Shadowland (Immortals Series #3)

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Experience the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling series that has taken the world by storm.  Enter the realm of The Immortals…

Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together.  But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity.  Now sharing so much as a single touch could bring about ...

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Overview

Experience the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling series that has taken the world by storm.  Enter the realm of The Immortals…

Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies so they could be together.  But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity.  Now sharing so much as a single touch could bring about Damen’s death…and send him plummeting into the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls.   Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses her herself in magick.  And in her quest, she gets help from an unexpected source...a surfer named Jude.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar.  Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past.  She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true.  But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…

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Gr 9 Up—Ever and Damen have triumphed over adversity and are now both immortal. The only sticking point is that Roman tricked Ever just as she saved Damen's life and now they are never allowed to touch. All of this occurred at the end of Evermore (St. Martin's, 2009), and these events are quickly recounted here. However, readers not familiar with that book will still find this one confusing. Ever is understandably upset at the idea of eternal life with her beloved while never allowed to kiss (not to mention anything else), and Damen is determined to find a reversal spell. Then things get even stickier for these romantic heroes. Ever runs into Jude, the man she's married or almost married in her past incarnations. Is she supposed to end up with him instead of Damen? And Damen becomes responsible for twins who escaped the fires of Salem but are now homeless and still aged 13. Can he overturn his bad karma by becoming father to these homeless girls? While Ever is a rather naïve and superficial protagonist, she still manages to hold readers' interest more than she annoys. Additionally, the question of love versus destiny is one that many romantic fantasy readers enjoy pondering. This is a quick read for fans of the first book who are looking for light romance with some magic added for good measure.—Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ
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Acclaim for The Immortals

“Noël continues to offer a satisfying brew of fantasy with genuine and engagingly promoted ethical questions in this third volume in the Immortals series.” —Booklist

“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

“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)

“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

 “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

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

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312590444
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2009
  • Series: Immortals Series , #3
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 567,536
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alyson Noel is the author of the Immorals 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 the next book.  Visit her on the web at www.alysonnoel.com.

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“Everything is energy.”

Damen’s dark eyes focus on mine, urging me to listen, really listen this time. “Everything around us—” His arm sweeps before him, tracing a fading horizon that’ll soon fade to black. “Everything in this seemingly solid universe of ours isn’t solid at all—it’s energy—pure vibrating energy. And while our perception may convince us that things are either solid or liquid or gaseous—on the quantum level it’s all just particles within particles—it’s all just energy.”

I press my lips together and nod, his voice overpowered by the one in my head urging: Tell him! Tell him now! Quit stalling, and just get it over with! Hurry, before he starts talking again!

But I don’t. I don’t say a word. I just wait for him to continue so I can delay even further.

“Raise your hand.” He nods, palm out, moving toward mine. Lifting my arm slowly, cautiously, determined to avoid any and all physical contact when he says, “Now tell me, what do you see?”

I squint, unsure what he’s after, then shrugging I say, “Well, I see pale skin, long fingers, a freckle or two, nails in serious need of a manicure …”

“Exactly.” He smiles, as though I just passed the world’s easiest test. “But if you could see it as it really is, you wouldn’t see that at all. Instead you’d see a swarm of molecules containing protons, neutrons, electrons, and quarks. And within those tiny quarks, down to the most minuscule point, you’d see nothing but pure vibrating energy moving at a speed slow enough that it appears solid and dense, and yet quickly enough that it can’t be observed for what it truly is.”

I narrow my eyes, not sure I believe it. Never mind the fact that he’s been studying this stuff for hundreds of years.

“Seriously, Ever. Nothing is separate.” He leans toward me, fully warmed up to his subject now. “Everything is one. Items that appear dense, like you and I, and this sand that we’re sitting on, are really just a mass of energy vibrating slowly enough to seem solid, while things like ghosts and spirits vibrate so quickly they’re nearly impossible for most humans to see.”

“I see Riley,” I say, eager to remind him of all the time I used to spend with my ghostly sister. “Or at least I used to, you know, before she crossed the bridge and moved on.”

“And that’s exactly why you can’t see her anymore.” He nods. “Her vibration is moving too fast. Though there are those who can see past all of that.”

I gaze at the ocean before us, the swells rolling in, one after another. Endless, unceasing, immortal—like us.

“Now raise your hand again and bring it so close to mine we just nearly touch.”

I hesitate, filling my palm with sand, unwilling to do it. Unlike him, I know the price, the dire consequences the slightest skin-on-skin contact can bring. Which is why I’ve been avoiding his touch since last Friday. But when I peer at him again, his palm out, waiting for mine, I take a deep breath and lift my hand too—gasping when he draws so close the space that divides is razor thin.

“Feel that?” He smiles. “That tingle and heat? That’s our energy connecting.” He moves his hand back and forth, manipulating the push and pull of the energy force field between us.

“But if we’re all connected like you say, then why doesn’t it all feel the same?” I whisper, drawn by the undeniable magnetic stream that links us, causing the most wonderful warmth to course through my body.

“We are all connected, all of us made of the same vibrating source. But while some energy leaves you cold and some leaves you lukewarm, the one that you’re destined for? It feels just like this.”

I close my eyes and turn, allowing the tears to stream down my cheeks, no longer able to keep them in check. Knowing I’m barred from the feel of his skin, the touch of his lips, the solid warm comfort of his body on mine. This electric energy field that trembles between us is the closest I’ll get, thanks to the horrible decision I made.

“Science is just now catching up with what metaphysicians and the great spiritual teachers have known for centuries. Everything is energy. Everything is one.”

I can hear the smile in his voice as he draws closer, eager to entwine his fingers with mine. But I move away quickly, catching his eye just long enough to see the look of hurt that crosses his face—the same look he’s been giving me since I made him drink the antidote that returned him to life. Wondering why I’m acting so quiet, so distant, so remote—refusing to touch him when just a few weeks before I couldn’t get enough. Incorrectly assuming it’s because of his hurtful behavior—his flirting with Stacia, his cruelty toward me—when the truth is, it has nothing to do with that. He was under Roman’s spell, the entire school was. It wasn’t his fault.

What he doesn’t know is that while the antidote returned him to life, the moment I added my blood to the mix it also ensured we could never be together.

Never.

Ever.

For all of eternity.

“Ever?” he whispers, voice deep and sincere. But I can’t look at him. Can’t touch him. And I certainly can’t utter the words he deserves to hear:

I messed up—I’m so sorry—Roman tricked me, and I was desperate and dumb enough to fall for his ploy—And now there’s no hope for us because if you kiss me, if we exchange our DNA—you’ll die—

I can’t do it. I’m the worst kind of coward. I’m pathetic and weak. And there’s just no way I can find it within me.

“Ever, please, what is it?” he asks, alarmed by my tears. “You’ve been like this for days. Is it me? Is it something I’ve done? Because you know I don’t remember much of what happened, and the memories that are starting to surface, well, you must know by now that wasn’t the real me. I would never intentionally hurt you. I’d never harm you in any way.”

I hug myself tightly, scrunching my shoulders and bowing my head. Wishing I could make myself smaller, so small he could no longer see me. Knowing his words are true, that he’s incapable of hurting me, only I could do something so hurtful, so rash, so ridiculously impulsive. Only I could be stupid enough to fall for Roman’s bait. So eager to prove myself as Damen’s one true love—wanting to be the only one who could save him—and now look at the mess that I’ve made.

He moves toward me, sliding his arm around me, grasping my waist and pulling me near. But I can’t risk the closeness, my tears are lethal now, and must be kept far from his skin.

I scramble to my feet and run toward the ocean, curling my toes at its edge and allowing the cold white froth to splash onto my shins. Wishing I could dive under its vastness and be carried by the tide. Anything to avoid saying the words—anything to avoid telling my one true love, my eternal partner, my soul mate for the last four hundred years, that while he may have given me eternity—I’ve brought us our end.

I remain like that, silent and still. Waiting for the sun to sink until I finally turn to face him. Taking in his dark shadowy outline, nearly indistinguishable from the night, and speaking past the sting in my throat when I mumble, “Damen … baby … there’s something I need to tell you.”

 

Excerpted from Shadowland by Alyson Noël.

Copyright © 2009 by Alyson Noël.

Published in September 2010 by St. Martin’s Griffin.

All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

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    No Longer Interested in The Immortals series

    Alyson Noel has officially lost me as a reader with her release of the latest story in the Immortals series. Noel has successfully destroyed any likable qualities of her main character, Ever. Where Ever was once a naive, misguided, guilt-ridden teenage girl who, especially after Blue Moon, you feel sorry for, she has now crossed over to utter idiocy...incapable of learning from her past mistakes, pathetic in her lack of any inkling of intuition or common sense, frustratingly full of herself and displaying such arrogance in her "powers" that one cannot help but feel she's gotten exactly what she deserves and all pity rests with those unfortunate enough to be connected to her and thus suffer her consequences. I really wanted to like this author and her series...first thoroughly enjoying Evermore, then feeling unsure after reading the melodrama of Blue Moon, but still willing the author to redeem herself with Shadowland. Sadly, it wasn't even close. It's almost amazing to me that an adult wrote this series...so focused on appealing to the shallow, commercialized, morality lacking, dumbed down current generation of pre-teens and teens. Bottom line, this series is truly not meant to go beyond the 12-15 year old segment of the Young Adult market.

    35 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2009

    Undecided

    I loved both Evermore and Blue Moon; I couldn't wait for this book to come out. But I was a little disappointed. Everything was happening so fast and all at one time. And Ever was a little selfish in this book and a little snobby. She's the reason all these problems are arising and she takes the blame for them but then she makes remarks about being angry things aren't being resolved as fast as she wants them. And really the ending doesn't solve anything. All the problems are still the same in the end, nothing gets solved. WILL THE GIRL EVER LEARN? Hadn't she already made enough mistakes and she just ignores everything everyone says and does the things she wants anyways, which tends to lead her to much more problems before she's even fixed the last one. It was wonderfully written but I felt it was unfinished, the book is titled Shadowland and yet it only talks about it one or two times. As I said nothing gets solved and some things aren't even explained. Definitely disappointed!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2009

    ...wow...

    Holy crap. That's all I have to say. Alyson Noel does not know how to make Ever a smart character! I loved the first book, Evermore, Blue Moon wasn't too bad, but Shadowlands was depressing! Ever cannot make a right decision and listen to the people she truly loves...it is frustrating. I just hope Dark Flame, her next book, will be better.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2010

    BOOK STORYLINE SUCKS!

    for anyone out there especially if u have a nook and want to buy this as ebook, please PLEASE PLEASE refrain from doing so!. no return and refund for ebooks!! the story of this book sucks!. this is the most stupid book ever and that character "EVER" is the most stupid character ever written!. i mean seriously, Alyson, how many times can one be stupid enough to make the same mistake over and over again, just so the book could have a twist and get a publish for series 2 & 3?! all the while making us regret ever buying the book in the first place. you could have thought of a better way of making the story run thru without it being or because of the main character's indecisiveness, ignorance and like i always say, - STUPIDITY.. id give it to the author Book 1 of this series was good enough for u to be intrigue and buy book 2. (i on the other hand my bad of buying book 3 thou i havent started with book 2 yet).. but believe me after book 1 - its downhill from there!.

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

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    I am frustrated with this series......

    The first book, Evermore, was not great but not boring either. It was consistent and I liked Ever at first. The second book only kept me interested because I wanted to know what would happen with Damen and it was very predictable. Shadowland is very disapointing. Nothing really interesting happend until after halfway through the book. Ever's character is starting to frustrate me. It's like she doesn't know how to think. Damen's character is no longer interesting either and acts too much like her parent and not her eternal love. He doesn't even make that big an effort to find a solution to their very huge problem. The plot is super boring too. I am not even going to finish reading this book. I might stop reading the series as well if Dark Flame is not better than all these books.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

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    Best!!

    I loved these books they are absoultely awesome! The romance between the Damen and Ever is breathtaking.. the only thing i didnt like was that at the end of this book it doesnt say anything about what happend to jude.. and that one person (if you read the book you know who im talking about) should not have been changed!! that was annoying to me..grr... >:( anyways i think that between the choices that Ever had to make she should have let that person die a human... but thats just me.. so cant wait for the next book and you should read these series!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2009

    Addictive in the most disappointing of ways...

    After reading the first book I was not in the least bit interested in continuing to read a series which lacked an admirable, if not bearable female lead. However, my younger sister managed to get my mother to buy the second book and again I was dissatisfied with Ever. Not only did the book take way too long to get to the point and plot, but Ever continued to show that not only was she pathetic but that she clearly has no real understanding of her powers or any common sense for that matter. Now after reading the third book I am thoroughly upset. The story line drags until the last few chapters at which point it becomes rushed. Not only is Ever a weak main character but, for lack of a better insult, she is stupid. If the quality of a book is not up to par, the least an author can do is create a character that is captivating and somewhat intelligent. Honestly, for a girl that can read a book in a touch, with power's of such magnitude, you'd think there would be an actual display of such knowledge at some point in the series. Furthermore, the whole "I'm going to leave you because that is what's best for you" and "I'm so selfish for wanting you to be with me" boyfriend trait is getting played out. Honestly, there wasn't enough Ever/Jude in book action or chemistry for Damen to really feel threatened despite the fact that Jude continues to reappear throughout Ever's lives. If Noel is trying to pull off the whole love triangle thing she needs to do a better job. Having said that I hope that you take this heavy criticism into consideration before purchasing this book, or any in the series.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

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    amazing but needed more..

    this book was long awaited for as a fan of the immortal series. i fell in love with the first two books of the seies and this book hooked me in from the first page. i couldnt stop reading which, in my eyes, is such a good thing. this series has really helped me grow in my imagination and is different than all the vampire books that have crowded my bookshelves these past six months. but not to different. the author really capture me with her edge of magic and the power damen and ever retain. but, in my eyes, ever could have been made a little stronger in this book compared the the books that came before this one. i really would have liked to see her grow a little more and come into her own immortal person. also like most (spoiler!!!!) i would have loved to see them find an anedote for their problem but in the end, that is one of the reasons i will buy the next book. i really hope the next one ties up the loose ends that were left. i recommend this book to those who like all of the good vampire books out there and i think they will enjoy the twists that the author provides. my only word of advice is to wait until the next one (dark flame) hits store this summer if you have trouble waiting for suspense from the end of this book that you will most definitly experience.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2009

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    Shadowland was an okay book

    Loved the other books in the series, but was a little disappointed in Shadowland. Ever seemed to be rushing around to solve a problem only to create more, and she seems not to listen to advice especially from Damen.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

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    Filler.but worth it!

    This is the 3rd out of 6 books planned for the Immortal series. I really enjoyed this one. The series is very well done and I am excited for the next book "Dark Flame" which is released July 6th. Those who have read the first two and are thinking about starting this one should know that not much is solved/changes from "Blue Moon" to "Shadowland." Despite the lack of resolutions to problems posed in the previous book "Shadowland" is packed full of new information, back-story, and some new characters/immortals. Also, if you were bothered by Damen lack of presence in "Blue Moon" you won't be much happier in "Shadowland." I recommend this book for those who enjoyed the first two and plan to see the series through, if this does not describe you then don't bother because this is defiantly not a book that can stand alone outside the series.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    Sadly Disappointed

    Evermore was a book I literally couldn't put down. I evewn called into work to finish the book in less than a few hours. Blue Moon was a good book in the respect that it left you hanging and we all know that anything that leaves us in limbo also compells us to highly anticipate the next installment. However, at some point Ever became a little annoying. She used to be the heroine and now she plays the victim all too well. Of course I still can't wait for the fourth book, but I seriously hope it takes a different turn for Ever like she kicks some butt again or something that shows she isn't the wuss I have pegged her to be in Shadowland. Still love Alyson Noel and all her wonderful books.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2009

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    Annoying

    I was a little upset with this book. Blue Moon left me feeling a little frustrated, but I figured Ever would make up for it in Shadowland....She doesn't. Does she ever make good choices? There could have at least been some happy moments, but it was just one bad thing after another. I will finish the series because I want to know what happens, I just hope Ever gets to have some happy time and makes better decisions.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

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    OMG!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

    I absolutly LOVED the first two books!!! They were AWESOME!! I've been waiting forever it seems like. I'm gunna be freaking out at school and people are gunna stare but oh well!!! (screams like a little fan girl)

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2009

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    This is it

    remember when you always wanted to find that series that you would rad 5 or 6 times? This is it. I read this book on a bet and now I can't stop reading it. I think that it is even better then twilight!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2010

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    Disappointing Installment

    I have to say I was disappointed with this thrid book in Alyson Noel's Immortals series. It didn't live up to the excellence of the first two installments in the series. Alyson Noel seemed to be repeating things she'd already written and it makes you wonder if she ran out of things to write. This book wasn't horrible; it was just mediocre when I was expecting something great.

    First of all, the top two reasons I love this series are the romance and the fact that I really like the heroine and narrator, Ever. This time around, however, Ever came off as a selfish girl who couldn't do anything but whine. Her lack of good judgement and her repeating to make bad choices did not endear her to me or make me sympathetic as it did in the past. After awhile it starts to get old and I felt like screaming at her to make better choices. Her foolishness is ruining all the characters' chances of happiness.

    The romance, you ask? Well it was a little hard for Ever and her immortal hottie, Damen, to have much romance because of the fact that due to Ever's stupid choices in Blue Moon, they are cursed to never be able to touch. The pain this causes these star-crossed lovers is painful, and even more painful to the reader, who starts to get bored.

    There was a new character- and love interest -in Jude, the laid-back surfer dude with magical abilities. This of course, created a love triangle, but it wasn't as interesting as you might think. The story line was definitely lacking and the plot didn't even become clear until two-thirds of the way in. Once it was introduced, things picked up. There was a nail-biting climax and interesting parts about magic and spells.

    Shadowland was decent but not great. I would read it if you don't want to give up on the series. I hope Alyson Noel climbs out of her rut in the fourth book and bounces back with an exciting installment this series deserves.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

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    Not good at all.

    The first two books were okay, but this book just totally trashed the series. I was so lost, the plot was crazy and why can't Ever just grow up?! The book was long and drawn out, and the writing was not that good. It was like the author was drunk when she wrote this book. I don't think I will read the next books in the series, and I am probably going to sell it on Craigs List tonight.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

    I think (hope) this is a foundation building book

    I think in books that are part of series, there are always those books at kind of the mid point of the series where their point for being really is to (a) introduce important characters for a later story and (b) explain and / or present some things that are necessary for later plots. In these books, not a whole lot significant seems to happen beyond those two purposes but when you reach the end of the series, you realize how important it was that you actually read that specific book because otherwise you totally would have missed out on some really important things. I hope that this is one of those kinds of novels, and not a shadow of the way this series is going to go forward. I agree wholeheartedly with some of the criticism of this book. It was a little slow and pretentious, Ever became somebody you wanted to kick rather than somebody that you wanted to root for, and I did not feel at the end like anything was resolved or explained. And, at first read, the book seemed very straight forward which I was not expecting. I was after some kind of twist at the end or some big ephiphany. There wasn't really one.
    But, I do want to remind everyone that we are only at what is probably, from everything I have read about this series, at the midpoint. So, I would not yet say that this book is not worth reading or that it is something you should skip if you follow this series. I will reserve judgement on that until we have the series in total to look at.
    I remain a big fan of how Noel develops her characters, and I think the very fact that I want to smack Ever in the head is testiment to how she has been able to bring these characters to life. If any character in a book can arouse that kind of response in me, the author is doing something right. I think Miles and Haven are both very realistic and easy to relate to in many ways. I do like that Damen is very thoughful and careful in his responses and reactions, however I would like to see him doing some things other than hanging out, thinking, and worrying about Ever. How about showing a little fire? Really, come on...your eternal soulmate might be veering towards another person and you just figure you need to let it go because it is karma? Seriously?
    But, this series continues to be an easy read, or something that you can grab and read while you are on the bike at the gym or hanging out waiting for the doctor. And, it remains enjoyable. But, this book was not my favorite. I think Blue Moon had a stronger plot and much better pacing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Shadowland

    I really did not like this book. I mean one of the things i liked about it was the romance and now there is no romance so it is just boring

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Ever &Damen r forever love

    Me & my bf love this book its weird though my bf calls me ever but his name is damen luv yea great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Ima dude and i thought this was such badazz book

    Im also in sixth grade so ya

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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