Book Review: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

January 2, 2011 Young Adult Book Reviews 8 ★★★★★

Book Review: Blue Moon by Alyson NoelTitle: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Series: The Immortals #2
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin on July 7, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
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five-stars

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 begin to fade after he is 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, 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 each day....

Also in this series: Evermore, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star, Everlasting
Also by this author: Evermore, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star, Everlasting, Fated

Blue Moon is the 2nd installment in the Immortals Series by Alyson Noel. I have to say that it is my favorite of the series so far. You really get to delve into the romantic and intimate parts of Ever and Damen’s relationship in the first half of this book. Honestly, I enjoyed this book so much I couldn’t put it down. I loved how “in love” Ever and Damen are and the internal struggle to take their relationship to the next level. I was eager to see if and when they would finally be one and how far their relationship would go.

The only downfall to this book, and really the entire series, is the fact that is can be predictable. After reading the story for just a little, you can pretty much figure out who the bad guy is and what is going to happen. Ever struggles with figuring out right from wrong and dealing with her own insecurities and trust issues, while learning about Damen and her past. Damen’s role is pretty much non-existent in the second half of the book due to his “illness” and we meet a new character, Roman, who adds quite a twist to the whole story.

The key thing about this book is how Ever gets the chance to change her life and possibly stop that fatal accident with her family. We get to see whether she chooses a life without Damen or a life without her family, although the outcome is fairly obvious, the way it leads to that is something you don’t really expect. I also didn’t like how Ever can be so selfish sometimes and, possibly, a bit dumb, in that she can’t see the bigger picture and can’t learn who to trust. It really is her downfall and how the book is able to progress so far, I suppose.

Even with the book’s predictability and Ever’s character being a little bit annoying, I enjoyed the storyline and couldn’t put the book down, wondering what would happen next. Alyson does a good job of making you want to know more, despite the obvious flaws.

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