Ever Bloom is trying to get used to her new life. Damen is trying to teach her how to use her new abilities while at the same time encouraging her to take their relationship to the next level. Ever is hesitant, much as she loves Damen. It is intimidating to know your boyfriend has been around the block the last six hundred years but won’t tell you about those years. A new boy named Roman arrives at school and quickly insinuates himself into her circle of friends. Something about him seems off but Ever seems to be the only one who thinks so. Strange things start to happen, most importantly Damen stops calling or coming over. Ever knows it is because of Roman. So she does the only thing she can; goes to Summerland to find out what is going on. Giving in to her curiosity, she finds out about Damen’s past and a way to go back in time and prevent her family’s death. Then Damen’s strange behavior increases and he starts to weaken. It appears that Ever can only choose one course of action. She can save Damen or she can go back in time and be normal again. Which is she going to choose?
This series is so well done. The YA paranormal genre has a flawless diamond among the gems with Blue Moon. Ever does something that I wish more characters would do. She questions the man who has searched the world for her about his past and hers. Even when he doesn’t answer, Ever doesn’t stop wondering or questioning. Her new life is full of power, possibilities and love but it doesn’t stop her from wishing she could go back and keep her family from dying. When her friends and even Damon turn on her, the hurt she feels is palpable. My chest literally hurt as she went through that. Ever is immortal but she is still a teenager and teenagers make mistakes, but she deals with it and moves on from there. 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. I would love to see more people take on the Immortals series. I am anxious to read Shadowlands which comes out in February 2010.
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.
In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must choose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day...