Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

****Blue Moon by Alyson Noel****

Originality- 14/20
Characters- 12/20
Remembrance- 6/10
Quote-ability- 5/10
Entertainment- 15/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 67/100
Grade- D

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...

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I can't say I hate Blue Moon, or the Immortal series, but I can't say that I like it either. I feel guilty for saying so, but I still hold true to my opinion on this being a book sold just to be sold. I mean, with all the vampire obsession going around, I see this as a vampire novel with a twist and with some elements that read very much like a poorly combined version of Twilight and the CW's Vampire Diaries.

You may think, "What is she talking about?" But I see it like this: Ever and Damen are still annoying as ever. It is fairly impossible to shy away from the vampire references and say you didn't mean it that way when you got some forever-living-creatures drinking some red juice, having powers, you get the picture. The two main characters are a parody on love, and I can't take this seriously. All of the other characters seem as whiny and translucent as the characters on the CW's take of the Vampire Diaries. I really can't stand it.

And while there are some new details added to the book, it isn't enough to impress me. I'm really at a loss as to whether I should just quit the series or continue reading it just to torture myself and see what happens next. The books may be annoying themselves, but I have to admit that they're intriguing. That's not saying much, though.

What I can say, however, is thank god for Roman.

-Taylor

1 comment:

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Sorry you did not like it. I did not really care for it ethier.