Night Star (Immortals Series #5)

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After fighting for centuries to be together, Immortals Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath.  Don’t miss Night Star-- the explosive new installment of Alyson Noel's #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident.  Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and ...

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Overview

After fighting for centuries to be together, Immortals Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath.  Don’t miss Night Star-- the explosive new installment of Alyson Noel's #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident.  Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way.  Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it.

Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all.  As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all.

Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy.  But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland?  And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?

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  • The Immortals Series
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Lynne Farrell Stover
Seventeen-year-old Ever Bloom continues to narrate her tale of danger and self-discovery in this fifth book of The Immortal (St. Martin's Press) series. The summer is at an end and Ever has convinced herself to return to high school for her senior year. This resolution lasts only one day when she discovers that her former friend, a reinvented and revengeful Haven, is now the most popular girl in school. As both girls learn to deal with a new "pecking order," unique paranormal powers, and complicated relationships, they find their world spiraling out of control. Damen, Ever's long-lived soul mate, is absent for many of her and Haven's convoluted confrontations. Although he manages to show up for the predictable showdown, it is up to Ever to resolve a precarious situation. The mythology surrounding the forever-young characters is interesting and consistent. The inventive settings of the mystical Summerland and Shadowland are well-described and have strong spiritual inferences. However, it is difficult to understand why someone who has been reincarnated as many times as Ever has learned so little wisdom and self-discipline. Her favorite reactions to conflict seem to be rolling her eyes, playing with the hem of her skirt, and thinking one thing but doing the opposite. (The contradiction of an immortal being who is constantly involved in life-threatening situations seems counterintuitive.) Because this book contains a credible back-story, it is not necessary to read its predecessors. Conversely, the last chapter's lack of resolution may leave the reader frustrated. Reviewer: Lynne Farrell Stover
From the Publisher
"The seven disks seemed to fly by of their own accord. Ms. Schorr continues to spellbound as she narrates the world of Ever Bloom." - TeensreadToo.com on Dark Flame

Acclaim for The Immortals series by Alyson Noël

“A mesmerizing tale of teenage angst, love and sacrifice…The startling but satisfying ending shows that Noël knows how to keep her audience hooked.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Alyson Noël 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

“The YA paranormal genre has a flawless diamond among the gems.  I was moved to tears by a couple of scenes…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

“I couldn't put it down.  I dreamt about this book.  And when I was finished, I couldn't get it out of my head.  This book was simply breathtaking." —Teens Read Too

 "Teen angst and the paranormal make a combustible mix…Getting hooked on this new series, The Immortals, is guaranteed."—4 stars!  Romantic Times Magazine

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

Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Ever Bloom returns, as immortals are wont to do. Same love: Damen. Same enemy: Haven. Lifetime after lifetime, she struggles to hold onto Damen. Since they cannot technically "hold" onto each other, Ever Bloom and Damen are thrust into a constant search for an antidote that will remedy their separation. Unfortunately, that antidote was lost when Roman was killed. Haven blames Ever for Roman's death, even though it was Jude who killed him. But Ever was in the room, and that is enough to fuel Haven's hatred of her. Ever's day-to-day teenage concerns add elixirs and manifesting tulips and BMWs to the usual "where to sit in the lunchroom" and "who's talking to who these days" angst. Then, of course, there is "will the ex-BFF kill her before finals"? It is hard to keep attending school when it is just for show, so Ever and Damen sneak off to Summerland, with its endless reels of past lives. It is during one of these past life jaunts that Ever learns a life-changing secret about herself. She finds that Damen has been editing her memories, and she becomes privy to a scene set in the Deep South involving a life of slavery and ownership as well as Jude, who always seems to arrive at the wrong time. It is this scene that causes Ever to rethink her feelings. She has loved Damen for centuries, but what about Jude? What if she has made the same mistake lifetime after lifetime, and Jude is the one she should be with? Noel's dialogue sometimes seems overly wordy, but the story moves along with the help of Katie Schorr's narration. The story is chockfull of the metaphysical world, and since this is the fifth book of the series, we are reunited with the usual cast of characters. We enjoy Ever getting a chance to kick some teenage butt but it is the underlying story of true love that moves this novel along. Book five in the "Immortal" series. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312590987
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Series: Immortals Series , #5
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 321,114
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series, the Radiance series and 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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Chapter One

“You’ll never beat me. You’ll never win this one, Ever. It’s impossible. You can’t do it. So why waste your time?”

I narrow my gaze and peer into her face—taking in her small, pale features, her dark cloud of hair, the absence of light in her hate-filled gaze.

My teeth clenched tightly, voice low and measured, I say, “Don’t be so sure. You’re running a serious risk of overestimating yourself. In fact, you are overestimating yourself. I’m one hundred percent sure of it.”

She scoffs. Loudly, derisively, the sound of it echoing throughout the large empty room, bouncing off the plank wood floors to the bare white walls, meant to scare, or at the very least intimidate and throw me off my game.

But it won’t work.

Can’t work.

I’m too focused for that.

All of my energy concentrated down to one single point, until everything else fades away and it’s just me, my readied fist, and Haven’s third chakra—also known as the solar plexus chakra—the home of anger, fear, hate, and the tendency toward putting too much emphasis on power, recognition, and revenge.

My gaze narrowed on its location like a bull’s-eye, right smack dab in the center of her leather-clad torso.

Knowing that one quick, well-directed jab is all it’ll take to reduce her to nothing more than a sad bit of history.

A cautionary tale of power gone wrong.

Gone.

In an instant.

Leaving nothing behind but a pair of black stiletto boots and a small pile of dust—the only real reminder that she was ever here.

Even though I never wanted it to get to this point, even though I tried to work it out, tried to reason with her, to convince her to come to her senses so we could move toward some kind of understanding—cut some kind of deal—in the end, she refused to give up.

Refused to give in.

Refused to let go of her misguided quest for revenge.

Leaving me with no choice but to kill or be killed.

Leaving me with no doubt of how this one ends.

“You’re too weak.” She circles. Moving slowly, carefully, her gaze never once leaving mine. The stiletto heels of her boots assaulting the floor as she says, “You’re no match for me. Never were, never will be.” She stops and places her hands on her hips, head cocked to the side, allowing a stream of glossy dark waves to fall over her shoulder and hang well past her waist. “You could’ve let me die months ago. You already had your chance. But you chose to give me the elixir instead. And now you regret it? Because you don’t approve of what I’ve become?” She pauses long enough to roll her eyes. “Well too bad. You have only yourself to blame. You’re the one who made me this way. I mean, what kind of creator kills her own creation, anyway?”

“I may have made you an immortal, but you took it from there,” I say, the words firm, deliberate, ground out between clenched teeth, despite Damen having coached me to stay quiet, stay focused, to make it swift and clean, and not unnecessarily engage her in any way.

Save your regrets for later, he said.

But the fact that we’ve found ourselves here means there is no later where Haven’s concerned. And despite what it’s come to, I’m still determined to get to her, to reach her, before it’s too late.

“We don’t have to do this.” My gaze locks on hers, hoping to convince. “We can stop right here, right now. This doesn’t have to go any further than it already has.”

“Ha, you wish!” she sings, gleefully mocking. “I can see it in your eyes. You can’t do it. No matter how much you think I deserve it, no matter how much you try to convince yourself of that, you’re too soft. So what makes you think it’ll be any different this time around?”

Because now you’re dangerous—and not just to yourself, but to everyone else as well. This time is different, entirely different. As you’re about to see…

Curling my fingers so tightly my knuckles instantly blanch, I steal a second to center myself, find my balance, and replenish my light—just as Ava taught me to do—while keeping my hand low and steady, my gaze fixed on hers, my mind cleared of all extraneous thoughts, face cleared of all extraneous feelings—as Damen recently coached.

The key is to give nothing away, he claimed, to move quickly, with purpose. To get the deed done before she has the chance to ever see it coming—won’t even realize what hit her ’til it’s way past too late.

Until her body has disintegrated and her soul’s moved on to that bleak, dreary place.

Refusing her even the slightest opportunity to make a move or fight back.

A lesson learned on a long-ago battlefield that I never thought would apply to my life.

But even though Damen warned me against it, I can’t keep from apologizing. Can’t stop the words forgive me from coursing from my mind to hers. Seeing her respond in the flash of pity that tempers her gaze before it’s quickly diminished by the usual mix of hate and disdain.

Her fist rising—aiming for me—but it’s too late. Mine’s already in motion, moving forward, in full swing. Slamming right into her solar plexus, sending her reeling—spinning—shattering—headed straight into the infinite abyss.

The Shadowland.

The eternal home for lost souls.

Aware of my own sudden intake of breath as I watch how quickly she disintegrates. Fragmenting so easily it’s hard to imagine she was ever once solid form.

My gut churning, heart crashing, mouth so dry and parched no words will come. My body reacting as though what just happened before me—the act I just committed—wasn’t just a game of make-believe, but the horrifying real deal.

“You did well. You were right on target, right on your mark,” Damen says, crossing the room in a fraction of an instant, his warm, strong arms sliding around me as he pulls me close to his chest. His voice lilting softly in my ear as he adds, “Though you seriously might want to lose the forgive me part until after she’s gone. Trust me, I know you feel bad, Ever, and I can’t say I blame you, but it’s like we’ve discussed, in a case like this, it’s either you or her. Only one can survive. And if you don’t mind, I prefer it to be you.” He runs the tip of his finger down the length of my cheek, tucking a stray chunk of long blond hair behind my ear, before he adds, “You can’t afford to give her any sign of what’s to come. So please, save the apology for after, okay?”

I nod and pull away, still fighting to steady my breath. Glancing over my shoulder at the pile of black leather and lace on the floor. All that remains of the Haven I manifested, before I blink it away and erase every trace.

Stretching my neck from side to side, and shaking out each of my limbs in a move that could be taken as either letting off steam or preparing for more, Damen choosing to interpret it as the latter when he smiles and says, “So, another go then?”

But I just look at him and shake my head. I’m done for the day. Done with pretending to kill off the ghostly, soulless form of a former best friend.

It’s our last day of summer, our last day of freedom, and there are much better ways for us to spend it.

Taking in the sweep of longish, wavy dark hair that spills across his forehead and falls into those amazing brown eyes, before drifting over the bridge of his nose, the angle of his cheekbones, to the swell of his lips, where I pause long enough to remember how wonderful they feel against mine.

“Let’s go to the pavilion,” I say, my eyes eagerly searching his before moving on to his simple black tee, the silk cord bearing the cluster of crystals that hides underneath, all the way down to his faded denim jeans and the brown, rubber flip-flops on his feet. “Let’s go have fun,” I reiterate, taking a moment to close my eyes and manifest a whole new costume change for myself. Swapping out the T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers I wore to train in, for a replica of one of the more beautiful, low-cut, corseted gowns I sometimes wore in my Parisian life.

And all it takes is one look at his clouded gaze to tell me it’s as good as done. The lure of the pavilion is pretty much impossible to resist.

It’s the only place where we can truly touch without the interference of the energy shield—where our skin can meet, and our DNA mingle, without any imminent danger to Damen’s soul.

The only place where we can disappear into another world that holds none of the dangers of the one that we live in.

And even though I no longer resent the limitations of our life here, no longer pay it much notice now that I know it’s a direct result of my making the right choice, the only choice, that my choosing to make Damen drink Roman’s elixir is the only reason he’s still with me today—the only thing that saved him from an eternity in the Shadowland—I’m happy to accept his touch in any form that it comes.

But still, now that I know there’s a place where it gets so much better than this, I’m determined to get there, and now would be good.

“But what about practice? School starts tomorrow and I don’t want you to get caught off guard,” he says, obviously struggling to do what’s noble and right even though it’s clear that our trip to the pavilion is as good as done. “We have no idea what she’s planned, so we have to prepare for the worst. Besides, we haven’t even gotten to the Tai Chi yet, and I think we really need to. You’ll be amazed at the way it helps to balance out your energy—recharging it in a way that—”

“You know what else is good at recharging my energy?” I smile, allowing him no time to answer before my lips meet his, willing him to just say the word so we can go to a place where I can kiss him for real.

The warmth of his gaze filling me with a glorious swarm of the tingle and heat only he can provide. Pulling away as he says, “Fine. You win. But then you always do, don’t you?” He smiles, his gaze happily dancing with mine.

Grabbing hold of my hand and closing his eyes, as the two of us step through a shimmering veil of soft golden light.

NIGHT STAR Copyright © 2010 by Alyson Noël, L.L.C

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First Chapter

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"You'll never beat me. You'll never win this one, Ever. It's impossible. You can't do it. So why waste your time?"
I narrow my gaze and peer into her face-taking in her small, pale features, her dark cloud of hair, the absence of light in her hate-filled gaze.
My teeth clenched tightly, voice low and measured, I say, "Don't be so sure. You're running a serious risk of overestimating yourself. In fact, you are overestimating yourself. I'm one hundred percent sure of it."
She scoffs. Loudly, derisively, the sound of it echoing throughout the large empty room, bouncing off the plank wood floors to the bare white walls, meant to scare, or at the very least intimidate and throw me off my game.
But it won't work.
Can't work.
I'm too focused for that.
All of my energy concentrated down to one single point, until everything else fades away and it's just me, my readied fist, and Haven's third chakra-also known as the solar plexus chakra-the home of anger, fear, hate, and the tendency toward putting too much emphasis on power, recognition, and revenge.
My gaze narrowed on its location like a bull's-eye, right smack dab in the center of her leather-clad torso.
Knowing that one quick, well-directed jab is all it'll take to reduce her to nothing more than a sad bit of history.
A cautionary tale of power gone wrong.
Gone.
In an instant.
Leaving nothing behind but a pair of black stiletto boots and a small pile of dust-the only real reminder that she was ever here.
Even though I never wanted it to get to this point, even though I tried to work it out, tried to reason with her, to convince her to come to her senses so we could move toward some kind of understanding-cut some kind of deal-in the end, she refused to give up.
Refused to give in.
Refused to let go of her misguided quest for revenge.
Leaving me with no choice but to kill or be killed.
Leaving me with no doubt of how this one ends.
"You're too weak." She circles. Moving slowly, carefully, her gaze never once leaving mine. The stiletto heels of her boots assaulting the floor as she says, "You're no match for me. Never were, never will be." She stops and places her hands on her hips, head cocked to the side, allowing a stream of glossy dark waves to fall over her shoulder and hang well past her waist. "You could've let me die months ago. You already had your chance. But you chose to give me the elixir instead. And now you regret it? Because you don't approve of what I've become?" She pauses long enough to roll her eyes. "Well too bad. You have only yourself to blame. You're the one who made me this way. I mean, what kind of creator kills her own creation, anyway?"
"I may have made you an immortal, but you took it from there," I say, the words firm, deliberate, ground out between clenched teeth, despite Damen having coached me to stay quiet, stay focused, to make it swift and clean, and not unnecessarily engage her in any way.
Save your regrets for later, he said.
But the fact that we've found ourselves here means there is no later where Haven's concerned. And despite what it's come to, I'm still determined to get to her, to reach her, before it's too late.
"We don't have to do this." My gaze locks on hers, hoping to convince. "We can stop right here, right now. This doesn't have to go any further than it already has."
"Ha, you wish!" she sings, gleefully mocking. "I can see it in your eyes. You can't do it. No matter how much you think I deserve it, no matter how much you try to convince yourself of that, you're too soft. So what makes you think it'll be any different this time around?"
Because now you're dangerous-and not just to yourself, but to everyone else as well. This time is different, entirely different. As you're about to see . . .
Curling my fingers so tightly my knuckles instantly blanch, I steal a second to center myself, find my balance, and replenish my light-just as Ava taught me to do-while keeping my hand low and steady, my gaze fixed on hers, my mind cleared of all extraneous thoughts, face cleared of all extraneous feelings-as Damen recently coached.
The key is to give nothing away, he claimed, to move quickly, with purpose. To get the deed done before she has the chance to ever see it coming-won't even realize what hit her 'til it's way past too late.
Until her body has disintegrated and her soul's moved on to that bleak, dreary place.
Refusing her even the slightest opportunity to make a move or fight back.
A lesson learned on a long-ago battlefield that I never thought would apply to my life.
But even though Damen warned me against it, I can't keep from apologizing. Can't stop the words forgive me from coursing from my mind to hers. Seeing her respond in the flash of pity that tempers her gaze before it's quickly diminished by the usual mix of hate and disdain.
Her fist rising-aiming for me-but it's too late. Mine's already in motion, moving forward, in full swing. Slamming right into her solar plexus, sending her reeling-spinning-shattering-headed straight into the infinite abyss.
The Shadowland.
The eternal home for lost souls.
Aware of my own sudden intake of breath as I watch how quickly she disintegrates. Fragmenting so easily it's hard to imagine she was ever once solid form.
My gut churning, heart crashing, mouth so dry and parched no words will come. My body reacting as though what just happened before me-the act I just committed-wasn't just a game of make-believe, but the horrifying real deal. "You did well. You were right on target, right on your mark," Damen says, crossing the room in a fraction of an instant, his warm, strong arms sliding around me as he pulls me close to his chest. His voice lilting softly in my ear as he adds, "Though you seriously might want to lose the forgive me part until after she's gone. Trust me, I know you feel bad, Ever, and I can't say I blame you, but it's like we've discussed, in a case like this, it's either you or her. Only one can survive. And if you don't mind, I prefer it to be you." He runs the tip of his finger down the length of my cheek, tucking a stray chunk of long blond hair behind my ear, before he adds, "You can't afford to give her any sign of what's to come. So please, save the apology for after, okay?"
I nod and pull away, still fighting to steady my breath. Glancing over my shoulder at the pile of black leather and lace on the floor. All that remains of the Haven I manifested, before I blink it away and erase every trace.
Stretching my neck from side to side, and shaking out each of my limbs in a move that could be taken as either letting off steam or preparing for more, Damen choosing to interpret it as the latter when he smiles and says, "So, another go then?"
But I just look at him and shake my head. I'm done for the day. Done with pretending to kill off the ghostly, soulless form of a former best friend.
It's our last day of summer, our last day of freedom, and there are much better ways for us to spend it. Taking in the sweep of longish, wavy dark hair that spills across his forehead and falls into those amazing brown eyes, before drifting over the bridge of his nose, the angle of his cheekbones, to the swell of his lips, where I pause long enough to remember how wonderful they feel against mine.
"Let's go to the pavilion," I say, my eyes eagerly searching his before moving on to his simple black tee, the silk cord bearing the cluster of crystals that hides underneath, all the way down to his faded denim jeans and the brown, rubber flip-flops on his feet. "Let's go have fun," I reiterate, taking a moment to close my eyes and manifest a whole new costume change for myself. Swapping out the T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers I wore to train in, for a replica of one of the more beautiful, low-cut, corseted gowns I sometimes wore in my Parisian life.
And all it takes is one look at his clouded gaze to tell me it's as good as done. The lure of the pavilion is pretty much impossible to resist.
It's the only place where we can truly touch without the interference of the energy shield-where our skin can meet, and our DNA mingle, without any imminent danger to Damen's soul.
The only place where we can disappear into another world that holds none of the dangers of the one that we live in. And even though I no longer resent the limitations of our life here, no longer pay it much notice now that I know it's a direct result of my making the right choice, the only choice, that my choosing to make Damen drink Roman's elixir is the only reason he's still with me today-the only thing that saved him from an eternity in the Shadowland-I'm happy to accept his touch in any form that it comes.
But still, now that I know there's a place where it gets so much better than this, I'm determined to get there, and now would be good.
"But what about practice? School starts tomorrow and I don't want you to get caught off guard," he says, obviously struggling to do what's noble and right even though it's clear that our trip to the pavilion is as good as done. "We have no idea what she's planned, so we have to prepare for the worst. Besides, we haven't even gotten to the Tai Chi yet, and I think we really need to. You'll be amazed at the way it helps to balance out your energy-recharging it in a way that-"
"You know what else is good at recharging my energy?" I smile, allowing him no time to answer before my lips meet his, willing him to just say the word so we can go to a place where I can kiss him for real.
The warmth of his gaze filling me with a glorious swarm of the tingle and heat only he can provide. Pulling away as he says, "Fine. You win. But then you always do, don't you?" He smiles, his gaze happily dancing with mine.
Grabbing hold of my hand and closing his eyes, as the two of us step through a shimmering veil of soft golden light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2010

    Uhm. . .

    I really loved the first book and the second one was great too but i'm really getting tired of waiting for her to get on with the story i become less and less excited about each book. I really hope this one will be better and hopefully more interesting. Of course that will only happen if Ever quits making mistake after mistake. I guess we'll see.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

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    Wonderful

    I love the series. They are wonderful and keep you entertained for hours.

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Sure......

    Dark Flame... I couln't beileve that. But I'm not so crazy about Night Star, I think it might be a big disappointment. I mean, how many books can you make about how she's so in love with Damen but not able to have a real realationship with him, you know what I mean? It's getting old and boring! But I hope she proves me wrong.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

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    fans of the saga will enjoy Ever's latest adventure

    Haven believes former best friend Ever killed her boyfriend Roman. She vows revenge anyway she can. In fact she considers the best avenue to get back at Ever is an assault on her enemy's boyfriend Damen. Her plan is simple: reveal the dark secrets to Ever that Damon hides from one of Ever's past lives.

    When she learns the truth, Ever is caught between a rock and a hard place. She has difficult decisions to make. She must decide whether to destroy her former BFF turned adversary with a one way eternal ticket to Shadowland and whether she feels her relationship with Damen supersedes his secrets.

    The fifth Immortals young adult fantasy (see Shadowland and Dark Flame) is more personal as the story line moves forward the overarching theme that had slowed down a bit due to the heroine having psychological doubts that she did not have before she erred. Although Damen's dark secret does not come close to the earth shattering end of the universe, fans of the saga will enjoy Ever's latest adventure as she struggles between her former BFF who she still loves as a sister and her beloved Immortal soul mate.

    Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Its one of the most exciting series of books that ive ever read!!!!

    I started going throught this "reading phase" in December 2009. Since then I have read over a dozen books. Most of them being series' like this one. Out of them all this is the only one that I have been able to compare to the hit, "Twilight Saga". Ever and Damen are awesome. Alyson Noel writes and explains them so well that I can really feel their love and I can almost imagine the troubles and hardships that they face together. I can't wait for the next book to come out. If you have the chance to read them, do so. I promise you wont be able to put them down.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    Alright

    I loved her books at the beginning of the series but now it is just dragging on in my opinion.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2010

    A comparitively weak story

    I read the first few books in the series. They were predictable and seem to follow the over-used romance line that has become too popular lately. It's an easy read, includes some good suspense, but not written well enough to entice me to pick up any more in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    Oh my Lord! There is still another book to read???? This should

    Oh my Lord! There is still another book to read???? This should have been a 2-book novel. It has dragged on too long and it seems like the author keeps complicating things for the characters just to write another book. It will be a challenge to get through another one!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2011

    Ever Drives Me Crazy

    She has it all. The perfect boyfriend, good friends, awesome powers and all she does is pity herself because she and Damen can't freakin' touch and it's just so the end of the world. I wanted to reach into the book and smack Ever for always finding a new reason to be all emo about. She pissed me off quite a bit. And as for the romance... way too cheesy for my liking. Almost gag-worthy. Noel is a great writer and all and knows how to put emotion in her writing, but maybe if she made Ever just a tad bit less... pitiful and maybe eased down on the mushy romance a bit more and the plot actually went somewhere instead of just handing out new problems for Ever to be all "Woe is me" about, then I could have loved the series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    it was sucky and incredibly stupid and boring

    alison noel was good in the beginning but it got worse after the second no one gave a bad reveiw so im trying to save whoevers reading this 10 bucks

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Apprentice Den

    ~Ashstar

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    Loved it. This series gets better with each book.

    This is one of the most exciting series of books that I've ever read!!!! It Kept me up late really at night to read more, when I was not reading, I was dreaming of being in Ever's world. It has hooked me.

    As we all know, Haven blames Ever for Roman's death, and is hell bent to take revenge on her for it. So she figures the best way to get back at Ever, is through Damen. If she can take out Jude on the way, all the better. She has all the ammunition she needs to fuel her rage.

    We found out that Damen has been keeping one of his past lives with Ever from her. She finally finds out about it, now with this information, she really is stuck between a rock and a hard place. This secret that she learns is so dark and brutal; it just may be all it takes to drive her away from Damen, and possibly into the arms of Jude. I won't Tell, lol. No spoiling the good stuff here.

    Ever has many obstacles to overcome in this book. Does she have it in herself to doom Haven to the dark Shadowland for eternity? She will need to decide if her feelings for Damen can overcome the dark secret he has kept from her.

    I feel this is one of Ever's better journey's so far in the series. She is growing and maturing more.

    Fans of this series will be pleased in this 5th installment of the Immortals series. This latest adventure is more personal to Ever, as she struggles reach her former best friend, who she still loves as a sister and her soul mate Damen. It's a personal, but necessary journey she must take.

    I really believe fans of the Immortals series will enjoy this book. Alyson Noël does an amazing job, as usual describing everything in Ever's world.

    If you have not read the earlier books, I recommend you picking them up first. Evermore(1), Blue Moon(2), Shadowland(3) Dark Flame(4) then this one, number 5.

    Check out Alyson Noël's new book called Fated, its her new Soul Seekers series. You can also read a short story she put out free in ebook format called This is one of the most exciting series of books that I've ever read!!!! Keep me up late at night to read more, when I was not reading, I was dreaming of being in Ever's world. It has hooked me.

    You can pick up ebook of Daire Meets Ever here and other places.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Well...

    I read this book, and then I reread the first one, and I feel a little sad about how Haven became totally twisted into a different person and then killed. I can't help wondering if she will reappear in the last book. Kind of a stupid thought :) but it seems as if there could be a way to bring souls back from the shadowland, since Roman also was killed when he was the only one with the antidote.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Gotta Read :)

    These books are amazing! No doubt.. i cant quit reading! and when i finish one of the books.. i want the next one right there ready to start reading! Thats exactly what happened with this book.. it really sucked me in.. so much stuff goes on in the book, which has been the same thing for all of Alyson Noel's books in this series.. but as soon as i finished i realized that the next book was the finale.. i wanna read it so bad!!.. but i dont want it to be over :( if youve read the other ones.. its a must read!
    if you havent read any..you are missing out <3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Good but confusing

    This was a good book but certain parts lost me and confusing. Ireally hope #6 is mutter and clearer to me and everyone who thought so too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Thank god

    THIS WAS AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!! I thank god that heaven dies my least favorite caracter. Cant wait to read everlasting!!!!!!!!!!!! :);)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    omg...this is so good

    I have not read the last book in this series yet but i believe that night star was by far the best book in this seris beside the first book.I almost ried when i was reading this book and there is a little shocking twist to it. So i would recommende to read all the books of this sereie u won't regret it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Disappointing.

    I remember liking the first few books, but this one just kept leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I really have a hard time liking Ever, and it seems the more the series goes on, the more she irritates me. It's not the worst thing I've ever read but I really don't think I'll bother with the next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Worth Reading

    Night Star is worth reading. Not the best book in the seriies but it left me wanting more. Wanting to know what will happen next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

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    Review by Ya-Aholic

    I was surprised how much i liked this new addition to the Immortal series by Alyson Noel. I was starting to get very sick of this series towards thee end, it seemed like each book was just dragging things out. Thank god that Night Star came threw, night star has less (somewhat confusing) magic involved, more problems of Ever's love triangle with Jude and Damen (which i love!) and more mystery towards the end making it hard to not want the 6th and Final book right after you finish this. If you are reading the Immortal series and feel your gettting sick of it, PLEASE continue it, Night Star was just as good as evermore and blue moon (which are the best in the series). I know I am very happy i didnt give up on this series, and cannot wait for the 6th and finale book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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