Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Blue Moon

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 increase, Damen's begin to fade after he is stricken by a mysterious il;ness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimensions of Summerland. where she uncovers not only the secrets of Dame'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.

I have just finished the book and let me tell you, it surpassed all my expectations by far. From the very first page, my heart was pounding in suspense in a deep emotional roller coaster that seemed unable to pause. I felt like running because the action boiling inside of me because of this book was so amazing, it left me exhausted after I finished it.

I was surprised at how strong Ever is. She has a mind of her own, and even though she's in love with Damen, she knows her limits. I love that she has the will yet she is still a vulnerable character, caving into her deepest secrets and falling behind on one part or the other.

Roman was a fantastic character, too. Having that irresistible allure you can't prevent even if you hate him. And it's this allure that makes him so dangerous. I thought I had this book nailed down, that I knew what was going to happen. I even read the last sentence before finishing it, but the twists and turns are so sharp, you don't see them coming. Blue Moon is definitely a tale that will be in the readers' mind until their thirst is satisfied by the next installment. The writing is superb and though many people may say the plot is too common and too like other books, the truth is that it is woven so perfectly together, it's a whole other story. Definitely a must read.

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1 comment:

La Coccinelle said...

I found Blue Moon exhausting, too. But for different reasons.

It's interesting how people can have such different reactions to a book. You can read my review of this book here... it's almost the complete opposite of yours! :)

This is a nicely written review. Good job!


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