May 28, 2013

Mini Review: Shadowland by Alyson Noel

Shadowland (The Immortals, #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 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 soul mate 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....

Hardcover, 339 pages
Published November 17th 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin

2/3 Smarties


I'm torn about this one. I LOVED Damen - he was such a nice and sweet guy and then again really funny and...ahh, I guess I do get all the swooning over him. I was on good terms with the side characters, too. I thought Jude was very well done and included in the story, Haven and Miles gained some personality - even if they were still thrown in at random. The only one I could not stand throughout the whole entire book was Ever. Woah, annoying!


It's weird how the romance always seems to come short in this Paranormal Romance novel. There's always something getting between these two. Then again, if they are together and everything's fine, they make a great couple, I think.


It rocked. Seriously. Nothing more to say. The book did not drag a bit. There was always something happening, always new problems to figure out and plot twists very well done. Applause, please!


As always, I find Noel's writing style by no means as special and out there as, for example, Lauren Oliver's or Maggie Stiefvater's. Then again, those two are prone to overdoing it sometimes,too. With Noel we always get enjoyable, fluent writing that keeps the story vivid. She seems to focus more on plot and characters and in my opinion, that's totally fine and works for her stories.

Much, much, much better than the first two. I really liked this one and coming from a Paranormal Romance hater that means something, too. After reading Blue Moon, I was sure I'd stop reading the series, but now I just have to find out what happens next! Then ending, guys!! I died, no kidding!

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