Wednesday, June 9, 2010

: Shadowland by Alyson Noel :

She always believed he was her destiny—but what if fate has other plans?

Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world's darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just as their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into a bleak afterlife in the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source...Jude Knight.

Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soul mate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before...

Book 3 in the series - what the heck can happen now? Ever has been placed in a horrible position where she can't touch her soul mate - or risk losing him forever. How can anyone be so cruel?
Roman is still around, annoying the hell out of Ever with his smugness, and offering her the antidote to their problem - but at what cost?

I found this story kept flowing - knowing the introduction of Jude was always going to be another stumbling block in their relationship ... the attraction was minimal, and deep down Ever never swayed from her true love.

At the end of the book - the ultimate choice - just what would you do to keep your true love? Sacrifice the life of your best friend? I wasn't surprised by Ever's choice - and neither was Damen. The twists and turns keep coming in this book, making it impossible to put down, yet not wanting to finish .. as the next installment isn't out yet! Alyson certainly knows how to keep the reader turning the pages, and is brilliant at keeping the reader entertained. If you are a sucker for true love, you will love this book.

It will be interesting to see what unfolds in the next book ... DARK FLAME

RATING - 8/10


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