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…

9 Responses to “Review: Everlasting by Alyson Noël”

  1. Kim Mills says:

    I just finished Everlasting. Can I say that the Riley cameo made me smile.

  2. Pam says:

    Oh thank the gods it’s over. I mean awwwwwww it’s over!?

  3. Emma says:

    OK I have totally been addicted to the immortal series …I couldn’t wait for it to come out…I am in the 6th chapter & I’ve had the book since June 8th. Its totally dragging along. I’m having the hardest time getting into it and usually I read these books in a couple of days ….tops. someone plz tell me it picks up and gets better…..BC right now I’m so bored with it I even found a type o at the bottom of page 49……. the end of the 3 rd sentence from the bottom …..maybe there have been some in the other books …but it was always to intense to have ever noticed lol

  4. nancytuuling says:

    Welllllllll… it is totally the Ever show in this book. It is kind of the wrap up and not a whole lot of action. It is slower than the other books. I’m going to go look up that typo, lol!

  5. Emma says:

    Lol Nancy. Well it has definitely picked up some …new typo for you……page 187 …12th line down….”cold” should have been could

  6. Nicole says:

    Counted a total of 3 or 4 typos.. but unlike what seems to be everyone I really thought the book was interesting and definitely surprised me with almost all of the events. Basically, I just really love the ideas, form, and direction the book took. I even thought it was pretty inspiring…

  7. Connie says:

    Great Review!
    Heres mine!

    After fighting each other, Damen and Ever finally have hope of reaching their destiny: being together. But will they overcome the powerful curse. I was hooked through the whole book. She took me on a journey through the series and I enjoyed nearly every step of the way. The series covers have always pulled me into the story. It is sad to come to an end!

  8. VAnny says:

    I haven’t read the last one yet, but to be honest, from the middle of dark flame onwards, it’s started to get rather boring… Alyson Noel just seems to be dragging it out WAY longer than it should go. It definitely shows on my reading speed. I spend an ENTIRE day on dark flame >.< I'm just hoping someone can tell me if it gets any better? Or if I should just skim it. And speaking of typos, I'd found a few too, like in blue moon (or was it evermore?) Alyson spelt comforting as conforting.

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