Author: Alyson Noël
Release Date: February 3, 2009
Goodreads Review: “Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.”
My Review: So, my friend who dropped off all those House of Night books to me the other day also dropped off all The Immortal Series books as well. I am the type of reader that if I like a book, I am finishing it fast because I cannot put it down, and if I have to do something else, I am thinking of ways I can get back to reading that book. That is how I felt about this book, it took me by surprise actually because I stayed up until 1:00 am on Saturday reading this book not even realizing how late it was. One of the big things, for me at least, to get into a book is to relate to or have a likable main character and I really like Ever. She has been through a lot, she lost all of her family in one day and now lives with her aunt who is a lawyer working long hours so she is alone, a lot. After the accident she also hears everyone’s thoughts around her and has no “off” switch to get all of it out of her head, so she copes with loud music blaring in her ear and hoodies to hide herself in. My heart really went out to the poor girl. She does have some friends helping her out, Miles and Haven, who in spite of Ever’s quirks are there to support her. I really liked Miles and he made me laugh throughout the book, but Haven really got on my nerves, she is a lost soul herself and is easily swayed by Drina, who is a mystery just like Damen. Drina is a huge influence in Haven’s life and whenever she comes into the picture Haven is quick to blow off her friends for Drina. It just bothered me that she so easily dismissed Ever and Miles for someone she barley knows.
Damen is definitely a mystery for almost the entire book and I found myself frustrated that I could not figure out what was going on with him. I know that the title of the series does give some insight, but the how’s and why’s are not really answered until the end. I loved how Damen was able to calm Ever and knew exactly where to take her to help her forget her troubles and just have fun. The two of them have great chemistry and watching the tension between them progress throughout the book was exciting to watch. The only thing that bothered me a little was at the end of the book I think things moved a little quickly and I felt like there were more things that needed explaining that were left unanswered, but hopefully those answers will come as the series progresses.
Overall I really liked this book, I felt like the book was not just about the love story, it was also about Ever dealing with her grief, losing loved ones and how she copes with that loss. However, I still loved the relationship between Damen and Ever and look forward seeing their story continue in Blue Moon.