Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review: Shadowland by Alyson Noel

Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Pub. Date: November 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 339pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Series: The Immortals Series, #3

Enter the realm of the Immortals—the #1 New York Times bestselling series that’s been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary.

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 when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen…one 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 the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source…a surfer named Jude.

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 soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…

Shadowland picks up where Bluemoon left off with Ever having to confess to Damen about the terrible mistake that she made in trusting Roman. These two lovebirds have to not only find the antidote to cure Damen from a fate far worse than the two could have ever imagined, but they have to come up with a way to be together in the mean time. Damen manages to come up with a temporary solution but is it enough to suffice to keep the relationship from going into shambles? Especially when there’s a new player in town – one who can possibly turn their world upside down. What is it about this mysterious guy with the mesmerizing sea green eyes who goes by the name of Jude?

Shadowland introduces us to a new fate that could affect the immortals in dire circumstances but I can’t help that I was a little disappointed with Ever and her choices (Although I would never want to be in her position to make these choices) in this installment but I know we can’t always get what we want but I’m crossing my fingers that our girl will come out on top in Dark Flame, the next installment in this series. I got to see a different side of Damen and I’m not sure if I like the selfless one who gives Ever the biggest choice of their undying love. But and there is a big BUT – let’s call him Jude. I don’t know how, but I found myself more intrigued by him. He has some alluring qualities that had me wanting to get to know him even more. So, I can’t wait to read more about him in the next installment.

All-in-all Shadowland pretty much builds up to the next installment where hopefully a lot of questions will be answered and with much anticipation, we’ll find out what really happens when one is given choices without interference. I can’t say anymore than that without being spoilery.

Noel continues to keep readers in suspense up until the very end. I’m a sucker for true love, so I find myself torn after reading this installment and I can’t wait to see how Noel spends Dark Flame.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

9 comments:

  1. Interesting... this is a series I have not read yet. Thanks for the review! :) I might have to look into getting copies now...

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  2. I have to read Bluemoon. I have a lot of second in series to catch up on. Been dying to read it though. I loved the start of this series. - Parajunkee

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  3. Reading Shadowland now - great review...I am almost done, I am liking me some Jude....and I really miss Riley I hope that Alyson does create a series about her. :)

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  4. Do you know how many books are going to be in the series. I haven't read Blue Moon yet, so I just skimmed your review, but this one looks fantastic!

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  5. Re: Book Crazy Jenn - Alyson will be creating a series about Riley :D

    Re: brizmus - There will be 6 books in this series :D

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  6. Great review. I ordered this book last night, I hope I like it. Did the other ones only come out in Hardback first?

    Elie (Ellz Readz)

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  7. Re: Elie - Nope, the 1st 2 are in paperback.

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  8. The more I hear about this series, the more I want to read it! Thanks for a great review! :)

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  9. Uh-oh! Jude sounds like he's going to be trouble... I really want to read this series!

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