Title: Immortal Author: Gillian Shields Publisher: Harper Teen Number Of Pages: 360 Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: The electrifying debut in a paranormal-romance series about a mystical teen.
As the elite Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies’ newest student, Evie Johnson is lonelier than she could have dreamed. Evie’s only lifeline is Sebastian, a dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. But as Evie’s feelings for Sebastian grow, she suspects he has a secret. And there’s something sinister about Wyldcliffe and its strict, unfriendly teachers. Then there’s a ghostly girl so eerily like Evie she could be a sister. In an extraordinary battle between past and present, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian and her own incredible fate.
Immortal will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and the power of friendship and first love.
Review: Immortal was a satisfactory read. I had problems reading the first 100+ pages; I wanted to put it down at times because it had no action, suspense, or anything interesting. But, it was worth reading past the first 100+ pages, because then it quickly became a page turner.
Evie and Sebastian relationship, was nothing very different from most books, but it was a beautiful relationship nonetheless. The plot was complex, and had a few predictable moments, and a few very unpredictable moments. The characters were also really complex and striking. Another pleasurable thing about Immortal was Lady Agnes’ journal entries, they explained many things that wouldn’t have been explained very well if it hadn’t been in the book.
Overall, Immortal had a good story line and characters but took a little too long to get into the story, but worth reading!
I recommend this book if you like paranormal/fantasy novels, romance, and young adult novels.