Rating: 3 Stars
Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers are increasing, Damen's are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.
Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen's past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...
First Thoughts: The cover is setting the pattern for the series. The girl in the back holding something. It's a very beautiful cover. I like this synopsis better than the first one. I bet if I had picked up this book first it would have made me buy the series sooner.
Writing Style: Alyson's writing stayed the same I think. I still felt exactly how Ever felt with all the drama that was happening. Besides the story itself, I think Alyson is going to become one of my favorite writers.
Characters: The characters were the same except of course the issues with Damen but it's not really him because he is having 'issues' in this book. I have to say I really do dislike Ever's friend, Haven. I forgot to mention in the first book but I felt the need to add it here. Honestly I don't really understand that relationship and how they could even be friends. Of course I really hate Roman but he is a really confusing character. It's hard to catch on to him. He is so annoying and cocky I just want to slap him! OK...now that I got that out.
Final Thoughts: I am pretty surprised I disliked this one so much. I know exactly what it is though. The high school drama. The whole bullying and not knowing who you friends are issues. Of course Roman was manipulating everything but I still couldn't stand it. That drama just got to me and it was super annoying. I wanted to know the ending though so it didn't make me drop the book even if it bugged me.