Title: Blue Moon
Author: Alyson Noël
Series: The Immortals
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Read: January 24
Format: Paperback from my shelf
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….
From what I remember about my previous read through of this series – up to book 3 – Blue Moon was not my favorite and it was mostly because of how easily Ever lost Damen and her friends. It pissed me off to no end that after the hell that she went through in the last book, she still couldn’t get her happy ending. Of course, now that I’m reading it again, I’m still annoyed, but at the same time I’m also annoyed with Ever for not trying to help sooner and for trusting all the wrong people. I mean, there was a reason that she didn’t trust Ava in the last book. And the fact that she still trusted Roman despite the fact that he admitted that he was going to kill Damen was just downright stupid.
Personally, if I was Ever, I would have let Damen die. I mean, here’s this guy who basically admitted to keeping Ever on this side of the bridge for his selfish reasons, someone who doesn’t want to tell her about their past lives, and who was so easily turned against his ‘soulmate.’ I would have gone back in time to save my family too. But of course you know the guilt about making that decision is going to eat at her for at least the next book. Roman was right about one thing, she’s just too predictable.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. So after all that whining why am I giving this book 4 stars? Well, I actually liked the character of Roman and I also like that Ever didn’t turn to something stupid after ‘losing’ Damen. She’s grown, but she still has a long way to go.
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