Review: Everlasting

Jun •  27 •  2011

I must say that I am sad to see the series end. This is one series that even before I was a book blogger that I was hooked on. Let me be the first to tell you that as a long time reader of Alyson Noel’s and a big fan of The Immortal series that this book ended nicely. All loose ends were tied. All questions, were answered. And the first chapter was so dynamic and strong that I sat reading this book in my office while at work! I know, bad Savannah!
The first chapter was just wow. I knew once I started “glancing” at the book that I was in deep trouble. The first chapter has a very strong beginning, the reader sees Ever and Damen struggling in Summerland to find answers. What I like about this is the pacing and the plot line. The pacing was right on. I really liked that the reader got to go back to certain points in their history and re-connect with the present. It answers a whole lot of questions that I have always wondered, plus then some. It gave the reader a much broader history on Ever and Damen’s relationship.
What also grabbed my attention in this book, is the lives they had in the past. Through out the series, we see several past lives, but this one, it was a SHOCKER! I was like,”OMG!” Gasping at my desk and looking by my office door to make sure no one heard me. Hehe. Ms. Noel did a fine job in bringing this element to life in the book. I felt every emotion, excitement, hurt, and anger while reading this. Simply fantastic!
The characters were more developed. In this book, you finally see them learn and grow. At times through out the series like books 4/5, I got frustrated that they weren’t going anywhere. They were being stagnate. I was hoping for a change. Everlasting is the change of all changes. The characters finally develop in who they need to be in order to grasp their future!
If you haven’t pick up this series you most definitely should! Not only will you fall in love with it, but it will give you an everlasting read worth reading. Am I happy with the way it ended? Yes. I think Ms. Noel did a mighty find job on clearing everything she needed to clear up in order to finish the series.
*There was some implied sex, kissing, few cursing*
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!

5 Comments

  1. noiashui
    Jun 27, 2011

    haha, I read the first in the series and never have I been more tempted to burn a book xD Big difference in taste there! Anyway, glad you enjoyed it and found a great ending to the series 🙂

  2. Wonderful! I still need to get the other books in the series to start, but I do have this one… so now I can’t wait! Thanks!

  3. Missie
    Jun 27, 2011

    You read a lot of Noel, don’t you! How many books does she have and how many have you read? I haven’t read a single one. 🙁

    Will have to change that soon.

    I’m glad you liked the ending so much. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Savannah
    Jun 27, 2011

    @noiashui,I only had a few of her books that I really did like either, but this series.

    @Melissa, yes,read it!

    @Missie,I do! I am a big fan of hers!

  5. Glad to hear this series got a good ending! I stopped reading a couple books ago and was thinking if I should pick it up again!

    Great review =D