Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): After fighting for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath. Don’t miss this explosive new installment of the #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!
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?
Guys, forgive me for saying this... but was anyone else under the impression that this was going to be the last book in the series? No? For some reason, it took me until I was 40 pages way from finishing it to realize that there was one more book - Everlasting - due out in August.
Anyways, let`s get on with this review!
My Summary: The story starts off with Ever arguing with Haven - or so we think. After a little argument and a few thrown punches, we figure out that Ever was just practising her technique on 'fake' Havens that she manifested herself. We also learn that it's the last day of summer vacation, and Ever is definitely not looking forward to being trapped in the same building as Haven 5 days a week. To get her mind off of her imminent meeting with Haven the next day, Damen takes Ever to Summerland, where they decide to take a look at a sort of 'slide show' of their past lives - the ones Ever has no recollection of.
Halfway through the show, a face flashes on the screen - Ever's, from one of her many past lives.
Except this one is different.
Damen reacts suddenly, shutting off the film-reel and trying to explain, but Ever refuses to listen. She can`t help but wonder... could this be what Jude was trying to warn her about? Could there be some dark secret that Damen is trying to hide about himself?
Thoughts: This book seemed a lot better than the past few, although I think Blue Moon is still my favourite of the series. Here, though, we see Ever maturing as she comes to understand the gravity of the choice she's made and all the repercussions she's going to have to deal with because of her decision. She learns that the games Haven is trying to play with her are exactly like the games Roman played - except this time, Ever's not willing to be a pawn in anyone else's chess game. She knows how to beat Haven, who is well on her way to self-destructing anyway. To Ever, it's all a matter of time.
I recommend this book to anyone who has read the other books in the series - if you gave up after the third or fourth, I recommend you get up to date and pick this one up! Also, if you're sick of vampires, werewolves, faeries, (or vampyres, *insert the name of a mythical creature who's name may be spelt with a 'y'*, and fayries), this series might be something you should check out!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the series!