Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (June 7, 2011)
Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers across the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion—where all will be revealed.
Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland.
Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever and Damen will discover their relationship’s hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined…and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then, when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen’s future will hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake….even eternity.
I'm not sure what my issue is lately but I have had such a hard time recalling series. Maybe I read to many of them or so many of them are so much alike. Either way I'm having to go back and reread. So after rereading the entire Immortal series I was able to get to Everlasting.
Ever has found herself at a crossroads on which path is the right choice. Either choice can benefit Ever and Damen, but one isn't her true destiny. Only Ever can take the journey to find her true path and destiny.
It's imperative that I explain why I enjoyed this so.. The whole series is about being Immortal. Did anyone think that being Immortal may not be so great? I LOVED, LOVED that they made immortality seem great but it definitely can have huge down falls. I guess it's nice to have a sobering moment or two. It just made the entire series seem more realistic. I did find the ending venue and the choice of clothing a bit cliche. I think that's a great thing if that's all I can complain about.
I enjoyed the reappearance of past characters, it gave a more final ending. I didn't have a lingering question and a lot of things that I never even thought about came to light. If you didn't believe in Karma before you may want to take another look. There is so much history in all of these books I wonder how Alyson was able to remember all the details. I don't think I could keep Karma, Destiny and History together the was Alyson Noel has. This is definitely not a series you can just jump into. It's to much history and past lives to get caught up on and to understand where and why it's going in that direction. I'd recommend reading the Immortal's from the beginning. Immortals is definitely a snack worthy series and Everlasting made the series whole.
I almost forget...Alyson Noel has a spin off series of Ever's sister, Riley. You should check them out Shimmer and Radiance.