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Dark Flame

(The Immortals #4)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  59,391 ratings  ·  1,870 reviews
In Alyson Noël’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 make the 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
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 320 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mar 16, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-finished
How stupid.
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
Sarah Elizabeth
This was a YA paranormal romance which picked up where the previous book left off.

Ever was very stubborn in this book and a bit misguided. She kept attempting to use ‘magick’ to fix things, and instead just kept making things worse and worse.

The storyline in this was about Ever continuing to try to get the antidote to the antidote from Roman so that she could have sex with Damen, and we also got a bit of a love triangle forming between Ever Damen and Jude. Roman continued to be cocky and to gene

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This is what I think about you, Ever Bloom:

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Before I start shamelessly ripping this book apart, I want to say that Dark Flame was SLIGHTLY better than Shadowland, and I really mean slightly.

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?!!

Yeah, seriously?

And from beginning to end Ever keeps doing impulsive stupiditi
I finished this book in a few hours eager to see if Ever gets the antidote or not.. I reached the end of the book and I have to say I liked it but I'm dissapointed. 2 whole books now on how Damen and Ever can't "Touch" each other and they still don't have a cure. The book seemed to drag on forever, I just wanted her to hurry up and get the antidote already. The ending doesn't really sit with me very well, Roman dying or 'going to the Shadowland' is messed up, in my opinion. He was a cool charact ...more
Samantha Souza
OH MY GAWD!!! Where do I start???
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
Jun 23, 2010 rated it did not like it
I got to wonder if anyone who rated this book 4 or 5 stars actually read it? This book is so bad that I am done with this series.

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.
John Egbert
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Feb 14, 2010 rated it did not like it
I think this book can be best summed up with one simple expression: WTF?
Mar 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Mar 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ever, Ever, Ever.

How stupid are you now?

It just makes me sad that you'd allow yourself to fail when you get close.

And oh god, ANOTHER love triangle?

Shoot me.
Jul 20, 2010 rated it liked it
I gave it three stars because I have made it this far through the series, and I do wish it would end well. I don't see how it can, though. Mainly because I see nothing likable about Damon. Sure he is pretty, but so what? He is like an old man hitting on a 16-year-old here, and I think he just wants to add her to his conquests. If he had nailed her when they first met, he would be so over her like he got over his wife, Drina. I kind of get her anger at having to watch her husband entrap a 16 yea ...more
Jul 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
Alyson, Alyson...
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
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Im only reading this because I want to see if Ever gets any sense.

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
Aug 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)
Overall, this installment was just okay for me, once again. While I found it a tiny bit of an improvement from Shadowland... it still missed the mark for being a really GOOD sequel. I'll warn you that there will be a few general spoilers in my review as it's hard to discuss without them in this case.

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
Jul 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Having a hard time getting through this seems to drag a bit and I really enjoyed the first three of the series. This one just seems a little slow and repetitive.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Aug 31, 2012 rated it liked it
So there's a lair:

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.
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Words can't express how much I kinda not like this forth installment of The Immorals. Seriously. I mean It wasn't too bad, just not good.
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.

But there
Cas ❦
I'm gonna have to say I didn't like this book very much in comparison to the rest of the series. I thought Shadowland wasn't that good either, but Dark Flame was definitely disappointing. Shadowland I didn't think was as good because there was too much normal. Well, Dark Flame I didn't like for almost the opposite. I felt that there were too many days of "the same drama", which is me trying not to spoil it for you. I thought "the same drama" dragged across quite a few chapters, and even the reso ...more
Shannon Rochester
Apr 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This is book four in the Immortals Series and so far, it is my least favorite. I wasn't a huge fan of Haven's when she was human and I definitely don't like her as an Immortal. Yet another wrong choice for Ever, in my opinion. I don't much care for the twins either, come to think of it. I REALLY like Jude, though. Him and Miles are probably my favorite characters. The storyline in this was about Ever still trying to get the antidote to the antidote from Roman for really selfish reasons and there ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's been about six months since I read Shadowland, giving me just enough time to forget how much this series melts my brain and prompting me to go check Dark Flame out from the library.
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
Apr 07, 2010 marked it as to-read
I really hope it'd be better.

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.
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA and paranormal readers
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Hey Jude Don't bring me down...
In this novel, Ever is dealing with her decision to save Haven from death, thereby making her Immortal; Haven is now drunk on her own power and siding with da evil Roman who still holds Ever's precious antidote. Ever is drunk on her Roman attachment spell gone wrong, and then the dolt that she is written that she is, doesn't even ask for help that is right in front of her. Duh.
Jude~~~the blonde dude, lean, green eyed, boho hippie surfer type (extra points if he's got an accent, like from Austral
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Me throughout this entire book: Ever you dumb you girl
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
I've been having a love/hate relationship with the Immortals series for a while now. The first installment, Evermore has by far been my favorite and is what has kept me reading the series. With that being said, this was not a opinion changer for me, not a favorite to be sure.

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
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Mar 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oh Ever, I sympathize for you. Ever has been trying to get away from Roman powers. Instead, she ended up binding herself to him. She knew she was in trouble. She was afraid to go to Damen thinking he would be upset, if he knew what she got herself into. Poor Damen. He really is trying to help her, but Ever keeps shutting him out. Ever, feeling embarrassed and scared goes to Jude. Since he is the only one who knows her secret and can help, he is there for her. Ever and Jude's past does not help t ...more
Lynn Spinks
Nov 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 27, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy
Ok, I'm seriously done with this shit. Really. This series started GREAT! I loved it, but it all went downhill. Fast. I don't have time for this soul-mate, dramatic 'Fug', 'hel-lo', 'OMG', shit. And then we turn around and have a bunch of teenagers with special powers fucking up and apologizing and being forgiven when they really deserve to be smacked. ARGH, It's like House of Night all over again!

And I get why Damen has such a large vocabulary, he's a million years old, but what the fuck? Ever
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