oth but it was nice to escape them for just a little while. Alyson has not only created characters that people can familiarize themselves with, she has managed to create issues that most people would rather not discuss. I felt it extremely sad and heart touching how Ever, the main character, suffers a significant loss of not only one family member, but of her whole family. Left only with her aunt Sabine, Ever is left going through the motions of being a teenager without talking about her emotions.
We don't see Sabine much, but I love her character. She is unsure on how to raise a teenager but she still manages to try and be there for Ever- even when Ever pushes her away. You can feel the love in her actions and I'm anticipating how she will react the Ever's little secret.
I must say one of my favourite characters in the novel's has to be, hands down Miles. I just adore him! From being there for Ever, crushing on Damen or starring in Hairspray, he is just one of those characters I can't help but love. I really wish that he was in the novel's more and not so much Haven.
For me, from the first novel, Haven has managed to make me dislike her. As the novels progress, and the story changes direction, Haven becomes more obnoxious. I understand her back story and I understand why she behaves the way she does, but that doesn't make her actions okay. I've never felt her friendship with Ever was sincere and that has come full circle in the way Dark Flame ended. She just proved to me in this novel why I disliked her so much from the start. I really wish I could understand her, perhaps even feel sorry for her, but I don't.
I'm beyond ecstatic that Ever is finally seeking out help from Ava and telling Damen everything that is going on. The only way they will be able to overcome what's happening, is if they stick it out together. Now Damen, what to say about Damen. I wish Alyson Noel could bring him to life, sorta like they did in Weird Science and send him my way. I love his complexities, his darkness and his lightness. He isn't perfect, and I think that's why he's so likable...well that and his smoldering good looks. He always wants to do what's right and he will love Ever until the end of time- literally!
I'm actually sad about Roman. Roman was the one character you loved to hate throughout the novels. Now more than ever I dislike Jude. His actions seemed pre meditated and unlike Roman, he really has no claim to anything.
I'm glad I decided to read this series. Alyson Noel brings reality into the story. A reality that can easily touch the hearts and souls of each one of us who reads the books. Every one can relate to being a teenager and how awkward that stage of life can be, and relate to the tragedy of losing a loved one, and I think that's what makes Ever and Damen such relatable and moving characters. I can't wait for the final two installments :)
Dark Flame Synopsis:
In this eagerly awaited continuation of the bestselling Immortals series, Ever struggles to help her best friend Haven transition into life as an immortal—trying to keep her from doing anything that puts them at risk, while attempting to gain control over her enemy Roman, so she can finally obtain the antidote that will allow her and Damen to be together. But when the spell she casts backfires, resulting in a strange, foreign pulse that binds her to Roman instead, Ever turns to Jude and dark magick, desperately attempting to break free of the curse, and ultimately risking everything she knows and loves—including her beloved Damen.
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