Series: The Immortals #4
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin on June 22, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Night Star, Everlasting
Ever is trying to help Haven make the transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat — exposing their secret world to the outside. But Ever's struggle to keep the Immortals hidden only propels Haven closer to the enemy: Roman and his evil companions.
At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman — and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state...and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.
Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself — and her future with Damen....
Also by this author: Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Night Star, Everlasting, Fated
This is the 4th book in The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel and I have to say, it just keeps getting better. When I first started this series, I really liked it, but didn’t think I would love it. But as each book progressed and I saw the changes in the characters and the intensity of the plotline and drama, I really grew to love it.
In this book you watch as Ever deals with her mistakes in magick and battling the “darkness” within her. You also see an inevitable and formidable enemy emerging in Haven as she dives deeper into her relationship with Roman and her newfound abilities as an Immortal. This is the book where Ever matures and through all the hardships she has faced, and the demons she’s battling with now, you see her strength as she tries to overcome it all.
If anything, Alyson’s writing has always been a plus throughout the whole series as she tells her stories in great depth without boring the reader. You get a very vivid picture of the scene and characters that makes you delve into the story eagerly. She definitely leaves your heart pounding at times of distress, piques your curiosity with mysteries of the past, and touches your heart with the love and intimacy that Ever and Damen share. Also, I am really enjoying the love triangle between Ever, Damen, and Jude. As a definite Ever and Damen fan, I found myself, at times, swaying towards Jude because he is really a great guy who you’ll see truly loves Ever. All of their histories are so deeply entwined, it really makes you wonder who Ever is truly supposed to be with.
Dark Flame is an engrossing tale of darkness and strength that will have you wondering if Ever can truly overcome it all before it’s too late. If you’ve loved the series up until now, then this book will not disappoint you, in fact, it will make you jump for the next book, Night Star (which is what I did).