Immortal [NOOK Book]

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The wound inflicted only a few minutes before was nearly healed. A small cut was the only sign that anything had occurred. I watched in disbelief as it finished closing and eventually disappeared.


“What are you?”


Gods, demons,vampires eighteen year old Alina doesn’t believe in any of them, until she meets Samuel and Duncan, and discovers a world that could destroy everything she loves.

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Overview

The wound inflicted only a few minutes before was nearly healed. A small cut was the only sign that anything had occurred. I watched in disbelief as it finished closing and eventually disappeared.


“What are you?”


Gods, demons,vampires eighteen year old Alina doesn’t believe in any of them, until she meets Samuel and Duncan, and discovers a world that could destroy everything she loves.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011095542
  • Publisher: Lauren Burd
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 100,632
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 811 KB

Meet the Author

I am a wife and mother of two, a boy age 9 and a girl age 4. I work in the tissue banking field and approach families about donation of tissues. I'm also a full time student, and live on a couple hours sleep. I also write, download way to much music, and read every spare moment I have which aren't many.

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    Vampire with a Twist

    Okay so it starts off a lot like Twilight. Alina is a cute, if somewhat clutzy girl, and two grogeous guys are vying for her attention. Samuel is nice if a little standoff-ish who is reluctant to show how he really feels. Duncan is a smooth Casanova with no qualms about showing how he feels and will do anything to be close to her. Halfway through the book though it switches gears and departs from Twilight cutting its on course. Trust me you will not see the twist coming. It ends in a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more. One downside, like Twilight, the begining moves a little slow, but it does hold your interest. Once some of the secrets are revealed the book moves faster towards the climax which left me wanting more. If you liked Twilight then I would recomend picking Immortal up. I can't wait for the next book in the series Forever, to see what happens and who Alina will choose.

    46 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent Read

    I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.

    23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Recommend

    Even though I felt this book had similarities to the Twilight series (girl meeting unbelievably super handsome guy in class that all the girls are after, girl being swept away from "hunter" that is after her because of new guy, the debate of changing her or not, being taken to meet one of the oldest Immortals that wants her changed or killed)it had a lot of twists that kept me interested. Main character meets not one but two guys that end up being immortal. Not knowing throughout the book if one of them is good or bad was a great plot point and kept me hooked. I would catch myself thinking I'd figured out the plot and then it would change which was great. I am looking forward to reading the next one in this series.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2010

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    Vampire love and deceit

    Alina's day is just getting worse. First there is getting home from her dad's place in California. Flying is unnatural and Alina is absolutely terrified when in the air, so to keep herself distracted she tries reading but can not keep her mind on the book. As she hears a commotion at the front of the plane she spots one of the most entrancing guys she has ever seen. His eyes are a deep ocean blue and he is well built. He ends up sitting just opposite of her on the plane. She finds herself constantly looking at him, as if!. If that was not bad enough, when her mom picks her up at the airport and takes her home, she finds everything that belongs to her packed up in boxes and ready to be gone. Knowing she would be moving out for college was one thing; the coldness of the actual event is another. On her first day of class, the guy from the plane sits next to her. He attracts attention like a flame attracts a moth. She studiously looks away but sees all the other girls watching. There is something about him... something different. It is during class introductions that she learns his name is Samuel. Just being next to him in class keeps her heart racing, making it impossible to concentrate on the assignments. In her second class as she is waiting for the professor to show, she hears a wonderful, deep purring voice, asking if the seat next to her is free. She finds herself sinking into a pair of incredible green eyes, belonging to an exceptionally attractive guy. He too seems to have that certain charisma, which has every eye turning his way. But he appears to have eyes just for her. He introduces himself as Duncan as he takes the seat next to her. She can feel him staring at her through out the class and she is not sure how to handle the attention. Each day is a new struggle for her, as Duncan is steady in his pursuit, while she can tell that Samuel likes her as well, he is more standoffish. For some reason she is more drawn to Samuel, although both of them are extremely handsome and charismatic. Duncan chooses to get close to her through her best friend Tabby, but in Alina's world that makes Duncan off limits. As Duncan sees her interest shift directly to Samuel he takes a risk and reveals his true nature to her. He then gives her the background on both himself and Samuel, thereby also revealing Samuel's secret. His goal is to direct her feeling back to him by revealing Samuel's dark past. Little do they know that this knowledge has put her in imminent danger. As I began reading Lauren Burd's Immortal, I was initially disappointed that it seemed to be following in the path of the Twilight series. We have these handsome guys, they have that certain something, a charisma that attracts, and Alina, our young heroine is a pale, brooding girl who somehow seems to be extremely attractive to them, more so then any other. What sent me in a different direction, was that Alina actually has some very close female friends that will do anything for her. In return she is also very protective of them. As the narrative continues, Alina finds out that the guys are both vampires, and that they have a story from their pasts that puts them at odds with each other. Lauren Burd has developed a group of very likeable characters. Alina really cares about her friends and puts their feelings ahead of her own. While she moves too quickly into decisions, this

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    An absurd waste of time

    First, Lauren Burd, find a reputable editor. Too many unforgivable grammatical and spelling errors. Next, learn to develop your characters into something remotely close to believable/likeable. After that, learn to write a story that flows and makes sense. It's absurd that the protagonists love interest is barely even mentioned. You spent more time on ridiculous details about school days than on the plot. I couldn't believe the "climax" was so lame and the ending worse than pathetic. Since the first chapter of the next book was included, I continued. That's where you should have ended. There is potential for a semi-decent story, but for this one, I unfortunately, can't rate less than one star. Thankfully, I only paid $.99.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

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    Horrible... Not worth your time

    This was an obvious rip off of Twilight but didn't have a plot. The characters were boring and halfway through you're still waiting for something to happen. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. I lost interest around page 30 but stayed with it for another 150 pgs or so. I am an avid reader and have read over 40 books this year alone. To find a book that I couldn't finish is a rarity so I guess on that note it scored big. Don't waste your time

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Baaaaaaaaaaad

    Badbadbad

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Elementary

    I only finished this book because I had nothing else to do and had paid for it. It was very Twilight-ish, but with less developed characters, more immature writing, and ended as set-up for sequel with no attempt at resolution. Even in a series, there should be some resolution at the end of each book, otherwise just wait and release one longer book that will be satisfying to the reader.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2010

    GREAT READ

    at first i thought it was just ok but it has a twist at the end. overall its a pretty good plot and i cant wait for the next one!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Twilight rip off...crap...not worth 99?

    It was extremely hard to fall into the story and the characters were two dimensional It was in no way worth the 99?

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Wow....................Crap

    I really don't know what book everyone else were reviewing so wonderfully, but it sure is not this one. Any money you're willing to part with to buy this book, should stay in the bank!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Nothing to write home about

    The storyline dragged on with useless details. The charcter development as well as that of the relationships between them is not there. Overall the plot and themes were corny as well as trite and left a lot to be desired.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    Needs editing and development

    I was sorry to read what seems to be a draft of a story instead of a fully developed (and certainly poorly edited) novel. My teenage daughter was appalled at the grammar! I agree that the similarities to Twilight are striking and only serve to undermine what might have been a more compelling story. I began to like the characters after what started out as a painful-to-read beginning. I am hoping the next book is better, but knowing the usual fate of sequels, I don't hold out much hope.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    read this

    this book is as awsome as lots of people think twilight is!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

    Good Read

    The book really keeps you interested and I found myself searching for a follow-up... of course there isn't one yet! Hope to be able to read more in the future.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    good if your bored, terrible if you want a great read

    this just seemed like a HUGE rip off of Twilight
    if you have read Twilight, then dont bother with this book, because its honestly THE SAME THING
    SPOILER
    two paranormal guys fall for the same girl(edward and jacob)
    girl feels like she isnt good enough for either of them
    Girls parents are divorced(so are bellas parents)
    guys need to protect girl from being killed
    girl goes to meet person who wants to kill her because she wants to keep her family safe (bella goes to save her mom)

    its pathetic really, that Lauren Burd cant come up with her own ideas
    like i said though, i thought it was a waste of time because i have already read twilight and i was irritated that someone actually had the nerve to practically copy and paste from twilight and call it off as her own
    if you havent read twilight and vampires and stuff interest you, then this is a pretty good book to pass time
    but if your a twilight lover, you WILL hate it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2011

    You're Kidding, Right?

    In all honesty, I have never read a book that I have seriously disliked. Sadly, I finally found one. The first thing this book needs is some serious editing. Half of the time I found myself on a mental tirade about how awfully written it was that I forgot to pay attention to what I was reading. I forced myself to actually read over half of it, and finally gave up and skimmed a forth of it. The beginning of the book consists of her taking numerous showers, the exact same conversations over and over "So, how are classes?" with one of the guys to the point that the first time they had a real conversation I realized that rather than showing dialogue the author just stated that they were having one. Also, every time one of the guys talks their voice is either silky or smooth, and always "wraps around" her name. One guy's eyes are always either a forest or a jungle. Not to mention that the next day after she finds out about Immortals she has a hunter on her and everything starts happening at once, whereas the first half of the book was about school. The book and characters are shallow and superficial and the 'plot twist' at the end wasn't very surprising and incredibly lame. In all honesty, it was a waste of both .99 cents and my time and I am still reeling from how bad it was.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    ''Twilight' knockoff. Please Don't Waste Your Time!!!!!!

    This book should never have made it out of production!! To think that some publisher allowed this 'Twilight' knockoff is unthinkable. The only thing worse is that I was persuaded to purchase it after reading a similar review just because of it's price. I have only sent in two reviews even though I purchase an average of two books a week, and most times even if I don't think a book is great I keep my opinions to myself. This book offended me so much though, that I had to let others know.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    Not Recommended

    This story is a crappy version of Twilight. The two guys who act strange around her, want her, she's attracted to both but there's the one she clearly prefers even though the audience is left confused as to why she prefers him, creature thing, creature police, be turned or die, etc. Her relationship with Sam totally falls flat. With Duncan you can see how they would wind up together, they at least communicate well with one another and are clearly attracted to each other. With Sam it's just like, okay he's rejected and ignored you why would you want him? Especially when you could have Duncan who clearly likes you. But then of course Duncan is a total douche so you find yourself wondering why she'd want to be with either guy. It ended on a bad cliffhanger that while it usually might leave me curious just left me infuriated. I finished reading all the way to the end because I was curious about how things would go, but I don't want to read more of it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Q

    When i saw this book i was like ohh pretty eyes on the cover lol and it didnt seem like a bad read so i was like sure(shoulders shrug) why not and it was actually pretty good so if your reading this review to see if the book is right for you it might be so try it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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