Saturday, November 14, 2009

REVIEW: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

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 are fading—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, uncovering 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...   (Summary from the website of Alyson Noel)

Click here to read an exerpt from the book. 

My thoughts...I jumped right into Blue Moon after finishing Evermore so the characters were all fresh in my mind.  This book picks up right where the previous one left off.  Damon is teaching Ever how to control her powers and use them to her advantage.  Ever, her character showing tons of growth,  is no longer hiding in her hoodies or drowning out her gifts with noise.  She actually feels like a somewhat normal person, except for the fact that she isn't and neither is her boyfriend Damon.  I really enjoyed this second installment in the Immortals series.  I found it very hard to put down and I stayed up late into the night tearing through the pages.  Like the first book, I thought it was well written.  I did not find myself confused, I felt connected to the main characters, and I could visualize their world.  I still dislike Haven, she is annoying as usual.  However,  I did enjoy the new characters Romy and Rayne, the magna twins who live in Summerland. 

My only hang up was again the ending.  This time, the choices Ever made left me very frustrated and saddened by their outcome.  The current problem is wrapped up at the end and the setting is clearly set for the next book.  My frustration comes from wanting Ever and Damon to have their happy ending.  The way things ended, a happy ending is no where in sight.  I can't wait to dive into the Shadowland, the next book in the series. 

For more information on Alyson Noel and her books, visit her website.

If you enjoy Blue Moon, you may also like...
1. Shadowland by Alyson Noel
2. Stargazer by Claudia Grey
3. Need by Carrie Jones


Rain Maiden said...

I so enjoyed these books too. Major cliff hanger at the end of Blue Moon.

Liyana said...

Great review. You managed to phrase it exactly how I thought. Ever did grow in terms of being more outgoing, but I thought she needed to learn that Damen is not everything she has to live for, and that she doesn't owe him her life just because he saved her.

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

Great review! I can't wait to read Shadowland!

Maria said...

Wonderful review!:)

The Couch Critic said...

Great review. I liked this series (so far). I was screaming at the cliffhanger too.

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