Saturday, November 27, 2010
Night Star by Alyson Noel
Released: November 16, 2010
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it. Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all. Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?" (summary from goodreads.com)
Alyson Noel’s Night Star is the next installment in the Immortals Series and continues following Ever and Damen and their complicated relationship. Night Star takes a twist when Ever is now faced with having her best friend, Haven, as her enemy. Haven wants revenge on Ever, who she blames for the death of Roman. Ever must face the choices she has made in the past, as well as the ones she needs to make in the future. The character of Ever continues to grow in this story, just as she has grown gradually throughout the series. Ever is becoming more mature and stronger, physically as well as emotionally.
The relationship between Damen and Ever faces many complications, that only seem to get worse at times. Their relationship faces realistic issues such as trust, as well as immortal issues. Damen and Ever's relationship goes back for centuries and Ever learns that she has been kept in the dark about her past lives. There is also Jude, who she has a connection with from her past lives, who only adds to the problems.
I enjoyed Night Star as well as the whole Immortals Series because the plot is unpredictable and the characters all bring something special to the story. I strongly recommend Night Star as well as the rest of the Immortals Series if you have not read it yet.