Release Date: August 4, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
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.
The characters weren't developed at all. Sure, Sebastian was intriguing, Helen was mysterious, Sarah was friendly, and Evie was interesting, but I wanted more!
I liked the writing very much at first. It was descriptive and easily understandable unlike some novels that are overflowing with long words that hardly anyone knows. But as I progressed in reading the novel, I was getting bored and the writing went downhill. And not long after that, the only thing that I found interesting in the novel were the journal entries in the novel written by a character from the past.
The summary of the Immortal got me really excited about the book, but overall, I was honestly disappointed. I was expecting a lot more and thought I would be able to finish the whole book without problem. That, however, was not the case. I ended up having to force myself to get through the book and couldn't get into it no matter how much I wanted to.
If you don't really pay much attention to the quality of the writing or you don't lose interest in novels very easily, I would recommend this.