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Series Review: Dark Flame, Night Star, and Everlasting by Alyson Noël

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Dark Flame/Night Star/Everlasting
    by: Alyson Noël

Publication Dates:
             June 22, 2010
             Nov. 16, 2010
             June 7, 2011

St. Martin's Griffin, 320 pages
                                302 pages
                                336 pages


Ever is trying to help Haven make the transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat — exposing their secret world to the outside. But Ever's struggle to keep the Immortals hidden only propels Haven closer to the enemy: Roman and his evil companions.

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman — and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state...and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.

Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself — and her future with Damen....

                          -goodreads.com description

This is book 4 in Noël's Immortals saga and I wasn't very crazy about this book. I just felt like there wasn't a whole lot going on. As the summary above reveals, Ever has gotten herself into a bit of mess, as she's been messing with magicks and accidentally binds herself to psycho Roman. She's drawn to him and instead of confessing to Damen how she messed up the spell, like she should have-she turns to Jude, who always seems to be in the wrong place and the wrong time.

Haven's transition to Immortal life is not going well.... at all. Haven is reckless and does not care about consequences. She becomes obsessed with her power to the point that she is on a path to self-destruction.



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?

                                         -goodreads.com description

I honestly wasn't crazy about this book either, but I did like it better than the previous one, mainly because we got to glimpse some of Ever's past lives and just how deep her connection to Jude really went.

Damen and Ever are yet again facing the issue that Damen witholds things from her- things she feels she has a right to know. It's your classic, he won't tell her everything because of fear of what will happen, and she acts impulsively to find out the truth.

Haven, ugh. Such a pain in the ass if you ask me. She is hell bent on destroying Ever and Jude and almost succeeds.

Overall, not a bad book, but I was ready for the last one at this point.




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!

                          -goodreads.com description

I actually really liked this book. It concluded really well and I loved how absolutely everyone and everything came together.

Sure, Damen was irritating for a bit, per usual, but finally got his head out of his ass and made the right decisions. Ever really transformed in these last two books. Finally, she is making decisions the way she is supposed to, even at the cost of her and Damen's happiness. She realizes what must be done and does it. I admire her for that.

I think this was a decent series and I do not regret reading it.

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