Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review: Dark Flame (The Immortals #4) by Alyson Noel

At the start of this mesmerizing new installment of the Immortals series, Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick in order to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she’s bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless—there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of this terrible curse before Damen or the twins can discover what she’s done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper and deeper into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including Damen.

Dark Flame starts right where Shadowland left off. It seems like nothing really happened in this book. At the end of the book, it felt like the story did not progress in any way. Actually, it felt like this book dragged on. It was not a bad book, it was just not that great. In my opinion, it was just okay.

As usual, Ever makes a bunch of bad decisions that make her life worse off than it was before. She still cannot be close to Damen without killing him. She does try to fix that little problem, but she just makes things worse. Not a big surprise. She ends up putting a spell on herself that forces her to be attracted to Roman. The only thing I really liked about this book was that I grew to like Roman. After hearing his back story, I understand why he is the way he is and could not help but feel sorry for him.

Ever's supposed best friend, Haven, is more annoying than ever. I honestly have never liked her, but in Dark Flame she becomes intolerable. Her attitude is extremely annoying. I think Ever needs a new best friend because Haven is a horrible friend. It may be harsh, but I wish that Ever never saved her in the last book.

I felt sorry for Jude in this book. I really like him, and I do not think he deserves to be treated the way Ever treats him. It is obvious he likes Ever. Their lives have been intertwined since the beginning as seen by the fact that they have been reincarnated over and over. Jude is such a great guy. I mean, he even tries to help Ever fix her relationship with Damen for crying out loud!

Even though I did not really like this book, I plan to continue with the series. I definitely enjoyed the other books, and I want to see where Alyson Noel takes the story.

Rating: 2.5/5

Books in The Immortals Series:
  1. Evermore
  2. Blue Moon
  3. Shadowland
  4. Dark Flame

Swords are for fighting,

1 comment:

  1. I think I made the right decision the day I decided not to bother continuing with this series. To be honest I found the first book bad enough, but it sounds like they aren't getting any better!