Thursday, April 29, 2010

Immortal by Gillian Shields Review

Okay, so along with finishing City of Bones over the weekend, I also had the chance to go down to the library and look to see if I wanted any books. I happened to come along this book and boy is it good!!
Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance. Harper Teen

At first, I expected it to be a vampire book because of the title (HELLO! Immortal, kinda tells it all, don't you think?) but after reading it, Immortal was just what the boy (Sebastian) was.
First of all, the book rushes wayy too fast. By time it hits page 200, Evie is uncontrollably in love with Sebastian and she doesn't know a thing about him! I mean, it's cute to see her find someone when no one else is there for her and that he cares for her as well but, come on, it was like two weeks until she finally fell in love with him!
The plot was good, confusing, but good. I liked how they switched from Evie's perspective to Agnes' journal entries. It two different persepectives but when it came to Sebastian (or S.), they seemed almost similiar.
The characters never truly progressed throughout the book but at the end, you are left with a cliff-hanger that I know will be fulfilled with the sequel, Betrayal:

I'm hoping that this series can make a big comeback with this next book but I'm sadly going to have to give Immortal a 2 and 1/2 mostly because of the fast pace to the point we don't get to see anyone progress, the love doesn't progress and seem less spontaneous, and see everything actually unravel.

1 comment:

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