Saturday, August 8, 2009

Immortal by Gillian Shields

Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

This book was...okay. I had very high hopes for this book and I was let down. I'm not saying it wasn't good, but it just didn't have deep characters and the romance between Evie and Sebastion seemed rather forced. The plot was kind of interesting (interesting enough for me to finish the story) but a lot of parts dragged and it just didn't flow nicely. If there is going to be a sequel, which the ending kind of suggests, maybe it will be better.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad that it wasn't what you were expecting. That's never fun! I hope you enjoy your new books more!