Author: Alyson Noel
Reading Level: Young Adult
Series: Book 3 in The Immortals series
At the start of this breathtaking novel, Damen and Ever travel to Summerland in search of an antidote to reverse a powerful poison. But instead of the cure they seek, they find something far more sinister: the truth about their existence and the fate lying in wait of an immortal’s soul.
Now, with Damen fighting to save them from the Shadowland, Ever turns to magick, hoping to break Damen’s curse. Along the way Ever encounters the mysterious Jude, finding herself drawn to him in a way that will test her love for Damen like never before . . .
Let me just start off by saying that I loved Evermore and Blue Moon. I loved Ever and Damen. I loved the whole concept of The Immortals. I really just loved the first two books. With that being said…I did not love Shadowland.
I can’t read and enjoy books with a unlikeable main character. I’m sure most of you can’t either. In Shadowland Ever becomes very very unlikeable in my opinion. She is amazingly annoying and just keeps making the same mistakes over over again. There was no character development in the installment. Instead it seems like Ever’s character is going backwards. Character non-development if you will. The only redeeming factor is Damen. He’s a great character but even in this book I got a little annoyed at his trying to protect Ever and his insistence about being selfish and a bad person. It all sounds vaguely familiar. Like a certain brooding vampire had said it all before.
With all that being said, I will still read Dark Flame when it is released. I won’t be looking forward to it with the same vigor as I was for this one. I hoping that maybe Shadowland was a stepping stone book and the story will pick back up with the next book. I’m also hoping that Ever smartens up a little in the next edition. 2 1/2 Stars.