Author Stacey Rourke

Friday, October 22, 2010

Review-THE IMMORTALS series

As I mentioned before I recently became engrossed in THE IMMORTALS series by Alyson Noel. As with any series it has its good and bad points, but all in all I would definitely recommend it.

Beginning book one, EVERMORE, I had to battle my own preconceived notions. Taking the word "immortal" and combining it with a story in which an average girl is sought out and desired to an almost stalker-ish degree by an unattainable, Adonis of a guy had me thinking this was nothing but a TWILIGHT knock-off. Yet that is far from the case. Ms. Noel creates a captivating world where creatures like vampires or werewolves don't exist, but amazing, super-human abilities can be achieved through science. I have the utmost respect for any author that can write about the origins of energy and quantum physics in a way that engages the reader instead of causing them to get glassy eyed and drool on themselves.

With the second and third novels in this series, BLUE MOON and SHADOWLAND, I was hooked. I couldn't put these books down and was sneaking in any possible moments I could to delve back into Ever's world. The main character comes into her own and I couldn't wait to see where the author would take her next. Both of those books were wildly entertaining!

I'll be honest and say I was somewhat disappointed by the fourth book DARK FLAME. The premise behind it is good and a brave risk for any writer to take. However as the main characters, Ever and Damon, are supposed to have this wonderfully pure true love I couldn't for the life me understand why Ever couldn't reveal a simple truth, that was not entirely her fault, instead of risking their entire relationship. I still enjoyed the book, however that one detail had me wanting to grab the main character by the shoulders and shake her. (A bad idea considering she's an incredibly strong immortal and I'm,

If you were a fan of the TWILIGHT books I would definitely recommend THE IMMORTALS. The premise behind it is new and unique, but Damon and Ever hold a passion for each other very similar to that of Edward and Bella. The fifth book in the series, NIGHT STAR, comes out next month and without I doubt I will be reading it! Kudos to Ms. Noel!