Monday, September 21, 2009

Review: Blue Moon by Alyson Noël


Blue Moon by Alyson Noël is the second book in The Immortals Series. You can read my review of the first book, Evermore, here. I really enjoyed Evermore, and, I couldn't wait to read Blue Moon. In fact, I suffered through some mild carsickness just so I could finish Blue Moon.

Unfortunately, there was too much teen angst in this book for me. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Evermore. It made my stomach all queasy -- and it was more than carsickness. Yes, it is young adult, so I should expect a certain amount of drama, but there was too much suffering on Ever's part, that it made the book really hard to read. Think teenager's nightmare come true...and this is a girl that's already lost her family in a tragic car crash. Poor Ever, it doesn't seem like her suffering is going to end anytime soon.

There's a new boy in school, Roman, and Ever knows from minute one that there's something "off" about him, but she just can't figure out what. Her friends, and even Damen, don't see anything wrong with Roman. Quite the contrary, Roman is suddenly the most popular boy in school with everyone rallying around him -- and away from Ever. For my Buffy fans out there, it seems like resident hottie Damen turns into evil Angelus for the duration of Blue Moon. Ever fights to save her friends, her boyfriend, her family, and herself.

Shadowland (The Immortals Series #3) coming February 2010.

The Immortals Series website.

About the Book:

Blue Moon by Alyson Noël
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (July 7, 2009)
Language: English
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0312532768
ISBN-13: 978-0312532765


Synopsis:Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning. In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must chose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day...
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1 comment:

Chad Sayban said...

It seems that often in sequels the author takes what they did in the first novel and simply add a whole lot more of it in the second one.

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