Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.
Evie’s only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie’s feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl – a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.
Gillian Shields’s electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.
When Evie’s grandmother gets sick she has no other choice but to go to boarding school. She is not happy about the idea and soon learns that life at Wyldcliffe is going to be harder than she ever thought.
Immortal had a lot going on. Love, mystery, and supernatural elements. While simultaneously weaving a story from the past and the present. Gillian Shields did a great job of combining all the things into a good young adult novel.
I did feel that Evie’s undying love for Sebastian was a little unfounded. Their relationship wasn’t very developed. They meet and then they are in love. But on the other hand Sebastian was a very intriguing character. It was also a bit predictable but I would still recommend it to all you YA addicts out there. It was left open for a sequel too so there will be more to come.