Thursday, 16 June 2011

A review for The Immortals: Everlasting by Alyson Noel

Posted by Donna
Published Date: June 7th, 2011
Finished Date: June 16th, 2011
Source: Brought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
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The Blurb from Goodreads: Everlasting is the sixth and final instalment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears-all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.  Will they be united-or torn apart forever?
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***Possible Spoilers*** 

The Review: Ever since I read Evermore a few years ago I was hooked on this series, however after Blue Moon, I think the series took a bit of a turn and I ended up not really enjoying the books. With Everlasting being the last in the series decided not to expect much but I’m glad to say that the series got back on track. 

The Sixth and final instalment of The Immortal Series. Everlasting starts with Ever and Damen going on another journey to try and find a cure so they can finally be together. While in Summerland they stumble upon a guide named Lotus who explains they need to go where it all started, back to the beginning for our young couple. Thinking they have already visited all the past lives….Have they missed one that neither them have visited before? And what is Evers’ true destiny that awaits her? 

I have to say now, I’m FINALLY glad this series is over. Although I do like the series, I do think (like most people) that the stories were dragged out far too much. I completely lost interest after Blue Moon and I don’t think I every really got that interest back. Even when I started Everlasting, it still held no interest in the story other than I wanted to know how it ended. And yes! I was so tempted to flip to the back page and see if finally our characters get the happy ending we all hoped for but I’m so glad I didn’t. 

Everlasting is great! Once you get through the first few chapters you get thrown in to an exciting story where all our unanswered questions are finally revealed. Not only was the story exciting but it kept me interested all the way through. I loved that we got to see another past life of our characters, one that I completely enjoyed and it was also nice to see a deeper meaning behind it too. The overall story was tied up nicely. I wasn’t expecting appearances from Roman, Haven & Drina but I loved how their journey ended and I loved how Jude, Ava, Miles and the Twins all have happy endings too. Nice touch Alyson. 

Ever & Damon….well I’m just over the moon that they got what they wanted. I have to ask were the readers left disappointed with the act itself? I hope not! I think Alyson managed to write that scene very tastefully, beautifully and oh so romantic. The love that the characters have for on another truly come out and leave you thrilled that there finally so happy. 

Overall….Everlasting was a good book and had a great ending. One I think all readers will enjoy! 

8 comments:

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

Great Review,,I shouldnt have read it,,but I read up to Shadowland,,And got so frustrated that I ddnt read another book till it was complete,,so I jsut started dark flame,,and so far,,I just feel that Im just going in circles..so this review does help for me to continue,,even though now i know some details its still good I dont them all..
Jennifer

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Awesome review. I'll be reading this soon for review so it is good to hear the series got back on track and everyone got their happily ever after, I was so ready for it. Sometimes the going back and forth got tiring.

Book Passion for Life said...

Ladies! ME TOO! Honestly...I was so tempted to flick through it because the previous books had dragged so much...but I'm glad I didn't. Its still not amazing but its a good end for our characters. I hope you both enjoy it! :)

Book Passion for Life said...

I still have to re-read this series, I lost interest after Evermore, as it didn't leave me wanting more. I might restart it as I have books 2 and 3 at home. Knowing that theres a happy ending, it might just shove me in the right direction.
Jess

The Lovely Getaway said...

I'm still on book 4... havent got passed the first couple of chapters cause of Haven... she's a bit annoying :\ Can't wait til I get to EVERLASTING! Thanks for sharing.

Diana @The Lovely Getaway

nina said...

i finished the 5th book a couple of days ago and i have to say that i really liked.i was a bit disppointed after the blue moon and i was a bit boring to read the other as well,but after dark flame i think the books returned to their first "level" or sth like that:P you understand,i hope:P

Beth Kenneh said...

i think it was dragged out too, too much repeating that the 4th and 5th book became a struggle. glad to hear this is a good  book :)

Madalina said...

Awesome review! Interestingly enough, I haven't read this one yet. I really liked the series but I've fallen a little behind :( I really hope I like it.