Series Title: The Immortals Series
Author: Alyson Noel
This is a review of the overall series.
have to admit, as soon as I'd read Evermore I was hooked. This was a
book was interestingly original while still maintaining a
comforting familiarity. The protagonist, Ever, wasn't overpowering or
whiny and didn't take long to explain why she acted so strangely. Her
relationship with Damen and her friend's, Miles and Haven was sincere
and the way she dealt with High School enemies was more or less
ordinary. Though she seemed a bit desensitized from the memory of her
family her family with whom she'd recently parted. The overall plot of
the first book was clear and consice. Which is more than I can say for
the rest of the series.
Ever is now an immortal and is spending more time with her new found
love, Damen, in a place called Summerland. Here she learns to manifest
items at will. As the book progresses we see Ever grow stronger and in
turn Damen grow weaker. In the end she is tricked by a rogue immortal
named Roman into giving Damen a cure containing her blood. This helps
him regain his strength but mean's that if they ever touched, Ever's DNA
would kill Damen. In my opinion, she completely acted out of character.
In this book Ever and Damen learn of the Shadowland, the place where
those without a soul lay to rest. Jude, an ordinary mortal with
knowledge of the mystical beings of the world. Though how he
knows so much confuses me as his only information source is his carer
Lina. As nice as his chaacter is, I feel that his existence is a little
pointless. It seems Noel wrote him to give the series a 'love triangle'
of sort's. But Ever only lets Jude think he has a chance with her when
she never loved him as anything more than a friend. In the end he almost
kills Haven (a character which I didn't like anyway) but surprise,
surprise give's Ever the option to save her and turn her into an
immortal. Not only a selfish move but it lands her in heaps of trouble
in the next book.
Flame. This was basically pages and pages of nothing. Suddenly Damen and
Ever grow apart and she thinks she loves Roman, because she accidently
binds herself to him when a spell she performs goes wrong, I actually
went back a few chapters to make sure I did't miss anything. Ever seemed
like she hated Roman and his smarmy ways. But now it seems that this
was what she loved about him. Haven also becomes obsessed with him. In
the end Jude ruins Ever's chance to get the antidote by killing roman.
Haven walks in and blames Ever for his death and plans to get her
Night Star. At this point I thought this series was a lost cause but I continued to read it to see how it ended.
Haven's vendetta against Ever proves to be a problem for everyone. So
Ever brakes up with Damen to see if she love's Jude more (she doesn't)
and Damen tells Miles about everything. Haven turns super evil and tries
and fails to kill Ever because she is 'unkillable' (not my words) then
she tries to kill Miles just after she throws a shirt with the antidote
stained on it, into a fireplace. Ever realises she must be stopped and
sends her to the Shadowland with a mighty punch to her weakest chakra.
Can't say I missed her, but she did make this book a decent read.
really get into this book because of the boring start. It seemed quite
rushed like Noel was trying to quickly find a solution to everyone's
problems. She gives ever a floating oracle called lotus to send Ever on
countless journeys to put right all her wrongs. In the end she releases
Drina, Roman and Haven from the Shadowland so they can move on, at which
point Roman gives her the antidote in list form. Then she, being 'the
chosen one' has to find a tree with bear's fruit that can reverse the
immortal spell. She and Damen decide to become mortals and be together
for the rest of their natural lives. Not exactly what I'd expected but, an ending no less.
Rating Overall: 3/5