Book Review: Dark Flame by: Alyson Noël


St. Martin's Griffin

Publish Date:
June 22, 2010

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Ever is trying to help Haven 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. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it 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...

Review: Dark Flame picks up where Shadowland left off. It begins with Ever explaining to Haven that she is now an immortal, too, and trying to warn her about Roman – which didn’t go well at all. Ever used more magick and made a bigger mess of things. She keeps lying about her spells and everything else going on with her to those who love her most, even Damen. She’s tied herself to Roman and can’t get out of it and then there is the way she’s drawn to Jude. She’s torn in different directions and can’t keep things straight. This book showed some promise toward the end, once Ever had done some maturing (it seemed).

I was hoping that there would be a resolution to some of the issues plaguing our “heroic couple”, but it doesn’t seem like that will happen anytime soon. I wasn’t really thrilled with how this book progressed and I wanted Ever to grow up a bit and take real responsibility for the situation she’s in and that she put everyone else in. I don’t understand why she can’t seem to learn much from her past mistakes and if she does – it goes out the window as soon as the next crisis arises. While I enjoy the writing very much, I just wish there was some good character growth and a smooth progression in the story.

The Immortals Series: Evermore (1), Blue Moon (2), Shadowland (3), Dark Flame (4), Night Star (5), Everlasting (6)


  1. I read Evermore and loved it! I read (I think thats the name) Blue Moon and liked it, but the ending ruined it for me. I did not even bother reading the rest of the series. Ever makes so many mistakes and dumb decisions and just continues to do it over and over again and the book gets no where. You are just reading about her trying to clean up the mess SHE CREATED. I really thought it would be a good series because of Evermore, but I was let down.

  2. I wish Ever showed some more progress, but I still can't wait to read this! I need to get my hands on Shadowland first though. Great review!


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