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:

~Mary said...

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.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

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 :)

Kristen said...

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

Sara said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

Anonymous said...

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

Johanna88 said...

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 *****

Ladybug said...

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!

Kristi said...

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

Liyana said...

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

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

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 :)

Erica said...

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

Bunny B said...

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

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RagDollVampGirl said...

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

Book Junkie said...

Great Review! This sounds so amazing!!!

Sab H. said...

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

Ashley said...

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.

Susie Sharp Librarian said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Eli said...

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

Jessica said...

Great review. Definitely thinking of getting the book

Bianca said...

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

book_worm said...

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

oO Marianux Oo said...

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

tina werner said...

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

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a flight of minds said...

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

okbolover said...

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

Allison said...

I can't wait to read these books :)

-Allison

BreiaB said...

I so want to read these books.

Miss Eliza said...

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

Sassy CC said...

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

Valorie said...

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

@llie said...

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.

purplg8r said...

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

budletsmom said...

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.

Llehn said...

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

Jessica Secret said...

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!

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Rachel said...

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

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etirv said...

Can't resist 5 star review books!

Eva S said...

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!

Linna said...

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

Dani said...

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



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Marisol Landgrebe said...

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!

Melissa said...

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

xxpoisonbabyoo said...

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

sla517 said...

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

Casey said...

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

pepsivanilla said...

Sounds like a great sequel!

austenfan said...

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

What a Girl Reads said...

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

sara

Book Sp(l)ot said...

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 :)

Nevra said...

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

Caffey said...

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!

Melissa said...

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

donnas said...

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

kalea_kane said...

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

lastnerve said...

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

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

Jess J said...

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

jessjacobs@mac.com

melissa @ 1lbr said...

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

Ella Press said...

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

Michelle G said...

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

M

deltay said...

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

Marie said...

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

~Crimson said...

I am SO excited to read this!!!

Anonymous said...

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

-mckenzie

jpetroroy said...

Can't wait for the sequel
JenP

CherylS22 said...

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

The Book Explorer said...

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

WilowRaven said...

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

Laina said...

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

elnice said...

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!

Kat C. said...

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

Fayeflame said...

i really want 2 read this series!

Debbie said...

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

Debbie F

vampira34 said...

Would love to read this. Wonderful review

Wrighty said...

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

~The Book Pixie said...

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

Teddyree said...

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

Sheere said...

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

Kat said...

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

 

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