Dark Flame (The Immortals #4)
In Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries.
Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside. As Eve...more
Hm, okay, that isn't necessarily the best way to start a review with those two words, 'how stupid'. But in truth, that's quite EXACTLY what I feel and think when Dark Flame by Alyson Noel comes to mind.
First thing's first - I absolutely LOVED the first installment to the Immortals series, Evermore. It was, by far, one of my most adored books of all time.
That is, until Blue Moon came out.
Alyson Noel totally twisted her own story. It's like she's trying to purposefully create a poorly-w...more
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This is what I think about you, Ever Bloom:
(view spoiler)[In Shadowland, Ever tried to use magick to bind the evil, immortal rouge Roman to herself so that she could have control over him. But since she's horrible at following instructions and loves to do things her way, she screwed up the magick and she ended up being bound to Roman instead. So in Dark Flame, we find out that the binding spell (and apparently her dark shadow side) has caused Ev...more
Ever, once again, does stupid things. First, she accidentally bounds herself with his enemy, Roman. What it means by that is that, she can't stop thinking about fucking his brains off. And then, she made Haven an immortal. Damn you, Ever Bloom. WHY ARE YOU FREAKING STUPID?!!
And from beginning to end Ever keeps doing impulsive stupiditi...more
When I started this series with the first book, I had high hopes. By the time I finished the third book, I felt like hitting my head against the wall over Ever's stupid annoying mistakes. I had hoped to find some resolution in this book, but we get nowhere.
Haven is an immature brat throughout this book and is grating. Ever couldn't do anything right to save her life....more
How about EVER! What in the hell is her deal. How are the mistakes that she's been making even realistic? Anyone with half of a brain would make better choices than her? She deliberately ignores Damen's advice time and time again, and he again and again shows his forgiveness. What the hell kind of relationship are they in? You would think that Damen would get tired of her screwing up his life after three freakin books. I think that Alyson needs to get her charac...more
You have taken a wonderful creation 'Evermore', which is truly captivating...and ruin it by making it a sequal. I was so excited to read 'Blue Moon' but once i had - i wished i hadnt. Nevertheless, i stood tall and hoped you would redeem the story and characters in 'Shadowland' But Gosh was i wrong... Compared to shadowland, Blue Moon was Okay. I was extremly dissapointed. However, Im one to finish what I'v started and went ahead and red Dark Flame, recluctently...
You have turne...more
Looking back on the rest of the series. I'm sad to say this was the best one since EVERMORE (which I loved!!!) Until Noel lost all her writing skills and went on with the rest of series. Immortals has just become an obligation to me now. I'm not gonna say how Haven became a total bitch and Ever became more stupid and how Damen became more oblivious with each turning page and don't even get me started on Jude. If you read the rest...more
The saving grace for this series is that Ever finally has an epiphany (with the help of Ava, Damen and Jude) in the last third of the book. From that point on... the story got a bit better for me. Ev...more
I think its what the author what us to fill after reading this.
Yah she got that.
I absolutely LOVED the first installment to the Immortals series, Evermore. I give it 5 stars and the second (Blue Moon) I give it 4 stars and third (Shadowland) I give it 3 stars, ok so what am i suppose to give this? 2 stars? haha seriously, this series is getting worst.
As I've read this series, it's seemed as though the books have improved very slightly as the series progresses. I think Dark Flame might break this trend, though.
I still think our protagonist and narrator has become slightly less of a bi-polar sloppy mess, but that doesn't change the f...more
Well the first book was awesome, I was all hung over Ever and Damon, until i read the next 2 books. I'm getting disappointed. When the 2nd book came out it went all downhill. Then the 3rd and I completely lost interest, but I seriously hope that Ever would be a little smarter and has a mind to think before she acts. Hope the 4th book would redeams its former glory.
To begin with, I started this series with full excitement; the first novel was fantastic, maybe also the second book as well, but from then on the series went into a downwards spiral.
Dark Flame, to start, really had no plot advancements at all. From the beginning to end of the novel, the story seems to have no major changes in really anything. You might as well skip this book and won't even...more
Inhabited by Roman, the evil, gorgeous DO NOT GO NEAR HIM UNLESS YOU HAVE A TASER, guy:
But you have a loving, immortal and clingy boyfriend:
Who EXPLICITLY told you NOT to go to the evil lair to get the antidote.
He told you you'd find a way around this situation.
But you can't hear him CAN you?
So you get up and walk RIGHT INTO THE EVIL LAIR like the idiot you are:
Congratulations. You totally met my expectations.
Readers will see the characters and plot going in more of the same direction in Dark Flame. Ever is still trying to find the antidote and in order to do that she needs help. Her relationships with the other characters drove...more
The characters were just so, so off in this book. Haven was "fuggin" annoying, Ever made the stupidest decisions, Miles wasn't even present 95% of the time, and Damen disappeared into the background. The only character I felt a nugg...more
Bottom Line - This story is convoluted and I have NO idea how Alyson will "wrap" things up, I hear there's 6 books slated, and I PRAY that we start to get a conclusion in the next book, because while things are moving in a nice direction, especially where Ever is concerned, there's 10,000 questions still asked, still needing answers for it all to make sense and come full circle.
What started as a series I was DIEING to see what happened in, it has turned out to be a series I...more
And I get why Damen has such a large vocabulary, he's a million years old, but what the fuck? Ever...more
I kept on reading, because I was anxious to know how Ever was going to get the antidote for Damen. Damen takes her on original dates, I love Versailles and I actually liked the ending. It makes me wonder what they are going to do now?!
In this installment Ever experiences the results of a bounding...more
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Let me start off by saying I have read the 1st book only, and not Blue Moon or Summerland. But I jumped at the chance to see whats has been up with Ever and the Gang.
Ever and Damon are soul mates..but you wouldn't know it by her actions through out the book. She runs to Roman because she is obsessively attracted to him and Jude to have him her with...more
The concept is interesting - Two loves (Damen and Ever) continually separated from one another over several past lives, hoping to finally make it work in this one. Then the introduction of Jude (Blue Moon - book 2, I think), revealing that it has actually been a love triangle over these past lives, is a great addition.
Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 21 novels, including: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVI...more