve read. It’s not every day that a guy will search for you generation after generation with determination that the two of you will be together. The sacrifices made by both of these characters for one another is chilling and beautiful. Definitely the works of true love.
Would I reread this? I’m not sure. There were certainly bits that I loved, but there were those that I didn’t. This was an iffy one for me.
“It’s like we’re always connected. And I have to admit that I like it that way. Because only with Damin can I be my true self—my thought-hearing, energy-sensing, spirit-seeing self. Only with Damen can I let my guard down and be the real me.” (Ever, p. 26)
“This sleek, new-millennium Damen is a strange to me. And as I look around this room once more, I wonder if it’s too late to save him.” (Ever, p 181)
“None of this should’ve happened. It’s unnatural, not right, and now it’s my job to put it all back.” (Ever, p. 203)
More to come soon…
P.S. Song today? Love by Lana Del Rey.