Immortal

Immortal

-Nancy Holder
-309 Pages
-October 1999

  Summary: Veronique is an immortal vampire that continues to return in the body of a newly dead person every time she has been staked. However, she wants to become truly immortal by summoning an ancient demon called the Triumvirate. And of course her choice spot to do so would be in Sunnydale, especially with the extra magical vibes emanating from the Hellmouth. Unfortunately, while Buffy is trying to keep Veronique's vampire henchmen at bay, she also has to deal with the fact that her mother is sick in the hospital. There's a chance that she has cancer, but they won't know for sure until they've performed surgery on her. Buffy has to decide where she's needed most: with her mother, or to stop the end of the world.
   
  Rating: 4/5
   
  Review: This book never really sticks with me. I've read it about two or three times by now and never end up remembering all the details. So either it's not that great or I've just got a really bad memory. However, I am left with a pretty good impression of it. I particularly liked that there was the mental struggle that Buffy had to face. Choosing to be with her mother or to fight for the world is one hell of a decision to make and it was written extremely well. I didn't like that Buffy tried to push Angel away because he doesn't have the same lifespan as human, although it was very understandable. However, seeing Angel care so much for Buffy was beautiful to read. As well, they reached a bit into his past and showed us just how small the world really is. When writer's accomplish that I always enjoy reading about it because it makes us believe that we've all had some sort of impact on others, and then grown because of it. The best lines definitely came from the interaction between Angel and Xander. The comedy was just hilarious, I love it when they put those two together. So for the most part, I enjoyed this novel, the final battle scene didn't do much for me, but the very essence of the book was enjoyable to read.
   
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