Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
At the start of this breathtaking novel, Damen and Ever travel to Summerland in search of an antidote to reverse a powerful poison. But instead of the cure they seek, they find something far more sinister: the truth about their existence and the fate lying in wait of an immortal’s soul.
Now, with Damen fighting to save them from the Shadowland, Ever turns to magick, hoping to break Damen’s curse. Along the way Ever encounters the mysterious Jude, finding herself drawn to him in a way that will test her love for Damen like never before . . . from GoodReads
This novel starts as gripping as any other in the series. Both lovers are faced with such an obstacle, it makes a strain in their relationship. But then, when Damen reveals that they are destined for the Shadowland...everything gets even more complicated.
Ever struggles to find the antidote until she comes around a book of magick which Damen thinks is sinister and dark. But that's not the only thing...the beautiful Jude appears and Ever and Damen's love is tested. Maybe they weren't meant for each other?
What I loved about this novel is that it really presents the characters more than in the last two books...they seem more breathtakingly real than before. The end is gripping and it is a cliffhanger you won't believe.
Jude, the new character, is amazing. You feel as if he's your best friend and you can tell him anything. But who is he? Or better question...what is he? (You'll have to find out). In this book, alliances are drawn and old characters come to hunt Ever...testing her trust like never before.
One thing that I didn't like at all was the constant use of the word 'gape'. I hated it. Every time it appeared I cringed a little. And this is more about personal taste but I hate pet names and the times Ever and Damen call each other 'Baby' just makes me want to throw up.
In one sentence:
Alyson Noel has taken the Immortals series to a whole new lever...ahem...a whole new universe!