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Immortal (Gillian Shields' Immortal Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Utterly wonderful. Absorbing and moving.

The publisher's synopsis is very accurate but does not fully do justice to the beautifully woven story-line; the depth of the characters and the evocative period, mood and cadence of the story. A friend lent me her advance copy she had been asked to read and she was wil...
The publisher's synopsis is very accurate but does not fully do justice to the beautifully woven story-line; the depth of the characters and the evocative period, mood and cadence of the story. A friend lent me her advance copy she had been asked to read and she was wildly insistent that I read the book, too. Now I know why. The only thing that could spoil this wonderful book for me is if there isn't a sequel. And soon.

The writing, which is highly accessible, quickly immerses the reader into the word of Evie and the challenges she faces. To go into these in detail risks spoiling the story for would be readers (and you should be one!) but suffice to say I just could not put the book down. It excited, moved, and transfixed me all at the same time.

posted by carol777 on April 29, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

17 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

Unfortunately not a great read.

I have to be honest, this isn't a book that I enjoyed. I think it was trying to be too many different things at the same time. Is it a love story? Is it a mystery? Is it a fantasy story riddled with mysticism and evil covens that need to be destroyed? None of the themes...
I have to be honest, this isn't a book that I enjoyed. I think it was trying to be too many different things at the same time. Is it a love story? Is it a mystery? Is it a fantasy story riddled with mysticism and evil covens that need to be destroyed? None of the themes are explored and the plot rushes through what should be longer, more processed elements of the story. The love element has no conviction, and the fantasy seems almost like an afterthought. This really should have been two different books. One where Evie discovers a strong kindred with this girl in the past while falling in love with this dangerous stranger, and another where Evie's powers are awakened and she joins a coven of girls with magical elemental powers and they fight the evil coven. Either that or it should have been longer in order to flush out the story.

Also, a quick word of clarification, the novel advertises itself as dealing with mysticism, but it's very clear that this is Wiccan, and not the love the forest and the trees sort. This is the coven of witches who kidnap girls and murder them to keep their coven master alive sort. Simply put, the 'magic' isn't fun like many fantasy books. This is secret society of evil people sort of magic based much more in literal beliefs than what one would find in Harry Potter or Twilight.

-Lindsey Miller, www.lindseyslibrary.com

posted by Lindsey_Miller on August 1, 2009

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

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    Do not recommend!

    I got this book thinking it would be good. I read some of the page barnes and noble.com let me read and it sounded so interesting I just had to read it. When I got the book I began reading at once and when I finished I was really disappointed. The whole story line and plot is rushed. The author is leading you up to something, so you expect something big to happen. But really it was nothing. it leads you on just to find disappointment. I do not recommend this book, and hope this helps some people:)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Terrible

    I hate that book terrible ending and no good romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Bad

    I didnt understand this book at all. To cofusing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Hated It

    First of all a predictable plot and expected. Usually i am drawn to type ''gothic romance'' but this book no story to it. I sadly finished the book and said why did i even read it had no point and was oddly nothing more than just a girl who cant fit in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Terrible

    I read this in 4 hours and it was terrible. I kept reading hoping that at the end it would be something good. Nope. The whole book is predictable and the plots are boring and yet not explored. Could have been better if it was seperated into two, one for the love story of her and Sebestain, cause I have no idea how or why she fell in love with him besides being lonely, which is not a reason to love someone, and one of her and Agnes and their back story. Beginning was good but the rest of the book was a fail.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Blah!!!!

    this book was really boring i had a hard time finishing it in fact i didn't finish it because i found it so bland. in my opinion it was a waste of time and i was glad that i didn't spend any money on it and got it from my school library. I'm not trying to bash the author or anything, but i just think that she could have done something to make the story more interesting. at the beginning of the story it seemed interesting, but the further i read the less intriguing the book became to me and i found it kind of a cliche to tell you the truth. that is my opinion and I'm not trying to deter anyone from reading this book, but just a heads up don't be too hopeful of the story. this is more like a book to read to pass the time rather than one for enjoyment.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Not my favorite!!!

    This book was hard to finish. The plot moves SLOWLY! It didn't hold my intrest and I will not read the rest of the series nor do I recomend it to anyone else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    Uhhhh.?

    This is horrible

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Do NOT waste your TIME or MONEY!

    Well I was VERY disappointed. When I read the reviews and discription I thought this book sounded very interesting. It had me going at first, then everything became very predictable, plus the one part with any action lasted only for a few brief pages and was as weak as watered down coke. I would not buy it again and although I have heard that the 2nd book is better, I won't be buying it.

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