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Series Review: Evermore, Blue Moon, and Shadowland by Alyson Noël

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Evermore/Blue Moon/Shadowland
    by Alyson Noël

Publication Dates:
     Feb. 3, 2009
     July 7, 2009
     Nov. 17, 2009

St. Martin's Griffin, 301 pages
                                 284 pages
                                 339 pages

The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...

After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wieling a magis so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

                                       -goodreads.com description

I was very hesitant to start this series, especially after reading its reviews on Good Reads. I'm glad I gave this series a try. It's no Mortal Instruments or anything like that, but I found I am liking it well enough. Yes, it is reminiscent of Twilight and even Lauren Kate's "Fallen" series. You have your typical gorgeous guy, and your girl who thinks she's nothing special and tries to hide herself away.

I liked the main character, Ever, but she could get annoying with her insecurity and jealousy. Damen, was also likeable in this book, but I could understand Ever's frustration with his disappearing acts and how he runs hot and cold.

I didn't particulary care for Ever's best friend Haven. She was a bit of a whiney underdeveloped character, if you ask me.

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....

                               -goodreads.com description

This is Noël's second book in the series and I have to say it broke my heart a little.

Ok, more than a little. Things ended on a good note with Damen and Ever in "Evermore", but things get messy pretty quick into "Blue Moon".

We are introduced to Roman, the new kid at school. Ever is creeped out by him, but everyone else seems like him. Ever's suspicions turn out to be right- he is NO bueno! Soon- Ever is faced with losing everyone that ever mattered to her, including Damon. Stubborn that she is, she's not giving up without a fight.

Though, damn this girl makes some rash decisions. The end leaves us with a "Are you freaking kidding me?!" moment... Noël knows how to draw out some angst!

Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives - and fought off the world's darkest enemies - so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen...one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death - plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick - and gets help from an unexpected source - a surfer named Jude.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love - and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger - and tests her love for Damen like never before....

                              -goodreads.com description

Book 3 of Noël's 'Immortals' saga. I have to say, this book was a little slower for me than the other two. I just didn't feel as if it had as much action.

We are introduced to yet another character who plays a big deal in Ever's life, by the name of Jude- a hot surfer guy, who works at the magic store Ever goes to for information. Jude plays a big role in this book and also ties in to her past lives.

If it's not one thing wedging between Ever and Damen, it's certainly another! I suppose these crazy kids won't get their HEA until Book 6.... sigh....

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