Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together. But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity. Now sharing so much as a single touch could bring about Damen’s death…and send him plummeting into the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses her herself in magick. And in her quest, she 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 soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…
*breathes deeply through nose* Oh-kay. Look. I know Damen and Ever’s love is supposed to be soulmate worthy stuff here, but it’s kind of hard to believe their soulmates when someone *coughDamenAugustecough* keeps pushing the other away. I mean, honestly in the first book he was allowing Ever to adjust to her new life as an immortal, even giving her the option of not being one if she so chose. She overcame it and decided to be with him forever. In book 2, he wouldn’t share his long history with her which allowed Roman to come in and basically almost kill him. And now here we are in book 3 where you think everything is going to be just fine except for the little spell Roman did, when wham. Another person comes in to complicate matters. And not just any person. But apparently the person that Ever has been with before she met Damen in one of her many lives. Actually, more than that, and Damen realizes that he needs to stop influencing her decisions and backs out. Giving her three months to decide if Jude is really what she wants this time. Why do guys always think they know what’s best for girls?
Anyway, aside from the Damen drama, Ever also has to deal with pesky Roman and now Haven who seems to be catching onto things a little bit more than Ever is comfortable with. Which I’m sorry you knew was going to happen at some point. There is one thing Jude said that made the most sense out of everything. Ever is a little bit serious. Especially considering she’s seventeen. Lighten up.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. I’m still determined to finish this damn series. Even if my disgust for Damen and Ever grows with each book. Hopefully, they learn their lessons and can move past all of this, right?
Bookshelf worthy? Take a trip to Summerland. It’s much more enjoyable.