Night Star (The Immortals #5)
by Alyson Noel
Publication: 16th November 2010
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
**Warning contains spoilers from previous books in the series**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?
I was apprehensive about starting this book, after a promising start the books seemed to go downhill as they went along, but I'm happy to say that this one wasn't really bad at all.
In the last book Jude killed Roman because he thought that he was attacking Ever and because of that Haven vowed to kill both Jude and Ever.
So while awaiting for the time when Haven's threat becomes a reality Ever discovers that the videos that she and Damen view in their Pavilion house in Summerland have been heavily edited, and that Damen seems to take her away from Jude in each of their past lives, none so tragic then when she and Jude were slaves, Ever was beaten quite often by her owner and after having been brought by Damen and taken away from her family she finds that Jude and her family are killed in a house fire, and Ever gets upset and breaks up with Damen not sure what else he has removed from the videos of her past lives, it leaves her wondering whether she really was meant to be with Damen or whether Jude is her true soul mate.
Haven who is slowly losing her grip on reality has taken over as queen bee at school and Stacia as been knocked down a notch and finds herself the victim of ridicule and torment that she used to dish out to everybody else.
Honor who used to be Stacia's best friend has now taken up with Haven and has gotten rid of all her old group of friends not without some warning though from Ever.
Back to Haven who has become addicted to the elixir she needs to keep her alive and young through her immortality has gone through the year's worth that Roman had left after his death, and is suffering from withdrawal if that's not enough she continuously attacks Ever and on some occasions Jude.
Ever tries desperately to find the t-shirt that Roman was wearing the night he died, the t-shirt that has the spilt elixir on it in hopes that Damen might be able to figure out what it was made of but finding it is not going to be easy especially when Haven realises the significance of why Ever wants it so much.
There is finally a resolution to one of the problems in this book which is desperately needed to keep this series interesting.
With only the last book in this series to read I'm hoping that it turns out to be a really great read with everything resolved.
I give this 3.5/5.