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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

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.


Ever is great at getting herself into trouble and not knowing when to ask for help.  She tends to go off on her own and try to fix everything.  She is still "new" at the idea of being immortal, and she should be asking Damen for help.  Instead, she decides to "fix" things on her own which makes an even bigger mess for the two of them. 

Ever succeeds at strengthening her bond with Roman instead of releasing herself from it.  She has taken the advice of the twins rather than communicating with Damen.  Afterwards, she still does not consult Damen for the situation, but rather tries to fix it again on her own.  Ever's attitude is frustrating and annoying at times.  I would like to talk to her and tell he what to do because she seems so lost.

Ever and Damen find a way to work out the situation in this installment of the series, but I'm sure there will be many more situations to face in the future.  Hopefully, Ever grows up a little and realizes she isn't capable of handling all of these problems on her own.

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