Monday, July 18, 2011

Shadowland by Alyson Noel

Shadowland (Immortal Series #3) by Alyson Noel

YA, Fantasy

Rating: 5 Stars

Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world's darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just as their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into a bleak afterlife in the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source...Jude Knight.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before...

First Thoughts: This is my favorite cover so far. I love how the necklace looks with all the stones and it's just so beautiful. Reading the synopsis made me excited then a bit skeptical. I was excited for the curse set on Damen and Ever, it's something new and very interesting. The introduction of Jude is okay but kind of expected. What kind of YA novel would it be without a love triangle?

Writing Style: I still love Alyson's writing style. It's easy to read, understand, and sympathize with the characters.

Characters: The characters I haven't mentioned yet are the twins, Romy and Rayne. I love when people create twins. As a twin myself, I can relate to them. They are complete opposites but of course the same at the same time. It's awesome. I definitely like them more than Haven. Next is Jude. He is new and he creates the love triangle everyone loves so much. Jude and Ever's whole story is a great twist and it is fantastic to read more about it.

First Thoughts: I was disappointed in the last book,the I hate high school drama but this book brought me back into this series. I love the twists and plot. I'm glad I didn't give up on it because of the high school drama. The love triangle adds to it and the 'twist' of that relationship is not something I have seen yet and I love it.

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