05 May, 2016

REVIEW: BLUE MOON by Alyson Noel

Title: Blue Moon
Author: Alyson Noel
Series: The Immortals #2
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Library Physical copy
Pages: 284

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BLURB: Alyson Noël's bestselling Immortals series has been hailed as "addictive," "beautiful," "haunting," and "mesmerizing." In Blue Moon, Ever has a chance to bring her family back from the dead - but only if she's willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself.

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....

I really enjoyed the first book oh I went continuing the series!

THE WORLD: So pretty much the same as in the first book. We have our world and then in addition we have these supernatural immortals. Oh and yes we also have Summerland which is basically a place between life and death and where everything you want you can have.

CHARACTERS: So main character is named Ever which just for the record I really like. In the first book I really loved Ever but now she became a little bit annoying. Basically, in the second book Ever becomes a very stereotypical teenager which I of course cannot tolerate. But don't worry, it did not get to the point where I could not stand her at all anymore. I have problems with her character but all can be remedied in the future, hopefully. Now you ask me why I find Ever so annoying suddenly? The thing is another evil guy from the past comes and wants to destroy Damen this time. Therefore, Damen starts loosing his memory and basically everybody around Ever too. So she has to make this magic portion to put everything back together before it is too late. And therefore, she starts creaking out and just acting purely stupid at some points. I liked Ever way more when she was rational. But oh well. Okay so obviously the love interest in this book is Damen. Well, did not like him in the first book and that has not changed. Only good thing was that with him losing who he was basically Damen was not much present in the book. Whoop whoop! That is about it. There is also a an evil guy but just like with evil girl in book one they are not really characters but more of the probes. Oh and no more Ever and Riley talking, that I missed greatly.

LOVE: It was kinda refreshing having Damen not know Ever. It is like taking a break and I really enjoyed it. But frankly, I really don't care about Ever and Damen relationship. All I care about in this book is Ever herself.

PLUS: It had this concept of Summerland which I found rather enjoyable. And well obviously magic.

MINUS: It kinda felt like the first book was rewritten with an evil figure concentrating on Damen rather than Ever this time.

OVERALL: I think this book had a famous second book syndrome. Therefore, third book of I come.


What did you think of BLUE MOON?