Blue Moon | the immortals 2
by Alyson Noël

 

Area Info: Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.
Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...

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Roman transfers to the school, and he's immideately liked by everyone - except by Ever. She gets the creeps when he comes near her, but not even Damen notices, much less believes her. When Ever gets the idea he might be a rogue immortal, she looks out for the Ouroboros tattoo but can't find one. Is she really imagining all this? Maybe, but then Damen starts acting strange, feeling sick. But immortals don't get sick. Ever. However, he plays it down and they actually plan on a night in the hotel, finally being together -- but it never gets there. When Ever waits for Damen to get the car after Miles's show, he just rushes off without her. Might that be the worst night of Ever's life? You betcha!

Things get to the worst when Ever sees Damen next and he has an aura colored other than white, he's back hitting on Stacey, Ever can hear his thoughts, and all the students are one big happy family at lunch, and Ever is the only one left out. Of course Ever tries to talk to him, make sense of the whole situation, but she only manages to get herself back into status/nickname as the school's freak. While she also draws a lof of the teacher's attention to herself, she manages to find out that Roman is -- just as she thought -- in fact a rogue immortal, the Ouroboros flashing on his neck every now and then. This leads her to the conclusion that Roman had somehow poisoned Damen's elixir, which now even treathens his life, weakening him more and more.

Desperate, Ever seeks Ava's help to get into Summerland, trying to find answers. There she meets the unusual twins Romy and Rayne who guide Ever a little through Summerland, and are later revealed to be Riley's friends. Entering the Akashic Records, Ever succumbs to the temptation of digging through Damen's past, revealing a lot of things he tried to hide so desperatly from her. In addition, she is shown a way to turn back time during the upcoming every-once-in-forever blue moon -- another temptation she just cannot resist. Although Damen is her one true love, her soul mate, Ever is firmly positive that saving four lives -- those of her parents, Riley's and Buttercup's -- is worth breaking her own heart, and maybe losing Damen forever.

So Ever prepares for her journey back in time, but also provides Ava with the antidote for Damen, just in case. However, back into her old life, Riley shortly connects with her just before the accident is bound to happen, telling her that she could never undo what was meant to be, and then Ever finds herself thrown back into the present day. Her first thought: Damen. She rushes to Ava's to find Damen barely alive, the weird twin Rayne by his side in a protection circle while Ava is MIA, Romy is supposedly off to get another antidote, and Roman was waiting for her.

Ever is prepared to fight, to kill Roman just like she had killed Drina. However, fo that she still has to find out where to aim, so there are a few questions that have to be asked -- and the answers were sure shocking. Roman was in love with Drina and now wants Damen dead because he thinks he'd killed her. He's more than surprised to find out that it was actually Ever who killed his beloved, and suddenly Roman's very eager to help the man who once saved his life.

But as Ever finally reaches the circle with Rayne and Damen, the girl tells her not to trust this sudden 180° turn. She says to wait for Romy who'd be back soon with the antidote, but Ever can't just watch her love die. So she takes up Roman's offer to add a bit of her blood to the antidote he is holding right there in his hands, and breaches the magic circle to see the color return to Damen's face only a few moments later.

But to what price? Roman had tricked her. By adding her blood to the antidote, he had made Ever leathal to her loved one. Now, any more of her DNA, even the tiniest bit of blood, salivary, or the like, and he dies. Yet, killing Roman is out of the question, since he hints he might able to provide an antidote for his blood-strained antidote, reverting everything back to normal. Thus, Ever has no choice but letting him go for now, and she already loathes the moment she has to confess the whole mess to Damen -- who can't remember anything after the point where he was on this way to get the car after Miles's show.

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