Monday, August 3, 2009


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.


  1. I actually just posted my review of this book a couple hours ago. lol. I really enjoyed it. I'm glad you liked it but sorry to hear it took you a while to get into it. Great review!

    ~Briana :)

  2. Good review! I just read Briana's review of it and I may have to pick it up!


  3. Thanks for the review!

    Stop by my blog for it's first blogversary bash! Lots of giveaways and fun!

  4. I haven't read it yet, but my first thought when I saw the cover was "Titanic". Which, of course, is weird because the necklace doesn't look anything like the one from the movie haha

  5. This one sounds good (and I like knowing that it's worth hanging in there if it doesn't grab me at first!).

    Thanks for sharing!!! ;)

  6. I just finished this and really didn't like it at all. It took me too long to get into it and it felt, especially in the beginning, like such a knock off of Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty which is so much better.

  7. great review i've had this one on my tbr list for a while