REVIEW: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (July 7, 2009)

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...


Blue Moon begins with Ever continuing her education on being an immortal with her handsome and always supportive immortal boyfriend Damen. Damen who has been the love of her former lives for the past four hundred years and whom she cannot help but want to mack on, but she always seems to put the brakes on anything further than some serious lip locking. Why??? Well Ever is constantly comparing her lack of "experience" to Damen's six hundred years of carousing and it always seems to cool her ardor and cause her feelings of inadequacy. Needless to mention that her lessons with Damen are not producing the results that both of them want and need. Bummer!

An even bigger trip is having to go to school. A facade that must be kept for no one can know what she is and what she can do. Luckily she has her good friends Miles and Haven to keep her sane while the monotony of having to "pay attention" in class would drive her insane. The duldrum of school is soon changed by Roman the new transfer student. A cheeky fellow from jolly old England and he has his eyes set on Ever and something else....Ever cannot shake the fact that Roman makes her uneasy especially when one day Roman makes a prediction that really sets her on edge.

Just when Ever decides to take the next step and consummate her relationship, Damen begins to fall ill and suddenly treats her like an outcast; refuting their love and walking away from her. And he is not the only one; Ever's good friends, heck the whole school is suddenly against her, making her the outcast while they all decide to live together in harmony. All of these bizarre events began when Roman arrived and although Ever cannot prove it, she is convinced he is the cause of it. It does not matter to her that everyone adores and flocks to him she does not trust him in the least.

Ever soon realizes that Damen's condition is worse than she could have ever imagined. She seeks the assistance of an old friend and travels to summer land to obtain the answers that she so desperately needs. There, she not only finds some answers but she also discovers how she can travel back in time; back to a time before her family's tragic accident and that she can prevent it all...thus eliminating the need for Damen to become ill. Because if she never had the accident then she would have never had to go to Laguna....right? The perfect solution to the problem at hand and since Damen no longer loves her, why not?

Why not indeed? Ever will soon realize you can never go back...or can she?

My thoughts(spoilery, you have been warned)

Oh where to begin? I will admit that I could not wait for this book, have been dreaming about it since I finished the last word in Evermore. Yes....that long. I could not wait to see how things would progress with Damen and Ever and I have to admit, knowing that they were going to finally get together gave me such a thrill...only to go crashing down in flames. To get soo close and then nothing....ARRRGGGGG!!!

Then we have the subject of Evil Roman...yes yes yes..the bad guy that you know all along is the root to all evil. Come is apparent from the beginning. We see it, we sense it..heck EVER knows it, but does nothing until it is way past too late. IT bothers me that with a clap of her hands and good yell that everyone wakes up to dreamlike state that everyone was in. Really was it that easy? Don't get me started on the last moments in the book. I felt like clapping my hands together and saying "HELLO EVER, WAKE UP. ROMAN IS THE BAD GUY" but nooooo...and I cringe at what happens next.

I must admit that the OMG twist of all twisted endings had me screaming "NO WAY" only to have my friend respond with "WAY...that ending was wicked awesome" and it totally was. I enjoyed that fact that a few questions were answered in regards to Damen's past and the beginnings to the immortals world. Magnificent world building...Blue Moon is a page turner.

Alyson Noel has a way of keeping the excitement factor kicked up and going; leaving you gripping your book for dear life and not wanting the adventure to end. Even though you may want to throw your book across the room from time to time, it is still a good read and leaves me hungry for the next installment

4 comments on "REVIEW: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel"

Breann Boustany wrote: July 29, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Great review. I have read a couple of your reviews and have a list of books to read next as a result. Thank you.

Anonymous wrote: July 30, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Awesome review. I just finished reading Blue Moon today and's very well-written. Of course I was screaming at the book when Ever would act so Idiotic. lol. As in travelling back and leaving Damen! I mean even going back in time she should've known that Drina would've just found some other way to try to kill them all. And then listening to Roman who poisoned Damen in the first Place as opposed to Rayne who had been heping her out in Summerland all along. I mean duhhh.
I was pretty surprised about Ava though, and how she betrayed her at the end like that.
Anyway, I really hope that Shadowland will have a happy ending!

GreenBeanTeenQueen wrote: July 31, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Yeah, I was yelling at Ever too. And the end?? I need the next book now!!!

Jessica Kennedy wrote: August 26, 2009 at 7:46 PM

I didn't love it at all. I linked to your review on my review post.

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