Blue Moon (Immortals Series #2)

Blue Moon (Immortals Series #2)

by Alyson Noël

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Overview

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

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers are increasing, Damen's are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen's past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312532765
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Series: Alyson Noël's Immortals Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 50,142
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 5.46(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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

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“Close your eyes and picture it. Can you see it?”

I nod, eyes closed.

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

I smile, holding the image in my head.

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

I bite my lip and suppress a giggle.

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

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

“Ever.” He shakes his head. “You were supposed to think of an orange. This isn’t even close.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe too perfect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpted from Blue Moon by Alyson Noël.

Copyright © 2009 by Alyson Noël.

Published in July 2009 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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harstan More than 1 year ago
Ever and her entire family died in a car cash but the six hundred years old Immortal Damen brought her back to life by making her an Immortal too. They have loved one another for centuries, but each time they get close to each other, his wife Drina kills Ever. She reanimates; he finds her; they renew their love and his wife murders her. The cycle seemed endless until now when Ever changes the triangular interrelation dynamics by killing Drina. ----------- A new student enters the night school; Ever instinctively distrusts Roman with his bonhomie and surface good will thoughts. Damen becomes ill and when he recovers he treats Ever as an enemy and a stalker. The student body dissolves their differences and become one group who loathe Ever. She knows somehow Roman is behind the animosity and believes he is an Immortal. As Damen begins to age and die, Ever journeys to Summerland, the dimension between dimensions, seeking a cure for her eternal beloved. There she learns she can go back in time to save her family. As she decides what to do, she vows no matter what she will save Damon and reverse the aging process.------------- BLUE MOON, the second Immortals saga (see EVERMORE) is an outstanding teen fantasy in the tradition of Kelly Armstrong and Stephanie Meyers. Ever struggles with becoming a pariah at school and cope with Damen's dire health problems and she is a firecracker who intends to obtain the knowledge needed to save her beloved and return the student body back to the normal rivalries and bickering. She has several obstacles to overcome starting with her lack of experience with what to do and no one to turn to that she feels she can trust; adding to her issues is one wrong choice means tragedy.----------- Harriet Klausner
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It's even better than the first one in the Immortal Series. It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read Evermore, I have to admit that it was not my favorite book. I found the characters contrived, annoying, and completely unlikeable. The story was one we've all heard before: the young undying love of two teenagers with some kind of magical connection who would do anything for each other, blah blah blah. Twilight much? But, I decided to give Alyson Noel another chance and I read Blue Moon. I was disappointed to find Ever even more annoying and stupid than in the first book. She was often faced, in her opinion, with "only one choice." No, actually, there was always ANOTHER choice, usually the better one. But no, Alyson Noel wanted to set us up for the third book in the series with a whole new set of (unneccessary) problems. Even though a certain character has been obviously acting dodgy the whole book, Ever trusts them with healing Damen, her one true love? (Who, by the way, goes through a completely unrealistic character change. This is stretching it, even for fiction.) And then another character, who Ever knows from the beginning is bad news, she trusts with saving Damen? Even though we know, THE ENTIRE BOOK, that this character is trying to kill him. I mean really?!?! Noel's characters are fake, and even though the author mentions again and again Miles and Haven are Ever's BFFs, they often treat her like dirt. And even Damen, who is supposed to be this perfect guy, does some pretty questionable things. Alyson Noel makes him "astonishingly beautiful" thinking that this automatically makes him likeable. Does Ever only love him for his looks? Because that's all she ever talks about. Don't get me wrong, as a teenage girl, I love all of the romance, and this series had potential to be good. But with so many elements that just aren't up to par, the Immortals Series falls short. But is literature so lacking and contrived these days that an author can't be original? Do we instead have to rely on the formulas we already know work? The rich boarding schools, vampires, and undying teenage love? And what's with the annoying heroines? We could use to smart, strong young women here! The Immortals Series is a quick read that one should read for fun. There are aspects of the series that I enjoy, but on the other hand, there are aspects that could DEFINATELY be improved. And though my review is mostly negative, I did find the book entertaining through parts, and I did finish it rather quickly. So I recommend this book as long as the reader goes into it only for fun, and not looking for actual substance.
KDarkling More than 1 year ago
Forgive my headline, but I have to be honest. No disrespect to the author but I so detested this pointless and plotless story that I feel compelled to warn other readers. Now don't get me wrong, I really did want to like this book, book one was ok and I had some pretty good hopes for book 2 but I ultimately found the characters to be annoying, the story line lame, and the ending a pointless cliffhanger--there really is no need for a third book. I mean, yes I get the fact that Ever and Damen are no Bella and Edward, but the attempt at the love triangel was lame at best and really pourly executed. I couldn't even bring myself to read the whole thing, I ended up skimming it, and boy am I glad I did. I'm sorry to say that these characters lack complexity that would even merit a series. Spare yourself and find another read.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Ever is now an immortal, and she's eager to learn everything - from manifesting objects to visiting the paradise Summerland. Things are looking up for Ever and Damen, who can finally be together. But just as Ever finds her power's growing, Damen's starts to fade. He's becoming weak and he's even starting to forget Ever. Ever travels to Summerland to save Damen, but while there she discovers she might be able to save her family. Ever must choose which path she'll take and who she'll end up saving. I really enjoy sequels, but they make me nervous, especially when I loved the first book as much as I did EVERMORE. But Alyson Noel surpassed all my expectations, and not only is BLUE MOON an amazing sequel - it sets the bar for the rest of this series very, very high! When I reached the last page of this one, all I could say was "wow!" There were numerous twists that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I would get pulled in a new direction, which kept the book fast-paced and full of suspense - I had to keep turning the pages. I really liked the addition of Roman and the twins Romy and Rayne that Ever meets in Summerland. They added to the story but still have a lot of mystery surrounding them, so I'm eager to see how the many stories that were weaved together in BLUE MOON will play out. Another highly recommended book from Alyson Noel, I can't wait to read more about Ever and Damen. THE IMMORTALS series is one you'll want to get your hands on!
alice666 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS THE NEXT IN THE IMMORTAL SERIES AND IT'S REALLY GOOD! YOU CAN RELATE TO EVER ON SOO MANY WAYS WITH THE WHOLE HIGH SCHOOL ORDEAL. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS THERES A LACK OF ROMANCE AND THE ENDDING WILL MAKE YOUR HART STOP. YOU NEVER SEE IT COMING. ITS LEFT NEW QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE NEXT BOOK WELL JEST HAVE TO WAIGHT TILL JANUARY 5 OF NEXT YEAR!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did happen? The first book was amazing. It pulled you in, and I couldn't stop reading. And then this? This is a disgrace to the series. Repeatitive, horrible. I didn't even finish the book, I couldn't bear to read it any longer. Seriously, what happended?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bro stop comparing books to twilight of course i love those books ,but not ever book is about twilight okay i bet this book and others that are compared to twilight came out even before twilight.this series is awesome..!!!its so good... =] im just sayin people dont get med its the truth ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The plot is under developed, the characters are EXTREMELY flat and unbelievable, the setting makes the story line feel so fake. There was absolutely no depth. Specially the part where Damen *tries* to tell Ever about her past lives, its just sad. No history, no knowledge, no reference. the author used the phrase "and even though...." about 200 times in the first 50 pages. it was extremely distracting and i actually was more entertained counting the times she used the phrase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A girl who is still learning to control her powers as an Immortal, teenage Ever Bloom is as in love with the Immortal Damen as he is with her-until he dumps her just before the long-awaited night when they plan to sleep together for the first time. This is just a cheap sell to attract teens. Nothing but selling trick. Does teach anything new.
booksrmything More than 1 year ago
I throughly loved Evermore but the storyline in Blue Moon was too drawn out too long and boring. I had to force myself to keep reading. That whole thing with Roman and Ava and Summerland and the weird twins on and on and on...blah! And the ending.... dumb. Ever is sooo stupid! she has no sense at all geez. Any sane person would have listened to the weird twin over Roman. I sure hope the storyline for Shadowland is much better than Blue Moon cause if I have to force read I probably won't make it through the rest of the series.
RBDM More than 1 year ago
After being really pulled in and loving the characters from Evermore, this book did bring the same thing. It seemed to drag and got really tired of the plot. I stopped reading and don't plan to finish, which is really disapointing because the first one was so good.
livray More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first book so I was excited when this came out. Although it had potential to be a good read it fell short. I was annoyed by the flow of the story and the struggle to get to the end which was a good twist, but not enough of one to purchase the third book in this series. There are too many great books out there to waste your time on this one...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than the first one. The story was better and the little twist toward the end was unexpected, but I did not like the ending. I mean you can see it's a trap and she still doesn't get it. Overall I enjoyed it very much, but the ending could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when Blue Moon came out. I have been waiting for it for months. This book was such a good read and not very challenging- good for summer. The first book Evermore was good, but this book had a lot more unexpected events that happened. The antagonist(s) in the book really make wanna punch them or something or knock some sense into Ever. The title sounds like Twilight's "New Moon" but when reading this book the title "Blue Moon" is just so fitting. Allyson Noel's writing can captivate a reader, just read some of her other books and give the Immortals series a chance. A lot of other books are like Twilight... duh it's a romance fantasy series... don't compare them because a lot of other books I have read are like the Twilight book, and yet different because of the author. Read this and if you haven't read Evermore yet, read that first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok the book was blane in a sence that it fit the book. it wasn't as detailed as "Twilight" (winy voice) but that what made it its own. so some kid moved to a town and met an immortal and he ended having to save her. here are some differences, she whent through a life tragety, has magical abilities, and saved herself in the end non like bella, so sat there and just died, with no hope. if you were a true reader you would have picked up many books that are like twilight, because lets face it, twilight was a nock off of other books. Just because everybody got real into it doesn't mean it was the only good forbidden love vampire book out there. it was't. this book was good for its own and i can't wait to read the next one, not twilight. get over it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lost interest at the beginning of this book. Sorry. Not so great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this series but blue moon sucked it might have been because i read the third book befire this one or it could be that through out this entire, well maybe not the entire book bcuz i didnt want to finish it so i wouldnt know, is the main character stalking her boyfriend and other wacko stuff i say just skip this book and go on to the third book you wont miss anythinh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book but why is EVERYONE so aganist them having sex, now they arent even allowed to touch each other its sad but it is an interesting story and fell in love with it as soon as i started reading
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Not in a Rush to continue series Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi This is the second installment in the Immortals series by Alyson Noël. This book starts out with Ever and Damen picking up where they left off in Evermore. They are basking in their trouble-free relationship while Damen is trying to teach her all she needs to know about being an immortal. Then a new student arrives at school, Roman. Everyone loves him, everyone, but Ever that is. He tries to reach out to her and get her to like him, but there is just something about him that bugs her, but she can’t put her finger on it. Damen starts to lose his magic and starts projecting an aura and suddenly can’t stand Ever and calls her a spaz. He starts dating Stacia (again) and thinks Ever is stalking him. Roman has gotten rid of all clichés in the school and now Haven and Miles are hanging out with the A-listers…and everybody hates Ever, who has figured out that Roman is behind it all. Ever discovers how to get to Summerland on her own and finds out that she can travel through time on the night of the rare blue moon and decides to go back in time to prevent the accident that kills her entire family. But when she goes back she discovers that you can’t go back and is eventually brought back to the present and is in a race against time to save Damen’s life. Is she too late? I was pleasantly surprised with the first book in this series, Evermore. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for Blue Moon. This book read as a young adult book, which I have never cared for because I feel authors target younger and younger audiences and the books fail to pique my interest, let alone hold it. This isn’t the worst I’ve read, but wasn’t nearly as good as Evermore. I didn’t like how Ever was taking so much crap from the “new Damen”, but was still aching to be with him and fix things. Most people (me included) would have written him off once he started being a jerk. Then, she starts to find a way to fix things and she becomes obsessed with going back in the past to change things and abandon her supposed true love. It just didn’t jive with me at all. And I hate when books have endings that really aren’t endings, which is how this novel ended. Damen is no longer sick, but yet they still can’t be together, at least not completely. I know it’s a segue into the other books, but I just find it obnoxious. I will probably eventually continue on to the 3rd installment of the series, but after reading this one, I’m in no rush to get to Shadowland. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book in this series! I figured I would enjoy the second! What a big disappointment! I started to wonder would Ever and Damien get together? What long winded drama, ugh! This book is boring, awful, and just plain a wasted effort. From what I have been informed the rest of the series is the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Question... just out of curiosity do Damen and Ever, ever actually have sex? If so, in whuch book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The end is rushed and it is annoying when Damen is mean