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. But Ever’s struggle to keep the Immortals hidden only propels Haven closer to the enemy: Roman and his evil companions.
At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman — and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender.
Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself — and her future with Damen…
I didn’t really remember what happened at the ending of Shadowland, third book in the series but I remembered it pretty quicky while reading Dark Flame. At the beginning I couldn’t really get into it but when I finally got hooked I couldn’t put it down. It’s really short (230 pages) and I could read it in one day but it took me a bit more because I didn’t feel like reading it at the beginning, as I already said.
Ever was super annoying, especially at the beginning. She’s really STUPID, weak and she just complicates everything. I hate that she didn’t want to tell Damen or anyone what she did with that spell because she was ASHAMED! Come on! I wanted to slap her. Seriously. I really don’t know how Damen can stand her all the time, she does such stupid things. And when she finally does something right, someone else ruins it. Okay, that sucks. Damen was great as always and I really like him but I don’t understand why he didn’t want to go with Ever to Summerland, everything would be so easier if he just did. I really want for him and Ever to be together because they are amazing together. I love Jude! I like him so much more than Damen, he’s great and I loved every scene with him. I feel so sorry for him because he don’t want to give up on Ever but I don’t want those two to be together. Seriously, what do all these guys see in Ever?! She’s so stupid! And Jude deserves some better girl. I never actually like two main male characters in the book before but here I like both Damen and Jude and it’s so confusing. But I like Jude a bit more. I hated Roman! I would thought I’d like him because mostly I like guys like him but I didn’t. Nope. He’s so disgusting, awful and I didn’t like him at all. Okay, maybe a little at the end when we found out what is his story SPOILER ALERT! but then he died and I’m not sorry because of it. Yeah, Jude killed him and also ruined any chance for Ever and Damen to ever touch ecahother again. Go Jude! I don’t know why I found that so funny… It was so surprising that Ava is Romy and Rayne’s aunt. I didn’t see that coming but I glad that happened. It was also pretty unbelievable that Haven immediately accepted the fact that she’s immortal and everything but I do understand her reaction when she thought how cool her new powers are. I mean, being immortal is perfect life, right? You look great, you live forever and you can make whatever you want out of nothing. What else can you want? Only because Ever can’t just enjoy her life and has to complicate everything it doesn’t mean everyone else has to do the same.
When Ever ”freed” herself from Roman, I knew it can’t be that simple and that she screwed something again. There were still a lot of pages to read and I knew something bad will happen. And it did. The ending was amazing, so intense and it really seemed like everything is going to be good and I found myself thinking how many books are there in these series because it can’t be that this is tha last book but then Jude showed up and fucked up everything so we now have a plot for two more books (I checked, there are 6 books in the series). I really like Jude and I hate how Ever is just using him to get what she wants and he lets her do that becuase he loves her. Urgh! I hate Ever!
Writing stlye is pretty easy, you can fly through pages and I liked that. It’s quick, simple read, perfect for summer. The thing that bothered me is that these series remind me of Twilight too much. At first I didn’t realize it but now I can see it. Ever is as weak and annoying as Bella but thank god, Damen is much better thad Edward. Much more awesome. Jude is maybe Jacob. Yeah, that sucks. Alyson Noel made up an amazing and unique world but her characters are not unique and special at all. Especially Ever. So plain and uninteresting. She could do so much more but I still love these series even though there are a lot of better series out there. I do recommend these books, though.