Book Review: Everlasting by Alyson Noel

August 1, 2011 Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

Book Review: Everlasting by Alyson NoelTitle: Everlasting by Alyson Noel
Series: The Immortals #6
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin on June 7, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: Bought
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
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four-stars

Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland.

Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever and Damen will discover their relationship’s hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined…and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then, when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen’s future will hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake….even eternity.

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

Everlasting is the 6th and final book in The Immortals Series and this is where Alyson Noel’s creative and unique writing style really shows through. I was highly anticipating this book to see how it all ends and if Damen and Ever really do get a happily ever after and I have to say, Alyson delivered!

After finally seeing how it all started and why Damen and Ever have been forced to live so many lives apart, a great and twisted love story I might add, you see Ever embark on her greatest journey of all. As I’ve said before, I love how Ever has grown and evolved over the series and she’s finally at a place where  she’s happy with herself and her destiny. Damen wasn’t my favorite character in this book, mostly due to his stubbornness, but he did come through at times and I’ve never wavered on how much I enjoyed their relationship and love story.

What was probably the highlight of the book was the philosophical and spiritual theme that was present throughout the book. Although I’m not into that kind of stuff, Noel definitely left me thinking about life, true happiness, and what it all means. After attending the signing event for this book release and hearing Noel talk about how she researches thoroughly for all her books, I have to admit that it really shines through in this last one. All the characters learn some hard life lessons and come to terms with reality and “the way the world works”.

Personally, I was in more for the love story and the paranormal side of it all, which kept me going, but I didn’t mind the spiritual side of it and found it highly enlightening. Noel’s writing truly stands out and I love that she adds depth and character to her stories. I also really loved all the characters she created in this series, even the ones I hated, and it’s crazy to see how entwined all their lives really are once the story plays out. If you’re a fan of the series, you won’t be disappointed with this book. If you haven’t read it, get on it!

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  1. Love This Cover! #1 - Vi3tbabe

    […] by Alyson Noel – I love Alyson, met her when she visited Philly on her Everlasting book tour, and am a huge fan of The Immortals series. I love the dark fuchsia-purple-pink […]

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