Dark Flame (Immortals Series #4)

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In Dark Flame, Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries.

Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal.  But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside.  As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only...

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Overview

In Dark Flame, Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries.

Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal.  But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside.  As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy—Roman and his evil companions

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch.  As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.

Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself—and her future with Damen …

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Immortals series:

Dark Flame is the best installment in this series yet, ending in a very shocking way that leaves high promise for the next book. The readers’ appetite will be whetted for more, the constant addictive craving Noel seems to infuse in every book continuing to guarantee her strong readership. Noel includes plenty of surprising twists, unexpected tie ins and histories, and never lets the reader know what else she has planned…leaving only a burning need for more.” –AGoodAddiction.com

“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)

“Noel’s novel is absolutely amazing!  Fans of her Immortals series will not be disappointed—Ever and Damen’s love is challenged like never before, and the story ends with a big, satisfying twist that will have readers begging for more.  This long awaited installment is incredible.”  —Romantic Times (Top Pick)

“I have never been more unexpectedly surprised by an author. Noel knows exactly how to keep me enthralled in her books…Shadowland is purely mesmerizing. A book with a little bit of everything in it— romance, suspense, friendship, and immortality—all meshed together to create a mind-blowing combination.” –The Book Blogger

“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

“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

“Alyson Noël has many talents to share as a writer, and she proves it again and again with her amazing Immortals series. She writes with an intensity and a passion, her words weaving perfectly together to create an overwhelming experience for the senses and the heart.” –Teen Reads

 

Mystery + romance + supernatural + drama = definite appeal to teens.”—Orange Coast Magazine

 

“The YA paranormal genre has a flawless diamond among the gems with Blue Moon.  I was moved to tears by a couple of scenes, especially near the end. Ms. Noel doesn’t back away from emotion, instead she has the ability to reach into your chest and twist your heart.”  —Night Owl Romance

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

 

"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

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

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

“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

“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.”  —5/5 stars! The Book Queen

 "Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller." –Midwest Book Review

"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

"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

 “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

"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

"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

 “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

 “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

 “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

“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

"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

"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

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

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

“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

Jessica S. Joyner
The fourth installment in the Immortals series, Dark Flame opens with Ever breaking the news to her best friend Haven that she has been turned into an immortal. Contrary to Ever's expectations, Haven is ecstatic about her new powers, and soon begins behaving recklessly to test them. Meanwhile, Ever's quest to free her boyfriend Damen from a magick spell has accidentally bound her to her greatest enemy—Roman. Now, Ever must not only try to save her best friend from making a huge mistake, but she must also fight the strange, foreign pulse that is beginning to completely take her over. While she is trying desperately to reverse her mistake, her family and friends are becoming more and more worried about her—especially Damen. Ever knows if she doesn't figure out a way to fix her mistake soon, she could lose everything important to her, including her life. Reviewer: Jessica S. Joyner
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312583750
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Series: Immortals Series , #4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 38,152
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Alyson Noel is the author of The Immortals series, as well as seven previous novels for St. Martin’s Press.  She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book. 

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

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    Synopsis...since there isnt one listed yet

    Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she's bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless-there's a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of the curse before Damen discovers what she's done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves- including her beloved Damen.

    31 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

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    A Good Addiction Review

    As with the previous three books in this series, the plot and characters always seem to find the perfect way to grate my nerves and make me want to smack them. And yet, as with the others, I am always intrigued from the start, pulled in, and eager to know more. Noel has written some of the most stubborn characters around, pitching numerous battles of will that always end in clashes so extreme, it sometimes throws the reader. The simplicity of one giving in always makes me scream and yet, it is an endearing quality for every character possessing it and a large attribution to the plot. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with this series, always relieved when a book is over only to turn around the next second wishing I could have more now. That is a mark of a gifted writer to twist a reader like that and Noel has nailed it with each book.

    Ever continues her slightly misguided ways, determined to finish things already set in motion in earlier books. She has the same determination and generally positive her way is the right one. The latter has been one thing that has bothered me through the books though it does strike true to her character. In Dark Flame, however, Ever goes through tremendous personal growth, finally showing strong development that her character has resisted in previous books. She is far more sympathetic in this one, some of her motivations even better explained and more understandable. Ever is constantly finding herself in outrageous situations, the path to them always a convoluted one that is impossible to predict and the girl can never catch a break. While Noel continues to throw the left hooks and toy with not only Ever but the reader as well, a few plot lines that have been present from the start are tied up in this one, some are starting to reach their end, and new ones are opened.

    Damen continues to be the sweet, lovable guy he is, though he takes a little bit of a back seat in this installment. His relationship with Ever is an interesting one, and continues to progress and develop in fantastic ways. In the same way Ever seems to always manage to redeem herself, Damen grows and gains status with readers as well. His history is extensive, given his chronological age, and the flashbacks to his past and the ways he has spent his centuries always come in at the right moments to remind the reader of the reality of his and Ever's lives as immortals. Although they are in a modern time and Damen has certainly changed with the times, their roots are defined and reminded.

    The well defined supporting characters continue to be in Dark Flame, primarily Roman, Haven and Jude. They play some interesting roles and progress the plot in surprising ways. The way the reader feels about them is very liable to shift and change within the book- another mark in favor Noel's writing abilities to create such complex characters whom hold an abundance of gray areas.

    The plot progresses at a relatively steady pace though I did feel jarred out of the story at times, both in the writing itself- at times it almost seemed too good for what was needing to come across- and because the passing of time seemed to happen at obscure times. A few places, several days had passed without me as a reader realizing it until it's mentioned in passing after a new scene has already begun. Perhaps I wasn't being an astute reader but I did find myself stopping a few times. Noel's overall writing, however, has strengthened with this installment.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2010

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    Decent start that has dragged out to a boring and sad point...

    I picked up a couple of books from a stores 50% off rack. Evermore was one of the them..I liked it. It was ok for what it was, I didn't expect very much. I liked it well enough to go buy the second and was still happy and looking forward to number 3...major let down. Made me question if I want to bother with 4 and get more annoyed then I already am with this series. There was a great idea here and a sweet romance that has taken the wrong turn and left the reader wanting some thing more, some thing better. Now that I see this whole garbage with Roman, who I don't like at all, and Haven being made immortal and acting stupid? I think this is where I get step off the teenager platform and hop the train to adult.

    There was also another book I picked up at the same time and while it won't knock your socks off, I found it a much better read, a fun time and kept me wanting more. I still want more...
    The Vampire Academy Series...

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    Dark Flame by Alyson Noel Review

    I've been having a love/hate relationship with the Immortals series for a while now. The first installment, Evermore has by far been my favorite and is what has kept me reading the series. With that being said, this was not a opinion changer for me, not a favorite to be sure.

    Readers will see the characters and plot going in more of the same direction in Dark Flame. Ever is still trying to find the antidote and in order to do that she needs help. Her relationships with the other characters drove me crazy this time around. I'm not quite sure at times why they put up with her antics and let her get away with everything without any risk of her jeopardizing the relationships she has with the others. She's cruel to Jude, insensitive to Damen and sympathetic (eventually) to Roman...keep in mind these are just my opinions. I understand that Roman's had a rough life, but he's still not a great guy.

    And then we've got Haven, Ever's best friend and recently turned immortal. She's got her new immortality and she's abusing every minute of it. While Damen and Ever warn her of the consequences of such actions, we've got Roman egging her on. Like I said...not a great guy. I don't know, I was just frustrated throughout with all the characters to be honest. I couldn't believe the thoughtless decisions Ever made time and time again and it annoyed me to no end. I don't understand how Damen can always take everything in stride and never get truly angry with Ever, the girl needs a stern talking to. I get that they're soul mates, but everybody fights once and a while...don't they? Apparently not Damen and Ever. Roman's personality is irksome but I guess that's what you're looking for in a good villain and Jude just complicates an already overly complicated situation. Damen and Ever already have enough obstacles to overcome, did we really need a love triangle in there as well?

    I think this might be the end of the road for me and the Immortals series. I love Noel's writing and plan to read her new and soon to-be released series, with the first book Radiance, but for now the Immortals and I are going to part ways.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

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    READ ME! DONT READ ME?... What the hell is the matter with Jude. Darn! Ever was so so close to the antidote to the antidote.

    First of all people... This aint no ordinary book, there's so many twists. You never know what will happen next. I thought 'Hmm, i sure hope Ever can be with Damien again', but nooooo. (Jude): A boy who is supposeably Ever's reincarnated soulmate, stuck in a love traingle between himself, his endearing love Ever Bloom, and Damien. This part is at the very end. Last chapter specifically... Roman, (Bad Boy!) lol, Stranger Danger. He wanted to she Drina, where she went when Ever killed her, well not Kill Kill... Ever hit her main chakra and Drina was sent to the Shadowlands for all eternity. The eternal hell of Darkness. Thats what i call it. I'd rather go to Summerland, where i could manifest a damn cheesebuger and a rootbeer float and not gain weight. Well back to the topic. Where was i, oh yea, Ever? Ever sees the good in people when others may not, she saw the good in Roman. See, the reason he was so you know, A be-otch... was because his mother died giving birth to him, his father was so defistated, angry, and blamed the wrong person for his wife's death. He blamed Roman, abused him since he was a little kid, practically out of the womb. So that's why he was so cold hearted, being raised in that enviornment is'nt healthy what so ever. Ever thought if maybe she took him to go see Drina, he would give her the antidote to the antidote. He went to the Shadowlands and saw, how awfully dark $ quiet it is. 'Is this where Drina has been all this time', he say's. Ever Nods. Here comes Judes, ugh! i was so mad, i was yelling. To what excactly?, i keep forgetting its just a book, but no odinary book. So, in comes Jude thinking 'Oh, ima be all macho and save Ever from this evil prick', he jumped on Roman, (This is the part where i started yelling). lol. Ever had told Jude about The Immortals and that they have vulnerable spots, AKA: Chakras. Jude aimed straight for it. Killed him instantly, sent him to the Shadowlands with his love Drina. There was nothing left of Roman but his ashes and the clothes he was wearing. Ok, im gonna admit i felt for the guy, i even shed one tear. But i also felt for Ever $ Damien. Jude destroyed the Antidote to the Antidote, along with Damien's and Ever's life, sort of. Ever thought he did it on purpose to keep her away from Damien, she thought he was jealous because she chose Damien, Again. For the past 6 centries. But he was only trying to protect her, he's always been and always will. And Damien cant come between what him and Ever have, even if that means him and Ever will never be together.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2010

    My god

    drag, drag, drag, drag, drag. That's all she is doing is just dragging the story along! With the first book in the series I was like "Wow, this is really interesting" but then Ever couldnt touch Damon and I was like "Not cool, but in the next book they'll fix it and be able to touch each other all they want." Two, almost three books later, still not touching each other, Ever is still stupid, and her best friend is still a butt, well until the end of the book. All Im saying is that this story is hard to get through and made me very frustrated and upset.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2010

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    No happy endin yt?

    Seriously? I mean i've read all the books frm this series n i thought this would be the book were ever get her happy endin bt no they hv to make more complication..this sux n even tho i'll still read it i gotta say im nt happy about her havin anythn to do wit roman ugh..

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

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    good...but getting old...

    i fell in LOVE with Evermore. i read it 5 times and each time loved it even more than the time before. but blue moon and shadowland, i feel like i have to force myself to read them...i kinda want Dark Flame to be the last in the Immortal Series because it feels like Alyson's just dragging them outt. :S

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Wow, you guys...

    I think you readers really dont understand how this book goes and the stresses involved. Be Ever for a day. See how stupid YOU act. I love Ever, and this series completely!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

    Dark Shame

    Even though I didn't care much for Evermore, I continued reading Ever's journey out of mere curiosity to see if it would get any better. And I had hopes Blue moon would be better. But the truth was, it didn't trump Evermore in plot, character development, or writing. It was so mundane, so irritating that I couldn't read any of the novels, thus far, without actually becoming angry.

    Suffice to say, in Dark Flame nothing is resolved.

    It starts off with Ever talking to Haven about her new-found immortality. And gosh, could Haven be any more annoying? Turns out, she can be. Even though Ever is the one who saves her life, her so-called "best friend" can't be bothered with any of Ever's warnings about Roman. Not that Ever and Haven even really acted like friends since the beginning of the series. Not even close.

    Ever keeps making the same mistake after mistake. Always trusting the wrong, never trusting the right. And [HUGE SPOILER ALERT!] killing off one of the characters towards the end seemed like such a major cop-out, so weak, so freakin' stupid that it just aggravates me. We'll be on book 5 and we're STILL reading about how Ever's desperately trying to find the antidote to shag her boyfriend. And even though she'll probably end up getting the cure by book six, at the end, they won't even go through with it.

    And if that girl keeps shrugging any more than she already does, I'll be very surprised if she doesn't injure her shoulders by the next book, Night Star.

    If anyone hadn't noticed, I'm trying to use the writing style in the book in this review. Most of which her sentences begin with.

    1. Even though (And even though, but even though, etc.)
    2. And
    3. But the truth is
    4. So (insert adj.), so (insert another adj.) that.

    And even though I feel this novel is so bad, so frustrating, I'll probably read the last two books because once I start a series I don't like to quit. I really hate to give this series such a low grade because I really hoped when I read Evermore that it would be great, but it just didn't agree with my taste. If you are interested in this series, I'd suggest checking it out of the library first before forking over 10-17 bucks. *Shrugs*

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

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    WoW!!!! Love the series!

    I came across the series just needing another book to read. I love the characters. . .I can't wait to read this book! 2 1/2 more wks. I love the characters: Ever's amazing with out knowing it-but extremely impatient. Damen so focused and in love with Ever-his yearning and desire for her is almost palpable & when he has to stay away from Ever extremely painful. Romy & Rayne (the twins)-Romy is so sweet and nice, patient and lovable, she knows how to sugarcote things. Rayne is direct & straight to the point, bluntly honest. She doesn't know how to express her feelings where Ever is concerned. There are so many times where she seems to really not like Ever, but in smidgens of moments she shows that she does care; kind of like a frienemy. Haven is a pain the the butt. She's such a poser, her individuality is soo lost, she doesn't really know who she is. She tries so hard to be the star of her own group, she is always getting into trouble, that Ever & Damen have to get her out of. She is soo easily swoon by the wrong people. Jude, well, his character is freshly new, I am unsure of him still; Alyson Noel did a great job leaving him as unfinished business for Ever! I don't believe that he is one of the bad guys, not yet anyway! Roman, is a very dangerous bad! He is a poisoned apple, a spiked punch, gorgeous & delicious on the outside, but rotten on the inside. I am still unsure what drives him to be the thorn in Ever & Damen's side. In Blue Moon & Shadowland, I thought his motives were one thing, but I am still left daunted! I think he just wants to hurt Ever & Damen, just b/c they are happy and he isn't, but again, still questionable. Drina, was a typical jealouse woman drunk with power! Her life ended as it began in Evermore. Miles & Sabine are important in Ever's life, but kind of like fixtures in a story, there just to add ironic issues for Ever, kinda like-"as if what is going on isn't enough, now. . . " Stacia, Honor, & Craig are the typical high school bullies that are powerfully annoying in a group, but harmless when separated, with their own feebile agendas! Ava seemed to be interested in helping Ever, until she broke her promise. Not even I trust her, but there is something more, she tried to explain. Alyson Noel did a wonderful job with all the characters, in all the books. I felt what they felt, was surprised at how I actually jumped in suspensful and surprising events. I was cheering Ever on, gasping with everyone, screaming Nooo!, when Ever was about to make a mistake, along with everyone else. Just as confused and unsure when Ever had to decide between Haven's life and fixing the dilemma her and Damen face. I love it, love it, love it!!!!! It has everything I could ask for. I read all three books in 1 wk. I couldn't put them down. I vowed to catch up to all of them before Dark Flame would be released and now, I can't wait for Dark Flame. I recommend this series!!! I REALLY DO! ENJOY!

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

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    Ehh, not really.

    I have read the whole series so far, and to tell you the truth I am not really looking forward to this. Evermore was really good, blue moon was good, but Summerland was not all that great. I find the series a tad repetitive, always the same problem. A lot of the things Ever does just makes me angry. I think she has become less intelligent as the series progressed. And of course she is going to fall for Roman, I did not predict that at all!(sarcastic)I will probably finish this one just to see what happens, but that should tell you that I did not think it was a complete waste of time; it had its moments that I was interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

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    I believe Dark Flame will be Alyson Noel's most seductive book in the Immortals series.

    The way the summary sounds is very seductive and very interesting. Interesting may not be the word,I believe luring is the right word. Dark Flame will probably be the best book in the series.I am very curios to know if Ever will ever give up and do something that she should be doing with Damen instead with Roman. Looking foward to reading the 4th book.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Great book to keep you interested.. and thats it

    This whole series is amazing,the story was creative and very interesting...but there are alot of un awnsered questions and the ending is terrible. you read book after book and it really captures you and you can really feel for the characters.. but throughout the books the author just creates problem after problem and by the end of the book only a few of your questions are awnserd. you are left wondering what happend to alot of the characters, and it almost seems like the book ended because the author just got tired of writing..

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

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    review taken from One Book At A Time http://onebooktime.blogspot.com

    If you've made it this far in this series, I don't think you'll be surprised by any of the actions that take place except maybe the ending. I was afraid it was going to be the same old things again. Ever does spend most of the book acting as if she doesn't need anybodies help. But, in the end she actually surprised me and acted completely unselfishly. Although, I think if she would have told someone what she was doing instead of once again acting on her own the outcome could have been much different (but then again we likely wouldn't have two more books to look forward to).

    I do have to say that Haven drove me crazy in this book. Her attitude reminded me a lot of when Drina was in the picture, but so much worse. She's the obnoxious friend who thinks everyone is out to get her and she's always right. I did think the twins get some closure in this one, but not really sure what their final purpose in the story might be. I still love Damen, but I'm beginning to think he is way to forgiving. I sometimes think Ever needs someone to put her in her place.

    Overall, the events are interesting. I don't think there's any firm closure on anything. But, you can tell the story is reaching it's peek. I'll be looking for the next one when the library gets it in (although I'm sure I will be the one to request it lol).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

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    awesome!

    I loved this book begining to end. I recommend this to anyone who loves the twilight series. Hope you like this book as much as I did.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

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    Frustratingly Addictive

    As with all the other books in the series, this was an addictive read. I think everyone should keep reading and will find themselves enjoying the (at times edge-of-your-seat frustrating) plot and waiting eagerly for the next book to come out. That said, there are a few concerns I have about the series at this point.



    Although Ever's main love interest is supposed to be Damen (a la Edward Cullen and Bella), I find myself wishing that she would go for Jude instead. Damen's character feels just too perfect for me in a much more flat-character way than Edward Cullen did. The tidbits about Damen's past allude to something maybe a bit deeper or interesting, but thus far I find myself getting a little bored with him.



    I am starting becoming annoyed with the plot in terms of how the books are divided. Yes, we all know that cliffhangers are effective techniques to assure readers will buy the next book, but I'm starting to feel a bit cheated. The main episode/concern in the last novel (Shadowland) didn't seem to be completely wrapped up and was carried into Dark Flame, with the issue being resolved somewhere around the middle of the book. The second half of Dark Flame feels a bit segmented, cut short in the middle of something monumentally important. Again, I feel it's taking the cliffhanger thing a bit too far.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

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    super young adult fantasy

    With the new power of being an Immortal, Haven behaves like a child with a new toy. Her conversion places Haven and her friend Ever in strife as the former wants to irresponsibly show off her nouveau skills while the latter wants her to conceal them for fear of what exposure will cause to the Immortals.

    Ever also tries to liberate Damen from her enemy Roman's control. She attempts a very dark magical spell to free her eternal beloved from the curse. However, instead of unbinding Damen from Roman, her incantation binds her to her adversary. As Ever struggles to keep free from what she wrought onto herself, she pleads with Jude to help her as she risks all she cherishes; on the other hand Roman gleefully turns on the heat to bring the enervated female Evermore under his thumb.

    The fourth Immortals young adult fantasy is a strong entry in a powerful series (see Shadowland and Blue Moon) although the heroine is not quite as feisty as she has been; part of that is psychological as she knows she erred. Fans of the saga will enjoy Ever's latest adventure as she struggles to avoid surrendering her Immortal soul to the Dark Flame of her most loathed foe for ever more.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 16, 2010

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    I don't know....

    I'm really hoping that this book is more focused on Her and Damen's realationship. Because she keeps screwing up and it would be nice to just see them together for once without any problems. I also don't think that the book should be based on Riley and Buttercup...if that's the case I won't be buying the book...Eh.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    I hope it is better than the first 3.

    Ok as much as i love the series...Ever needs to grow a brain. I am so sick of her screwing up. Just once i want her to be smart. The story is good but as i said, Ever needs to quit being stupid.

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