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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

Title: Dark Flame
Author: Alyson Noel
Published: June 2010
Pages: 320
Rating: 3/5
Synopsis: At the start of this mesmerizing new installment of the Immortals series, Ever is helping her friend Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and carelessly putting them all at risk, their friendship becomes more and more strained. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into magick in order to get control over her enemy Roman and free Damen from his power. But when the spell she casts on Roman backfires, she’s bound to her deadliest enemy. Frantic to reverse the spell the moment the moon enters a new phase, she finds her efforts are fruitless—there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, one that propels her toward Roman. Desperate to break free of this terrible curse before Damen or the twins can discover what she’s done, she turns to Jude and delves deeper and deeper into dark magick, ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including Damen.

It may include spoilers from previous books and this one!!

Review: I feel that the story is being dragged on too much. The book book starts off with Ever trying to explain to Haven what has happened. She of course doesn't really care what happens and wants to use her powers for selfish things. Throughout the book Ever continues to make terrible choices and not trust those that she should be trusting.

Sometimes I feel like punching Ever. She makes some of the worst mistakes that she could possible make. All throughout she keeps keeping secrets from Damen, secrets that make things worse than they already are. She wants to find the antidote and obsesses so much on it that her actions turn out to hurt herself and others. I was glad to see that at the end of the book she had changed her way of thinking.

The ending was something that kind of shocked me but at the same time I could see it coming. It complicated things even more than they already were but I just think that the thing about not being able to touch is just getting too much.

I will keep reading this series because I really want to know what happens. This book wasn't the best out of the whole series but I'm hoping that the books will get a bit better.


  1. I've heard similar things about this book :\ i just recently finished book 2 last week and i was already having some problems with it.... I also feel like going on a rampage and just smacking Ever for making such poor choices! aye ya aye! hopefully the author steps it up in the books to come! Thanks for such an honest review!