Review: Everlasting by Alyson Noël
Description From Amazon.com: Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland.
Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever and Damen will discover their relationship’s hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined…and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then, when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen’s future will hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake….even eternity.
If you haven’t read the first 5 books, go back and read them or you will never really “get” this book. Even if you have read the first 5 books, this book will probably be a bit of a snoozer for you. We basically get the post-game wrap up here – the big baddies have been disposed of, now only a few niggling questions remain, like … oh, how to stop Shadowland from eating up Summerland, and the antidote to the potion that made Damen deathly allergic to Ever.
While the bigger question is why Damen and Ever are repeating their doomed relationship throughout the ages, I must admit the answer did not really seem like a big surprise. The book zips through their very first life together, before the juice, and the drama was missing for me since it basically paralleled the following lives. So what made it so different from the others? Ahh, they were not immortal. You can connect the dots from there.
Ever took the lead in this book – it was definitely her show. I do wish we’d had a little more of Damen’s side, and a little more than small walk-ons by the other characters. But the ending wrapped up everything nicely, including a teeny cameo from Riley at the end.
I give this book 3 STACKS!
See you in the STACKS,
Nancy, who will miss the red tulips…