Series: The Immortals #3
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin on November 17, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Evermore, Blue Moon, Dark Flame, Night Star, Everlasting
Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together. But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity. Now sharing so much as a single touch could bring about Damen’s death…and send him plummeting into the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses her herself in magick. And in her quest, she gets help from an unexpected source...a surfer named Jude.
Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…
Also by this author: Evermore, Blue Moon, Dark Flame, Night Star, Everlasting, Fated
Shadowland is the 3rd installment in the Immortals Series by Alyson Noel. This book wasn’t really that great to me, probably because of the struggle of Ever and Damen’s relationship. Here, they have to deal with the consequences of Ever’s (stupid, albeit, understandable) decisions and Roman’s ever-growing presence. In this book I found the characters to be quite annoying, especially Haven, who inevitably plays a bigger role in this series than I thought. She is definitely a selfish person who has some serious issues and who I wouldn’t choose as a friend if I could, but somehow Ever loves her and you’ll see the result of that play out in this book.
I did like the new character Jude, who adds a very good twist to this story and the relationship between Ever and Damen. Ever realizes an instant connection to him and as the book progresses, comes to see just how significant he is to her life. But will this be the end of her relationship with Damen?
Well, that is what plays out in the rest of the series. Anyways, Jude is a very handsome character who is definitely one you’ll like and, so far, isn’t tied down with all that drama that the other characters seem to have. I really enjoyed his part in the book and his interactions with Ever, and even though his role in her life does come to be pretty obvious, it’s still nice to see how it plays out.
In this book you also see how increasingly selfish and self-centered Ever can be as some characters come into play who threatens her “alone time” or privacy with Damen. Even though she is only 16 and reveling in her new love and all, it is a bit annoying at how she can’t seem to “share” Damen in any way. Also, her decisions in this book and the last aren’t the best, which makes me want to slap her sometimes, and yet, in the end, I still want to see her happy and with Damen. Despite all that drama and all her mistakes, I still love her relationship with Damen and how they interact together. Wanting to see them end up together and see how they conquer all their obstacles to do, is what keeps me interested in this series.