Author: Gillian Shields
Published: Katherine Tegen Books, 2009
Series: Immortal, Book 1
Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: Immortal just wasn’t really my kind of book. It was interesting enough but I just didn’t think it was incredibly exciting.
I felt that Immortal was quite slow going and took a while to get into. I couldn’t really connect with any of the characters either.
One of the biggest gripes I had with the book is that I had no idea what time period it was set. To me it read like the whole book was set in the early 1900s but later on in the book Evie mentions that she was living over 100 years beyond the 1880’s so it was a little confusing.
However, the premise was fairly interesting and the mystery of what happened to Lady Agnes intrigued me. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t my cup of tea and I won’t be continuing this series.
Avid fans of the paranormal romance genre might enjoy this one though.