Book Review: Night Star (The Immortals #5) by Alyson Noel

After fighting for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen’s future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath. Don’t miss this explosive new installment of the #1 bestselling series that’s enchanted millions across the world!

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it.

Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all.

Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?

I enjoy The Immortals series, but the series as a whole has been hit and miss for me.  I thought Evermore and Blue Moon were great, but Shadowland was only so-so for me.  The series picked back up with Dark Flame, but slowed down again with Night Star.

The events in Night Star occur over a few days' time--something I have never really liked.  I like reading about characters over months of time, not days.  I've noticed that this whole book-happening-in-a-week phenomenon occurs much more frequently in YA. 

I think that bothered me about Night Star was the lack of villian(s).  We know Haven is evil, but she just felt way too unstable to be a huge threat.  With Roman out of the picture, and Jude lying low, I missed the action of the previous books in the series.  I'm still looking forward to Everlasting, the last Immortals book, but my anticipation is tempered by slightly lowered expectations due to my hot and cold relationship with this series.

Just One Gripe: 
I just don't think that the whole book should have been about Ever's dilemma with not being able to touch Damen.  I need more action!

The Best Thing About This Book: 
I liked Ever's decision at the end of the book.  I also think that Ever grew up some during Night Star and evolved as a character.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 2/5
Plot: 2/5
Setting/Imagery:  3/5
Originality: 3/5
Ending: 3/5
Total Score: 13/25


  1. Great review. What really bothered me was how repeated everything was. It was the same fight, the same thing.

  2. I feel ya. A good villain is sometimes truly essential. Great review.

  3. I still haven't started this series because I hear so many so-so reviews. The first book is on my shelf, but I keep putting it off! Great honest review :)

  4. I haven't read this series yet, but it's good to know that you are hit or miss with them. I like knowing that going in so if I don't care for one of them, I know I should keep going because the next one will most likely be better:) Thanks for this review:)


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