Monday, July 30, 2012

REVIEW: SHADOWLAND BY ALYSON NOEL.

Title: Shadowland
Author: Alyson Noel
Series: The Immortals #3
Edition: Paperback
Publication: November 17, 2009 by St. Martin's Press
Source: Bought
Pages: 339 pages
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

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…

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That is right. I did not become a fan of this book. Ever doesn't seem to grow as a character AT ALL because of her worsening misjudgments. Damen appears to be the same weak immortal he's been. Just because Jude and Ever had a past, I don't think Damen's right on asking Ever to choose. I mean do you really have to make your relationship complicated when you're claiming its all you want for the past 400 years? I couldn't write so much about this book because the plot jumps from one idea to another, focuses on non-essential things (like how to have sex for crying out loud! being a "parent" to the twins, the ugly car etc..) and the characters are just lost. If it weren't for Roman, Jude and the only thing that made sense which is the Book of Shadows, I may have rated this just a single star.

"While we may judge things as good or bad, karma doesn't. It's a simple case of like gets like, the ultimate balancing act, nothing more, nothing less. And if you're deteremined to fix every situation you deem as bad, or difficult, or somehow unsavory, then you rob the person of their own chance to fix it, learn from it, or even grow from it. Some things, no matter how painful, happen for a reason. A reason you or I may not be able to grasp at first sight, not without knowing a person's entire life story—their cumulative past. And to just barge in and interfere, no matter how well-intentioned, would be akin to robbing them of their journey. Something that's better not done."

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