Shadowland is book 3 in the Immortal series featuring an immortal girl named Ever on a quest to find an antidote to save her boyfriend and uncover more secrets about her past. We left off in Blue Moon with Ever Bloom and her boyfriend Damen cursed by their long time enemy, Roman. Roman tricked Ever into putting her blood in an elixir that Damen drinks for his immortality thinking it would save him from dying, but instead it caused Ever to make Damen to become allergic to Ever's DNA. Now the two lovebirds can't touch because if they do Damen will immediately die and be sent to the dark place called Shadowland.
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Ever makes Damen promise that they will look for a cure, but in the meantime, Damen creates an energy veil so that they can be near each other. Damen gives Ever an amulet made of Crystals that will protect her from Roman. Much of the novel features filler in which Ever is trying to find the antidote to the antidote so that she and Damen can actually touch again without her killing him. Meanwhile, Ever's aunt Sabine is dating her math teacher Mr. Munoz who happens to be a really nice guy and she's happy with him. Roman is up to his old antics being just as much a thorn in Ever's side as always.
Aunt Sabine encourages Ever to get a part-time job so she applies at a place called Mystics and Moonbeams. A surfer guy named Jude with an ourosbouros tattoo becomes Ever's boss and falls in love with her. Even though she's in love with Damen, she can't help feeling drawn to Jude in a very unique way. Ever suspects Jude may be one of Roman's minions because they have the same tattoo of the ourosboros (a snake eating it's tail).
Damen and Ever go to an art museum where Damen explains that the tattoo doesn't always represent evil. He shows her a painting and reveals that it was painted by Jude in a past life. Ever and Jude have been together in all their lifetimes, but she has always chosen Damen. He urges her to explore her feelings for Jude.
Damen and Ever spend the summer apart and she feels herself falling for Jude. While working at Mystics and Moonbeams she finds a book and thinks the antidote may be inside. She finds a spell that she thinks will give her access to Roman's mind, but the spell appears to have done nothing. Ever throws a party for her friend Miles and unfortunately, Roman shows up. Roman offers to give Ever the elixir if she will spend a night with him; she refuses and spends her time with Jude, unknowingly leaving Roman to seek out her best friend Haven.
A phone call comes in from Ava (a psychic at Mystics and Moonbeams) to let Ever know that Roman has poisoned Haven. Roman makes a new offer: Ever can have the elixir to be with Damen and let her friend die or she can use it to save Haven's life. This actually means that if Ever let's Haven die, she will go to the wonderful place called Summerland, but if she saves her, she will become immortal. Ever decides to give Haven the elixir which makes her immortal. Unfortunately, this means if Roman or anyone ever tries to kill Haven again, she will be sent to the terrible Shadowland at death. Despite the book titled being Shadowland, we never get much more information about it in this book.
Now Ever is even further than she was from being able to touch Damen.
This is the end of the novel, but the story continues in the next novel called Dark Flame.
Best part of story, including ending:
I don't hate the story, but I'm growing tired of the constant struggle for these two to be together and the love triangles involved. Jude was clearly a better choice for Ever!
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when Damen and Ever are at the art museum because it was finally revealed exactly what the connection between Ever and Jude was all along.
Opinion about the main character:
Ever is immature and makes impulsive decisions that always result in the worst outcome. If she would stop for a moment to think it through, her life my be a bit better, but after three books she still doesn't learn this lesson!