Book Review: Shadowland by: Alyson Noël


St. Martin's Griffin

Publish Date:
November 17, 2009



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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 when 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 ino the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Dame, Ever immerses herself in magick - and gets help from an unexpected source - a surfer named Jude.

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, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger - and tests her love for Damen like never before...

Review: Ever and Damen are back in the third book of this series. They are looking for an antidote to remedy the fact that they can’t be together physically. Ever starts learning more about magick and is drawn to the grandson of the owner of the shop where she picked up the ingredients for the spells. She keeps hoping that she’ll be able to find a cure or make a deal to get it from Roman, but she ends up making what could be a few of the biggest mistakes in her sixteen years. Meanwhile, Damen is obsessed with the Shadowland – the opposite of Summerland – and his negativity and gloom is pulling him away from Ever.

This definitely seemed like a book just to get you to the next book. Nothing’s really changed, except that some new (and old) characters are introduced, and Ever starts learning about magick. There is no resolution to any of the “open” problems of the first two books and more complications keep adding on to the pile of stuff that now seems insurmountable. I wasn’t really a fan of this book as it seemed to be more of a “filler” novel than one that moved the story forward. Also, I wish the author would stop having the characters say “fugging”, “what the fug?”, “no fugging way”, etc. This is just a different (and annoying) word to use in place of a curse word. I didn’t feel as if Ever has grown or learned anything and seems only able to keep messing things up. It’s beginning to look like there will be a “Deus Ex Machina” resolution to everything in this series.

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


  1. I enjoyed your review and completely agree about this book being a "filler" I found it really hard to stick with it, but I managed to finish it! My review reads pretty similar to yours. And although Ever is still pretty immature in Dark Flame, I admit that I did enjoy it a lot more than this one.

  2. I have to start this series. I heard is simpler to twilight(idk?) But it looks like an awesome series.

  3. That was the one I did not like much, though I have great expectations for Dark Flame. I hope to like this fourth book better then the third! :)

  4. Good review. It sounds an interesting series though I've not started it yet. I guess a lot of series hit the "filler" book somewhere, but maybe I'll wait till the next one comes out to try it.


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