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   In Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries. Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life … see full wiki

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Not as good as the first three, but still an interesting read.

  • Sep 14, 2010
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+3

This is book number 4 of the Immortals series. I would like to start off by mentioning that even though this book wasn't quite as interesting as the previous ones in the series it had just enough to keep those pages turning. My two favorite things about this installment is that one: the cover art is really cool, and two: Ever's character finally starts to come out of her shell and grow a backbone. This book starts off with Ever meeting with her newly immortalized best friend, Haven and trying to discuss the importance of secrecy and control of her new condition. The discussion dosen't go well, Haven is, as she has been through the entire series, a rather irritating, selfish, and shallow girl. She is so caught up in her new found powers that she is completely disregarding everything that Ever says including when she tries to warn her about the Shadowland. Haven has always been my least favorite character in these books. Her attitude is ridiculous and her jealous tendencies get so irritating that i really just want to slap her. And even though we do learn a little bit more about her in this book, i still find it very hard to feel bad for her. And even though Ever isn't really the best friend in the whole world to her friends i always come out feeling like she is a better person for at least making an attempt with Haven, because if it was me in the same situation i don't think i would bother. To make matters worse Haven's new powers are highly advanced to what they should be due to Roman giving her a higher voltage immortal juice. Speaking of Roman, Evers problems with him are getting nothing but worse. Since her previous attempts at a magical cure for her and Damen's problem failed Ever decides to try again. Only this time her problems go from bad to worse. Ever accidentally binds herself to Roman instead of removing her spell on him, and now she is slowly being overtaken by feelings that are not hers. As has happened in the past with this series there is one part in particular in this book that i felt pushed the envelope a little to far with the sex thing. Ever, being controlled by the "monster" finds herself at Romans house making an attempt to ask for the antidote, and ends up almost naked and also almost raped (for lack of a better word). Once again i think that these types of scenario is not entirely appropriate for a "teen novel," there are other ways to approach the sex topic that lack some of the vulgarity that these novels seem to have. I will say that i was impressed with the ending of this book. It was a totally unexpected turn in a series that is slowly becoming more and more predictable to me. I don't want to totally spoil the ending so i will say that one of the major characters accidental finds themselves causing the death of another one, and causing a revenge fueled hatred of a third.

Not as good as the first three but still interesting

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January 20, 2011
Sounds like the series is not progressing as well as it could. That's a shame. Great review, though!
January 20, 2011
The story line is unique and interesting and has lots of unused potental. Its not a bad read it just gets a little boring
January 20, 2011
Yeah, I've read books like that, so I definitely know what you mean.
 
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