Monday, December 28, 2009

Blue Moon Review

Title: Blue Moon
Series: The Immortals
Book #: Two
Author: Alyson Noel
Pages: 284

Published: 2009
Reading Level: Young Adult

You were just so desperate to trade your life for his, so willing to do anything to save him...

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... 

Amber's thoughts:
I read the first book in this series (Evermore) over the summer, and although I wasn't absolutely amazing, I did enjoy it. I was expecting this book to be at least as good as the first one, but I was a little disappointed. The plot was overused and not very original. The entire time I was reading, I kept comparing the book to others that I've read recently. 

Having said that, I did like Ever's character development. Ever was a very realistic, believable character I could become attached to. Damen was okay- his character was fairly flat, and but I didn't really get to know him in this book. He seemed like the classic dark-haired/sexy/sweet/dangerous type of guy you find in so many books nowadays. 

What I did enjoy about this book was it's familiarity. The writing style was so distinctive that it brought back my memories of last summer when I was reading Evermore. It was like putting on an old pair of shoes or riding a bicycle- comfortable and familiar. 

I gave this book three hearts because I would recommend it, but I would also warn you not to expect much from it. Some may find it enjoyable, but not as much as Evermore. Sorry this was such a short review! I just couldn't find much to say about it. 


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Great review...I love it when reviews are honest. I'll try not to expect too much when I read this :)

Natascha De Marco said...

This series is going downhill girl, too much like Twilight at times.