Monday, June 27, 2011

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Reading Level: Young Adult

Paperback: 304 Pages

Publisher: St Martin's Griffin

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-53276-5
ISBN-10: 0-312-53267-8

My Rating: 4/5
Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world be her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers increase, Damen's begin to fade after he is stricken by a mysterious illness that threatened 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 by the day...

'Blue Moon' is the second book in The Immortals series by Alyson Noel. I found that I could easily jump back into Ever and Damen's world. It was easy to get lost in the story. The beginning moved quickly and the ending was captivating, but the middle of the book left me wanting slightly more. I still love the series, so far, but 'Evermore' for me, was superior. I find that's usually the case with any series. The first book is typically the best. That's not to say, that 'Blue Moon' wasn't good. On the contrary, it was excellent! I just found 'Evermore' to be slightly better.

'Blue Moon' picks up where 'Evermore' leaves off. Ever and Damen are head over heels in love with each other, an undying bond and connection, all that. But there's a new kid at school, Roman. Ever struggles with whether or not it's he is a bad person, or if she just truly does not like new people. I don't want to give away too much, I'm sure tons of people have already read the series but for those who haven't, don't want to spoil it! I'll just say, we get to dive farther into Summerland, the Immortals, and everything else about that world. for me, book two was a learning experience. You get to learn a lot about the characters, including some back stories, and about Summerland and what being an Immortal is really about.

'Blue Moon' is definitely worth reading! Noel has a writing style that's incomparable. Although I didn't like 'Blue Moon' as much as 'Evermore' I still loved it! I will absolutely keep reading this series. I can't wait to see how Ever will overcome her newest obstacle!

2 comments:

  1. I just bought Evermore yesterday, although I didn't realise it was such a long series. I'm a bit hesitant about jumping into another one right now but I am looking forward to reading it! I almost also bought Blue Moon for its cover.

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