Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Review: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub. Date: July 07, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
304pp
Series: Immortals Series, #2

Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.

In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must choose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving
Damen, who grows sicker every day...

I thought Evermore was good, and I wondered how Noel was going to top it, but I can finally say she did a spectacular job and then some with Blue Moon. Noel knows how to pull you into her world with beautiful imagery and mesmerizing words. Blue Moon is a page turner that will keep you reading until the last page. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, Alyson throws in another twist making it impossible to put this book down.

The Immortals Series is so unique; it’s like a breath of fresh air. Summerland is brilliantly crafted, I can envision it as if it was right in front of me and I can see why Summerland is so fascinating to the characters. Speaking of the characters, I’m delighted that Noel showed us more of Damen’s and Ever’s background in their past lives. It was great to see Damen’s journey through the centuries to be with Ever and the extent of their love. Noel also introduces us to new characters in Blue Moon that also makes the plot more intriguing.

Let’s just say with the way Blue Moon ended, I wonder what Noel has in store for Damen and Ever in Shadowland. If Blue Moon is anything to go by, this is going to be an amazing series. Shadowland is scheduled to be released February 2010.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

79 comments :

  1. OH MY GOSH I WANT THIS BOOK!

    I haven't found it in scotland yet, but that's not a big surprise...I'll have to get it from amazon uk.

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  2. Wow - 5 stars!! I'm really intrigued now! I'm glad you said there was more about Damen and Ever's past too. I was wanting to know more about that in the last book :)

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  3. I've heard some mixed reviews on this one already. I'm definitely reading it either way. Hopefully I'll start it by Friday.

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

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  5. i just finish reading it it was good and the way it ended i hoping shadowland will answer all my question

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  6. I just finished reading it and I just couldn't put it down it just left me wanting more i can't wait for shadowland. I just wished they had more time together. :( but it was a great book *****

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  7. I just read a review where this book got very bad critics. I think I have to read this series and judge for myself to see who is right LOL.

    As always a great review, Tina!

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  8. I haven't gotten Evermore read yet and now Blue Moon is here! There are toooooooo many good books out there waiting for me!

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  9. I love the series, it's unique but somehow reading it seemes familiar to me. Like an episode of Twilight Zone.

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  10. I really wanted to read this series, I can almost feel it calling to me! Great review, more anxious than ever to read it!

    Dottie :)

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  11. GOSH! I can't wait to read this! I need to go get myself a copY!

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  12. I've read so many great reviews of Evermore. Now you've got me wanting to read this series even-more! :P

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  13. YAY!!!!! I Want To Read This Soooo Bad!! I'm So Happy To Hear That It Was Good Because I Was A Little Scared... Sometimes, Sequels Aren't Good... But I'm Happy To Hear This One IS!!
    I've Got To Read It!!

    xoxo
    RagDollVampGirl

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  14. Great Review! This sounds so amazing!!!

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  15. I haven't read this one yet. But if you gave it five stars I'm about to read it next!

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  16. I was waiting months, then week, then days to get my hands on Blue Moon and i wasn't disappointed. It was such a amazing book, I'm counting the days until the next book comes out.

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  17. Ok 5 stars wow I'm definatly going to have to get this series!!

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  18. Glad you hear you liked it, I can't wait to read it myself!

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  19. I can't wait to read this! I've only heard good things about this series.

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  20. Great review. Definitely thinking of getting the book

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  21. Your review of the books sounds so intriguing! I can't wait to read the series! :)

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  22. AHHH! I can't wait to read it!!! really good review, btw.

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  23. OMG...I can´t wait to read the book, Evermore was so good...I want to know what happens next!!!

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  24. looks like a great series so far. i'd love to win!!! thanks for the opportunity!

    stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

    +2 i'm a follower
    +1 i have you linked to my blog under "book blogs" in my side bar http://www.tinawerner.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow- 5 stars! I'm really going to have to read Evermore now. It's been sitting in my TBR pile for a couple weeks now... Thanks for the great review!

    - Alex

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  26. great review! I want to read this series! it looks really interesting!

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  27. I can't wait to read these books :)

    -Allison

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  28. I so want to read these books.

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  29. 5 out of 5, can't get much better than that!

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  30. I judge a series by the way people and how I feel about the second book, it's usually the weak link. That doesn't seem to have happened here. It looks even better.

    Thanks

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  31. I just love books that take place in magical lands separate from the world we live in, but still connected. It makes it feel more real.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  32. The 5 stars really caught my eye. I am very happy to learn that the 2nd book didn't disappoint. I can't wait to see how she solves her situation.

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  33. I've been wanting to read this series, and your review made me want to read it even more!

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  34. Great review I really want to read this series - glad to hear that the next one is coming out relatively soon - February and that we don't have to wait a whole year for the next installment.

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  35. I would really love to read the series. Will keep my eye out for it.

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  36. I am obviously behind, because I still haven't read Evermore. :( I've seen it a lot...but not as an opportunity for me to pick it up. I've heard great things about Blue Moon!

    shutupimreading.blogspot.com

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  37. Really good review I want this book so bad!!!!

    http://thebookwars.blogspot.com/

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  38. Can't resist 5 star review books!

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  39. Thanks for your great review! This world sounds very interesting, and I've heard so much great about this series. I'll add it to my wish list, thanks!

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  40. I just can't wait to read this. I love the cover and the story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :D

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  41. I love the Immortals series.
    cant wait to read this. Yay!



    lightningstreak123@comcast.net

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  42. You know, I'm really glad I read your review. I can't wait to get my hands on the Immortals series - sounds like its just my type of reading!

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  43. Great review! I have seen so many good things about both books in this series that I can't wait to read them!!

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  44. Excellent review! Considering I had the same thoughts on diving into Damen and Ever's past thru the centuries! She's extremely unique in how she visually creates everything for us as if we're IN Summerland, or Bay View High, or just in Damen and Ever's minds! My fiancee WISHES I would put these books down! haha

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  45. Wow! Definitely can't wait to read this book!!

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  46. Fantastic review, you just convinced me to read these books. I have passed them in the store multiple times already. Picked them up and have read the covers like a hundred times,but couldn't decide until your review. Thanks! These are now a MUST READ for me.

    Thanks again

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  47. I loved Evermore so I'm sure that I'll love Blue Moon too! OME! I can't wait to read it! Damen! LOL.

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  48. Sounds like a great book! Reading about Damien's background seems very interesting!

    sara

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  49. I haven't read Evermore yet so I...selectively read this review (spoilers are my enemy) but I'm really happy to know that this book wasn't a let down or like some series where the second book doesn't measure up :)

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  50. Now I am so curious! I really can't wait to read this.

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  51. You gave it a great review and too it was so good to read this. More now I want to read this series! I'm finding lots here that I'm now reading!

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  52. Another very well-written review. I just HAVE to read this series now!

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  53. Another great review. I have been waiting for Blue Moon ever since I finished Evermore. Im glad you gave it such a good review.

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  54. Great review. Looks like the momentum is going to be unstoppable!

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  55. Awesome review. i would totally bjy the book based on the review alone.

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  56. I keep hearing the best things about this series, I can't wait to read it.

    jessjacobs@mac.com

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  57. I've been hearing lots of good things about this series. And I think that cover is gorgeous!

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  58. I'd love to read this!
    5/5 stars, must be good! LOL

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  59. Wonderful review. I can't wait to read this series. :)

    M

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  60. Whooooo - a 5-star review! I still need to pick up a copy of this =)

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  61. Great review -- makes me want to read it all that much more!!

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  62. I am SO excited to read this!!!

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  63. I'm excited to read this. It sounds really good.

    -mckenzie

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  64. Great review! I definitely will be getting Evermore soon & starting this series.

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  65. I have been wanting to read this series forever! Great review!

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  66. Great review - I definitely need to get these books!
    Thanks

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  67. That cover is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to read these!

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  68. You make me want to read this even more. I am excited that she is writing 5 books for the series-lots of good reading ahead of us!

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  69. I've recently acquired a taste for books which speak of immortals and vampires and the like. This would be a timely read!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  70. i really want 2 read this series!

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  71. I can't wait to read this series! I love the supernatural!

    Debbie F

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  72. Would love to read this. Wonderful review

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  73. I haven't heard a bad review yet and I love the cover! I can't wait to read this series. Great review!

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  74. Ok, I cofess I just kinda skimmed the review because I haven't read Evermore and didn't wanna spoil things for myself. :)

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  75. Wonderful review, WOW 5 stars, this is SO going on my wishlist!!

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  76. 5 stars!
    Another good review of this serie..
    I need to put my hands in those books because everybody says they are great!

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  77. I'm so glad I read your review! I've been on the fence about this series....

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