Blue Moon (Immortals Series #2)

Blue Moon (Immortals Series #2)

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by Alyson Noël
     
 

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Alyson's Noël's bestsselling Immortals series has been hailed as "addictive" "beautiful" "haunting" and "mesmerizing." In the second installment, Blue Moon, Ever can bring her family back from the dead—but only if she's willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself.

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her

Overview

Alyson's Noël's bestsselling Immortals series has been hailed as "addictive" "beautiful" "haunting" and "mesmerizing." In the second installment, Blue Moon, Ever can bring her family back from the dead—but only if she's willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself.

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...

Editorial Reviews

In this installment of The Immortals, Ever's budding relationship with soul mate Damen, not to mention his life, are threatened by the mysterious loss of his powers. Desperate to save him, Ever journeys to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns of the daunting tasks before her. A linchpin volume in a favorite teen series.
Publishers Weekly
Noël's sequel to the bestselling Evermore is a mesmerizing tale of teenage angst, love and sacrifice with plenty of crossover appeal. Still learning to control her powers as an Immortal, teenage Ever Bloom is as in love with the Immortal Damen as he is with her—until he dumps her just before the long-awaited night when they plan to sleep together for the first time. Unable to get over the loss, Ever soon finds herself ostracized by friends and scorned by her beloved. Not only is Damen barely able to remember their relationship, but he is becoming weaker as well. Only the new guy in school, the mysterious Roman, seems intent on obtaining her trust. Ever knows something strange is to blame and that only she can save Damen. But in her quest for the cure, Ever is confronted with a choice to change the past or save Damen in the present. The startling but satisfying ending shows that Noël knows how to keep her audience hooked. Ever's supernatural struggles are a captivating metaphor for teenage fears about love, relationships and growing up. Ages 12–17. (July)
VOYA - Erin Wyatt
Picking up three weeks after the conclusion of Evermore (St. Martin's, 2009/VOYA February 2009), this second book in The Immortals series finds Ever trying to adjust to her new immortality and excited about spending eternity with the love of her life, Damen. When Damen mysteriously becomes ill, Ever has the sneaking suspicion that it is somehow related to the arrival of Roman, a handsome stranger who has a magnetism that attracts everyone in school. Ever is desperate to figure out what is happening and help save Damen. She travels to Summerland in search of answers and gets guidance along the way from a strange set of twins and psychic Ava for help in making an antidote and the red juice that the immortals are reliant upon for sustenance. Impulsive and repeatedly misplacing her trust, Ever seems to make each situation more complicated despite trying to make things better. The origins of the immortals is explained while Ever learns more about her encounters with Damen and her deaths over the years. Although several things are revealed toward the end of the book, there are many new twists, with resolutions that are left for future volumes. Readers who got hooked by the first book will be excited for this next series installment. Reviewer: Erin Wyatt
From the Publisher

“Alyson Noel surpassed all my expectations. Not only is Blue Moon an amazing sequel; it sets the bar for the rest of this series very, very high! When I reached the last page of this one, all I could say was ‘wow!'” —Teens Read Too

“It is the mark of a daring writer to defy expectations and Alyson Noel does that to the power of ten in Blue Moon. I guarantee you will have no idea what's coming in the second book of the series while Alyson Noel surprises you with a big, fat twist and leaves you wanting more, more, more.” —The Book Chick

“A mesmerizing tale of teenage angst, love and sacrifice with plenty of crossover appeal…The startling but satisfying ending shows that Noël knows how to keep her audience hooked. Ever's supernatural struggles are a captivating metaphor for teenage fears about love, relationships and growing up.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Blue Moon was incredible. If you thought Evermore was full of suspense and unknowns, just wait until you read Blue Moon. Noel surpassed all expectations…The plot was insane, and I mean that in a good way. Noel took this novel in a direction I was never expecting, resulting in an emotional roller coaster ride that I never wanted to end. It was so cleverly pieced, so intricately meshed, I never saw it coming. Fabulous.” —The Story Siren

“One of the best books I've read this year… With immortal lovers, trustworthy friends, betraying fortune tellers, and freaky identical twins, what more could you ask for? Blue Moon has me begging for Shadowland! I can't wait for the next in the series.” —The YA Book Blogger

“The Immortals Series is so unique; it's like a breath of fresh air…Noel knows how to pull you into her world with beautiful imagery and mesmerizing words. Blue Moon is a page turner that will keep you reading until the last page. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, Alyson throws in another twist making it impossible to put this book down.” —5 stars! Fantastic Book Reviews

“This heart-pounding sequel to Evermore is a must read!” —Mind Of A Bibliophile

“Teen angst and the paranormal make a combustible mix...Getting hooked on this new series, The Immortals, is guaranteed.” —Romantic Times Magazine on Evermore

Evermore will thrill many teen fantasy-suspense readers, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series ... Noël creates a cast of recognizably diverse teens in a realistic high-school setting, along with just the right tension to make Ever's discovery of her own immortality--should she choose it--exciting and credible.” —Booklist on Evermore

“Beautiful main characters, tense budding romance, a dark secret, mysterious immortals—what more could you ask from this modern gothic romance?” —Justine Magazine on Evermore

“When I got a copy of Evermore, I sat down to read it, intending to only read a chapter or two. Instead, I blazed through the first hundred pages before I knew it...and then I didn't want to put the book down. Except I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. So I picked it up the next morning and finished it. Now I can't wait till July for the second book to see what happens next.” —Blog Critics Magazine on Evermore

“Get ready for a wild ride that is filled with twisting paths and mystery, love and fantasy. . . The writing style, story, and characters are a bit like Meyer and Marr's popular books, but written with a new twist and voice. And after reading the book, you too will probably want your own Damen, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.” —The Book Queen on Evermore

“Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller.” —Midwest Book Review on Evermore

“I found myself unwilling to put the book down, even though I had to at some points, because I wanted to know what was going to happen…Ever was so real and her emotions were so believable that it was a little creepy. It's like Alyson Noël is actually a grieving, lovestruck teenager. She got Ever completely perfect. And by perfect, I mean delightfully flawed and deep.” —The Frenetic Reader on Evermore

Evermore is a wonderful book that I believe would be a lovely addition to any library . . .Definitely a book that fans of Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr should add to their collections. Definitely engaging and will catch your attention the minute you open to the first page!” —Mind of a Bibliophile on Evermore

“Alyson Noël creates a great picture of each and every character in the book. I am a fan of the Twlight series and I recommend this book to those who like the series as well. It is a very quick read, with all the interesting twist and turns.” —Flamingnet Book Reviews on Evermore

“I loved this book. It really keeps your attention though out the story, because the puzzle gets pieced together bit by bit, but you don't know exactly what happened until the end. The only thing that disappoints me is that the second book won't be published for a while. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.” —Portsmouth Teen Book Review on Evermore

“This is the first installment of The Immortals series. Ms. Noël pens a well-detailed story that makes it easy for the reader to visualize both the characters and the world around them. Evermore has a familiar theme that attracts readers, but inside this book you'll find that the author has added some unique details that sets it apart.” —Darque Reviews on Evermore

Evermore's suspense, eerie mystery, and strange magic were interestingly entertaining...I found Ever to be a character I could really respect...Recommended.” —The Bookworm on Evermore

Evermore was a great way to lighten my reading load this winter and provided me with a creative, magical story that I really enjoyed. This is the first in a series for Noël and I think she may have a hit on her hands . . . Evermore has good and evil, likable characters, vivid descriptions and a good story.” —Planet Books on Evermore

“I fell into it easily, and loved the world Noël created . . . The fact that Ever had psychic powers was truly interesting. They flowed neatly through the book and I felt Ever's pain. .trust me, this book was really good. I couldn't put it down. Alyson Noël created an amazing new world, and after this book I am so curious to see where it heads because honestly, I have no idea.” —Reading Keeps You Sane on Evermore

“Ever is an easy character to like. I really felt for her because of all she lost and what she struggled with daily...Evermore was a really fast, engaging read with some great characters. It is the first in a series, so I'm eager to see if we will learn more about Ever, Damen and friends in the next one...it's sure to be a great read.” —Ninja Reviews on Evermore

“The writing here is clear, the story well-defined and narrator Ever has an engaging voice that teens should enjoy.” —January Magazine on Evermore

“Alyson Noël created a well-detailed story that makes it easy for the reader to visualize both the characters and the world around them. Evermore has a familiar theme that attracts readers, but inside this book you'll find that the author has added some unique details that sets it apart and will surprise you.” —The Ravenous Reader on Evermore

“This young adult novel ponders immortal love and the knowledge that "revenge weakens and love strengthens." Fans of the Twilight series should love it.” —Orange Coast Magazine on Evermore

“Noel writes an emotional, thoughtful book that made me cry in a couple of places. Evermore was an easy novel to get sucked into, and I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. If you love Stephanie Meyer, you will LOVE this book.” —Night Owl Romance on Evermore

Evermore is a fresh and original work that...branches out and explores new ground. Definitely recommended.” —Cool Moms Rule! on Evermore

“I totally LOVE Alyson Noël's Evermore...Noël has delivered a deliciously fresh new series that will be the next new thing that has every teen and even adults everywhere hooked and waiting for more...This is a keeper and a book that you have to go out and buy right now because if you don't you will be missing out. People will be asking if you have been living under a rock if you don't give Evermore a try, and that is just not acceptable.” —Talk About My Favorite Authors on Evermore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429984362
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Series:
Immortals Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
52,945
File size:
340 KB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

Blue Moon


By Alyson Noël

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2009 Alyson Noël
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4299-8436-2


CHAPTER 1

"Close your eyes and picture it. Can you see it?"

I nod, eyes closed.

"Imagine it right there before you. See its texture, shape, and color — got it?"

I smile, holding the image in my head.

"Good. Now reach out and touch it. Feel its contours with the tips of your fingers, cradle its weight in the palms of your hands, then combine all of your senses — sight, touch, smell, taste — can you taste it?"

I bite my lip and suppress a giggle.

"Perfect. Now combine that with feeling. Believe it exists right before you. Feel it, see it, touch it, taste it, accept it, manifest it!" he says.

So I do. I do all of those things. And when he groans, I open my eyes to see for myself.

"Ever." He shakes his head. "You were supposed to think of an orange. This isn't even close."

"Nope, nothing fruity about him." I laugh, smiling at each of my Damens — the replica I manifested before me, and the flesh and blood version beside me. Both of them equally tall, dark, and so devastatingly handsome they hardly seem real.

"What am I going to do with you?" the real Damen asks, attempting a disapproving gaze but failing miserably. His eyes always betray him, showing nothing but love.

"Hmmm ..." I glance between my two boyfriends — one real, one conjured. "I guess you could just go ahead and kiss me. Or, if you're too busy, I'll ask him to stand in, I don't think he'd mind." I motion toward manifest Damen, laughing when he smiles and winks at me even though his edges are fading and soon he'll be gone.

But the real Damen doesn't laugh. He just shakes his head and says, "Ever, please. You need to be serious. There's so much to teach you."

"What's the rush?" I fluff my pillow and pat the space right beside me, hoping he'll move away from my desk and come join me. "I thought we had nothing but time?" I smile. And when he looks at me, my whole body grows warm and my breath halts in my throat, and I can't help but wonder if I'll ever get used to his amazing beauty — his smooth olive skin, brown shiny hair, perfect face, and lean sculpted body — the perfect dark yin to my pale blond yang. "I think you'll find me a very eager student," I say, my eyes meeting his — two dark wells of unfathomable depths.

"You're insatiable," he whispers, shaking his head and moving beside me, as drawn to me as I am to him.

"Just trying to make up for lost time," I murmur, always so eager for these moments, the times when it's just us, and I don't have to share him with anyone else. Even knowing we have all of eternity laid out before us doesn't make me any less greedy.

He leans in to kiss me, forgoing our lesson. All thoughts of manifesting, remote viewing, telepathy — all of that psychic business replaced by something far more immediate, as he pushes me back against a pile of pillows and covers my body with his, the two of us merging like crumbled vines seeking the sun.

His fingers snake under my top, sliding along my stomach to the edge of my bra as I close my eyes and whisper, "I love you." Words I once kept to myself. But after saying it the first time, I've barely said anything else.

Hearing his soft muffled groan as he releases the clasp on my bra, so effortlessly, so perfectly, nothing awkward or fumbling about it.

Every move he makes is so graceful, so perfect, so —

Maybe too perfect.

"What's wrong?" he asks, as I push him away. His breath coming in short shallow gasps as his eyes seek mine, their surrounding skin tense and constricted in the way I've grown used to.

"Nothing's wrong." I turn my back and adjust my top, glad I completed the lesson on shielding my thoughts since it's the only thing that allows me to lie.

He sighs and moves away, denying me the tingle of his touch and the heat of his gaze as he paces before me. And when he finally stops and faces me, I press my lips together, knowing what's next. We've been here before.

"Ever, I'm not trying to rush you or anything. Really, I'm not," he says, his face creased with concern. "But at some point you're going to have to get over this and accept who I am. I can manifest anything you desire, send telepathic thoughts and images whenever we're apart, whisk you away to Summerland at a moment's notice. But the one thing I can't ever do is change the past. It just is."

I stare at the floor, feeling small, needy, and completely ashamed. Hating that I'm so incapable of hiding my jealousies and insecurities, hating that they're so transparent and clearly displayed. Because no matter what sort of psychic shield I create, it's no use. He's had six hundred years to study human behavior (to study my behavior), versus my sixteen.

"Just — just give me a little more time to get used to all this," I say, picking at a frayed seam on my pillowcase. "It's only been a few weeks." I shrug, remembering how I killed his ex-wife, told him I loved him, and sealed my immortal fate, less than three weeks ago.

He looks at me, his lips pressed together, his eyes tinged with doubt. And even though we're merely a few feet apart, the space that divides us is so heavy and fraught — it feels like an ocean.

"I'm referring to this lifetime," I say, my voice quickening, rising, hoping to fill up the void and lighten the mood. "And since I can't recall any of the others, it's all I have. I just need a little more time, okay?" I smile nervously, my lips feeling clumsy and loose as I hold them in place, exhaling in relief when he sits down beside me, lifts his fingers to my forehead, and seeks the space where my scar used to be.

"Well, that's one thing we'll never run out of." He sighs, trailing his fingers along the curve of my jaw as he leans in to kiss me, his lips making a series of stops from my forehead, to my nose, to my mouth.

And just when I think he's about to kiss me again, he squeezes my hand and moves away. Heading straight for the door and leaving a beautiful red tulip behind in his place.

CHAPTER 2

Even though Damen can sense the exact moment my aunt Sabine turns onto our street and approaches the drive, that's not why he left.

He left because of me.

Because of the simple fact that he's been after me for hundreds of years, seeking me out in all of my incarnations, just so we could be together.

Only we never got together.

Which means it never happened.

Apparently every time we were about to take the next step and consummate our love, his ex-wife Drina managed to show up and kill me.

But now that I've killed her, eliminated her with one well-placed though admittedly feeble swipe to her rather compromised heart chakra, there's absolutely nothing or no one blocking our way.

Except me.

Because even though I love Damen with all of my being, and definitely want to take the next step — I can't stop thinking about those last six hundred years.

And how he chose to live them. (Outlandishly, according to him.)

And whom he chose to live them with. (Besides his ex-wife Drina, many others have been alluded to.)

And, well, as much as I hate to admit it, knowing all of that makes me feel a little insecure.

Okay, maybe a lot insecure. I mean, it's not like my pathetically meager list of guys I've kissed could ever compare to his six centuries' worth of conquests.

And even though I know it's ridiculous, even though I know Damen has loved me for centuries, the fact is, the heart and mind aren't always friendly.

And in my case, they're barely speaking.

Yet still, every time Damen comes over for my lesson, I always manage to turn it into a prolonged make-out session, each time starting out thinking: This is it! It's really going to happen this time!

Only to push him away like the worst kind of tease.

And the truth is, it's exactly like he said. He can't change his past, it just is. Once something is done it can't be undone. There's no rewind. No going back.

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward.

And that's exactly what I need to do.

Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back.

Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.

I just wish it were really that easy.


"Ever?" Sabine makes her way up the stairs as I run frantically around my room, trying to straighten it up before plopping in front of my desk and scrambling to look like I'm busy. "You still up?" she asks, poking her head inside. And even though her suit is wrinkled, her hair limp, and her eyes a little red and tired, her aura's hanging in there, beaming a nice shade of green.

"I was just finishing up some homework," I say, pushing my laptop away as though I'd been using it.

"Did you eat?" She leans against the doorjamb, her eyes narrowed and suspicious, as her aura reaches right toward me — the portable lie detector she unknowingly carries wherever she goes.

"Of course," I tell her. Nodding and smiling and doing my best to appear sincere, but the truth is, it feels false on my face.

I hate having to lie. Especially to her. After all that she's done for me, taking me in after the accident when my whole family died. I mean, it's not like she had to do that. Just because she's my only living relative didn't mean she couldn't say no. And believe me, half the time she probably wishes she had. Her life was way less complicated before I arrived.

"I meant something besides that red drink." She nods, motioning toward the bottle on my desk, the opalescent red liquid with the strange bitter taste I don't hate nearly as much as I used to. Which is good since, according to Damen, I'll be sipping it for the rest of eternity. Though it's not like I can't eat real food, it's just that I no longer want to. My immortal juice provides all of the nutrients I could ever need. And no matter how much or how little I drink, I always feel sated.

But still, I know what she's thinking. And not only because I can read all of her thoughts, but because I used to think the same things about Damen. I used to get really annoyed watching him push his food around and only pretend to eat. Until I found out his secret, that is.

"I, um, I grabbed something earlier," I finally say, trying not to press my lips together, avert my gaze, or cringe — all of my usual dead giveaways. "With Miles and Haven," I add, hoping it will explain the lack of dirty dishes, even though I know that providing too many details is bad, like a flashing red light signaling LIAR STRAIGHT AHEAD! Not to mention that Sabine being a lawyer, one of her firm's top litigators, makes her incredibly good at spotting a phony. Though she pretty much saves that particular gift for her professional life. In her private life, she chooses to believe.

Except for today. Today she's not buying a word of it. Instead, she just looks at me and says, "I'm worried about you."

I swivel around so I'm facing her, hoping to appear as though I'm open, ready to address her concerns, even though I'm pretty much freaked. "I'm fine," I tell her, nodding and smiling so that she'll believe it. "Really. My grades are good, I'm getting along with my friends, Damen and I are —" I pause, realizing I've never really talked to her about my relationship before, haven't really defined it, and have pretty much kept it to myself. And the truth is, now that I've started, I'm not sure how to finish.

I mean, referring to ourselves as boyfriend and girlfriend sounds so mundane and inadequate once our pasts, presents, and futures are taken into account, because clearly all of our shared history makes us so much more than that. But still, it's not like I'm going to publicly proclaim us as eternal partners or soul mates either — the ick factor on that is just way too high. And the truth is, I'd really rather not define it at all. At the moment, I'm confused enough as it is. Besides, what would I even tell her? That we've loved each other for centuries but still haven't made it past second base?

"Well, Damen and I are — doing really good," I finally say, gulping when I realize I said good instead of great, which may be the first real truth I've spoken all day.

"So he was here." She sets her brown leather briefcase onto the floor and looks at me, both of us fully aware of how easily I fell into her professional litigator's trap.

I nod, mentally kicking myself for insisting we hang out here, as opposed to his place like he originally wanted.

"I thought I saw his car whiz past." She shifts her gaze to my rumpled bed with the haphazard pillows and disheveled duvet, and when she turns back to face me, I can't help but cringe, especially when I sense what's about to be said.

"Ever." She sighs. "I'm sorry I'm not around all that much and that we're unable to spend more time together. And even though it feels like we're still sort of finding our way with each other, I want you to know that I'm here for you. If you ever need to talk to someone — I'll listen."

I press my lips together and nod, knowing she's not finished, but hoping that by staying quiet and complacent, it'll be over with soon.

"Because even though you probably think I'm too old to understand what you're going through, I do remember what it was like at your age. How overwhelming it can be with the constant pressure to measure up to models and actresses and other impossible images you see on TV."

I swallow hard and avoid her gaze, cautioning myself to not overreact, to not go all overboard with defending myself since it's much better for her to believe this than to suspect the real truth.

Ever since I got expelled, Sabine's been watching me closer than ever, and when she recently loaded up on a stack of self-help books, everything from: How to Raise a Sane Teen in Insane Times Like These, to: Your Teen and the Media (And What You Can Do About it!), it's gotten a gazillion times worse. With her underlining and highlighting all of the most disturbing adolescent behaviors, and then scrutinizing me, checking for symptoms.

"But I want you to know that you're a beautiful girl, far more beautiful than I ever was at your age, and that starving yourself to compete with all of those skinny celebrities who spend half their lives checking in and out of rehab is not only a completely unreasonable and unattainable goal, but will only end up making you sick." She gives me a pointed look, desperately wanting to get through to me, hoping her words will penetrate. "I want you to know that you're perfect just as you are, and it pains me to see you going through this. And if this is about Damen, well then, all I have to say about that is —"

"I'm not anorexic."

She looks at me.

"I'm not bulimic, I'm not on some crazy fad diet, I'm not starving myself, I'm not striving to be a size zero, and I'm not trying to look like an Olsen twin. Seriously, Sabine, do I look like I'm wasting away?" I stand, allowing for an unobstructed view of me in all of my tight-jeaned glory, because if anything, I feel like the opposite of wasting away. I seem to be bulking up at a pretty good pace.

She looks me over. And I mean really looks me over. Starting from the top of my head and going all the way down to my toes, her eyes coming to rest on my pale exposed ankles I had no choice but to display when I discovered that my favorite jeans are too short and rolled them up to compensate.

"I just thought ..." She shrugs, unsure of what to say now that the evidence presented before her so clearly points to a not guilty verdict. "Because I never see you eating anymore — and you're always sipping that red —"

"So you just assumed I'd gone from adolescent binge drinker to anorexic food avoider?" I laugh so she'll know I'm not mad — a little annoyed maybe, though more with myself than with her. I should've faked it better. I should've at least pretended to eat. "You have nothing to worry about." I smile. "Really. And just so we're clear, I have no intention of taking and/or dealing drugs, experimenting with body modification, cutting, branding, scarification, extreme piercing, or whatever else makes this week's Top Ten Mal-adjusted Behaviors to Look for in Your Teen list. And for the record, my sipping that red drink has nothing to do with trying to be celebrity skinny or trying to please Damen. I just happen to like it, that's all. Besides, I happen to know for a fact that Damen loves me and accepts me exactly as I —" I stop, knowing I've just started a whole other topic I'm unwilling to explore. And before she can even get to the words now formulating in her head, I just hold up my hand and say, "And no, that's not what I meant. Damen and I are —" Hooking up, dating, boyfriend and girlfriend, friends with benefits, eternally bound. "Well, we're together. You know, committed, like a couple. But we aren't sleeping together."


(Continues...)

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Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss&Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.
Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss&Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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Blue Moon (Immortals Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2130 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ever and her entire family died in a car cash but the six hundred years old Immortal Damen brought her back to life by making her an Immortal too. They have loved one another for centuries, but each time they get close to each other, his wife Drina kills Ever. She reanimates; he finds her; they renew their love and his wife murders her. The cycle seemed endless until now when Ever changes the triangular interrelation dynamics by killing Drina. ----------- A new student enters the night school; Ever instinctively distrusts Roman with his bonhomie and surface good will thoughts. Damen becomes ill and when he recovers he treats Ever as an enemy and a stalker. The student body dissolves their differences and become one group who loathe Ever. She knows somehow Roman is behind the animosity and believes he is an Immortal. As Damen begins to age and die, Ever journeys to Summerland, the dimension between dimensions, seeking a cure for her eternal beloved. There she learns she can go back in time to save her family. As she decides what to do, she vows no matter what she will save Damon and reverse the aging process.------------- BLUE MOON, the second Immortals saga (see EVERMORE) is an outstanding teen fantasy in the tradition of Kelly Armstrong and Stephanie Meyers. Ever struggles with becoming a pariah at school and cope with Damen's dire health problems and she is a firecracker who intends to obtain the knowledge needed to save her beloved and return the student body back to the normal rivalries and bickering. She has several obstacles to overcome starting with her lack of experience with what to do and no one to turn to that she feels she can trust; adding to her issues is one wrong choice means tragedy.----------- Harriet Klausner
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It's even better than the first one in the Immortal Series. It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read Evermore, I have to admit that it was not my favorite book. I found the characters contrived, annoying, and completely unlikeable. The story was one we've all heard before: the young undying love of two teenagers with some kind of magical connection who would do anything for each other, blah blah blah. Twilight much? But, I decided to give Alyson Noel another chance and I read Blue Moon. I was disappointed to find Ever even more annoying and stupid than in the first book. She was often faced, in her opinion, with "only one choice." No, actually, there was always ANOTHER choice, usually the better one. But no, Alyson Noel wanted to set us up for the third book in the series with a whole new set of (unneccessary) problems. Even though a certain character has been obviously acting dodgy the whole book, Ever trusts them with healing Damen, her one true love? (Who, by the way, goes through a completely unrealistic character change. This is stretching it, even for fiction.) And then another character, who Ever knows from the beginning is bad news, she trusts with saving Damen? Even though we know, THE ENTIRE BOOK, that this character is trying to kill him. I mean really?!?! Noel's characters are fake, and even though the author mentions again and again Miles and Haven are Ever's BFFs, they often treat her like dirt. And even Damen, who is supposed to be this perfect guy, does some pretty questionable things. Alyson Noel makes him "astonishingly beautiful" thinking that this automatically makes him likeable. Does Ever only love him for his looks? Because that's all she ever talks about. Don't get me wrong, as a teenage girl, I love all of the romance, and this series had potential to be good. But with so many elements that just aren't up to par, the Immortals Series falls short. But is literature so lacking and contrived these days that an author can't be original? Do we instead have to rely on the formulas we already know work? The rich boarding schools, vampires, and undying teenage love? And what's with the annoying heroines? We could use to smart, strong young women here! The Immortals Series is a quick read that one should read for fun. There are aspects of the series that I enjoy, but on the other hand, there are aspects that could DEFINATELY be improved. And though my review is mostly negative, I did find the book entertaining through parts, and I did finish it rather quickly. So I recommend this book as long as the reader goes into it only for fun, and not looking for actual substance.
KDarkling More than 1 year ago
Forgive my headline, but I have to be honest. No disrespect to the author but I so detested this pointless and plotless story that I feel compelled to warn other readers. Now don't get me wrong, I really did want to like this book, book one was ok and I had some pretty good hopes for book 2 but I ultimately found the characters to be annoying, the story line lame, and the ending a pointless cliffhanger--there really is no need for a third book. I mean, yes I get the fact that Ever and Damen are no Bella and Edward, but the attempt at the love triangel was lame at best and really pourly executed. I couldn't even bring myself to read the whole thing, I ended up skimming it, and boy am I glad I did. I'm sorry to say that these characters lack complexity that would even merit a series. Spare yourself and find another read.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Ever is now an immortal, and she's eager to learn everything - from manifesting objects to visiting the paradise Summerland. Things are looking up for Ever and Damen, who can finally be together. But just as Ever finds her power's growing, Damen's starts to fade. He's becoming weak and he's even starting to forget Ever. Ever travels to Summerland to save Damen, but while there she discovers she might be able to save her family. Ever must choose which path she'll take and who she'll end up saving. I really enjoy sequels, but they make me nervous, especially when I loved the first book as much as I did EVERMORE. But Alyson Noel surpassed all my expectations, and not only is BLUE MOON an amazing sequel - it sets the bar for the rest of this series very, very high! When I reached the last page of this one, all I could say was "wow!" There were numerous twists that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I would get pulled in a new direction, which kept the book fast-paced and full of suspense - I had to keep turning the pages. I really liked the addition of Roman and the twins Romy and Rayne that Ever meets in Summerland. They added to the story but still have a lot of mystery surrounding them, so I'm eager to see how the many stories that were weaved together in BLUE MOON will play out. Another highly recommended book from Alyson Noel, I can't wait to read more about Ever and Damen. THE IMMORTALS series is one you'll want to get your hands on!
alice666 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS THE NEXT IN THE IMMORTAL SERIES AND IT'S REALLY GOOD! YOU CAN RELATE TO EVER ON SOO MANY WAYS WITH THE WHOLE HIGH SCHOOL ORDEAL. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS THERES A LACK OF ROMANCE AND THE ENDDING WILL MAKE YOUR HART STOP. YOU NEVER SEE IT COMING. ITS LEFT NEW QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE NEXT BOOK WELL JEST HAVE TO WAIGHT TILL JANUARY 5 OF NEXT YEAR!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did happen? The first book was amazing. It pulled you in, and I couldn't stop reading. And then this? This is a disgrace to the series. Repeatitive, horrible. I didn't even finish the book, I couldn't bear to read it any longer. Seriously, what happended?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bro stop comparing books to twilight of course i love those books ,but not ever book is about twilight okay i bet this book and others that are compared to twilight came out even before twilight.this series is awesome..!!!its so good... =] im just sayin people dont get med its the truth ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The plot is under developed, the characters are EXTREMELY flat and unbelievable, the setting makes the story line feel so fake. There was absolutely no depth. Specially the part where Damen *tries* to tell Ever about her past lives, its just sad. No history, no knowledge, no reference. the author used the phrase "and even though...." about 200 times in the first 50 pages. it was extremely distracting and i actually was more entertained counting the times she used the phrase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A girl who is still learning to control her powers as an Immortal, teenage Ever Bloom is as in love with the Immortal Damen as he is with her-until he dumps her just before the long-awaited night when they plan to sleep together for the first time. This is just a cheap sell to attract teens. Nothing but selling trick. Does teach anything new.
booksrmything More than 1 year ago
I throughly loved Evermore but the storyline in Blue Moon was too drawn out too long and boring. I had to force myself to keep reading. That whole thing with Roman and Ava and Summerland and the weird twins on and on and on...blah! And the ending.... dumb. Ever is sooo stupid! she has no sense at all geez. Any sane person would have listened to the weird twin over Roman. I sure hope the storyline for Shadowland is much better than Blue Moon cause if I have to force read I probably won't make it through the rest of the series.
RBDM More than 1 year ago
After being really pulled in and loving the characters from Evermore, this book did bring the same thing. It seemed to drag and got really tired of the plot. I stopped reading and don't plan to finish, which is really disapointing because the first one was so good.
livray More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first book so I was excited when this came out. Although it had potential to be a good read it fell short. I was annoyed by the flow of the story and the struggle to get to the end which was a good twist, but not enough of one to purchase the third book in this series. There are too many great books out there to waste your time on this one...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than the first one. The story was better and the little twist toward the end was unexpected, but I did not like the ending. I mean you can see it's a trap and she still doesn't get it. Overall I enjoyed it very much, but the ending could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when Blue Moon came out. I have been waiting for it for months. This book was such a good read and not very challenging- good for summer. The first book Evermore was good, but this book had a lot more unexpected events that happened. The antagonist(s) in the book really make wanna punch them or something or knock some sense into Ever. The title sounds like Twilight's "New Moon" but when reading this book the title "Blue Moon" is just so fitting. Allyson Noel's writing can captivate a reader, just read some of her other books and give the Immortals series a chance. A lot of other books are like Twilight... duh it's a romance fantasy series... don't compare them because a lot of other books I have read are like the Twilight book, and yet different because of the author. Read this and if you haven't read Evermore yet, read that first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok the book was blane in a sence that it fit the book. it wasn't as detailed as "Twilight" (winy voice) but that what made it its own. so some kid moved to a town and met an immortal and he ended having to save her. here are some differences, she whent through a life tragety, has magical abilities, and saved herself in the end non like bella, so sat there and just died, with no hope. if you were a true reader you would have picked up many books that are like twilight, because lets face it, twilight was a nock off of other books. Just because everybody got real into it doesn't mean it was the only good forbidden love vampire book out there. it was't. this book was good for its own and i can't wait to read the next one, not twilight. get over it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lost interest at the beginning of this book. Sorry. Not so great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this series but blue moon sucked it might have been because i read the third book befire this one or it could be that through out this entire, well maybe not the entire book bcuz i didnt want to finish it so i wouldnt know, is the main character stalking her boyfriend and other wacko stuff i say just skip this book and go on to the third book you wont miss anythinh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book but why is EVERYONE so aganist them having sex, now they arent even allowed to touch each other its sad but it is an interesting story and fell in love with it as soon as i started reading
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Not in a Rush to continue series Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi This is the second installment in the Immortals series by Alyson Noël. This book starts out with Ever and Damen picking up where they left off in Evermore. They are basking in their trouble-free relationship while Damen is trying to teach her all she needs to know about being an immortal. Then a new student arrives at school, Roman. Everyone loves him, everyone, but Ever that is. He tries to reach out to her and get her to like him, but there is just something about him that bugs her, but she can’t put her finger on it. Damen starts to lose his magic and starts projecting an aura and suddenly can’t stand Ever and calls her a spaz. He starts dating Stacia (again) and thinks Ever is stalking him. Roman has gotten rid of all clichés in the school and now Haven and Miles are hanging out with the A-listers…and everybody hates Ever, who has figured out that Roman is behind it all. Ever discovers how to get to Summerland on her own and finds out that she can travel through time on the night of the rare blue moon and decides to go back in time to prevent the accident that kills her entire family. But when she goes back she discovers that you can’t go back and is eventually brought back to the present and is in a race against time to save Damen’s life. Is she too late? I was pleasantly surprised with the first book in this series, Evermore. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for Blue Moon. This book read as a young adult book, which I have never cared for because I feel authors target younger and younger audiences and the books fail to pique my interest, let alone hold it. This isn’t the worst I’ve read, but wasn’t nearly as good as Evermore. I didn’t like how Ever was taking so much crap from the “new Damen”, but was still aching to be with him and fix things. Most people (me included) would have written him off once he started being a jerk. Then, she starts to find a way to fix things and she becomes obsessed with going back in the past to change things and abandon her supposed true love. It just didn’t jive with me at all. And I hate when books have endings that really aren’t endings, which is how this novel ended. Damen is no longer sick, but yet they still can’t be together, at least not completely. I know it’s a segue into the other books, but I just find it obnoxious. I will probably eventually continue on to the 3rd installment of the series, but after reading this one, I’m in no rush to get to Shadowland. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book in this series! I figured I would enjoy the second! What a big disappointment! I started to wonder would Ever and Damien get together? What long winded drama, ugh! This book is boring, awful, and just plain a wasted effort. From what I have been informed the rest of the series is the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Question... just out of curiosity do Damen and Ever, ever actually have sex? If so, in whuch book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The end is rushed and it is annoying when Damen is mean