Saturday, April 25, 2009

Evermore

Evermore
by Alyson Noel

# of pages: 301
age range 13 +

After a horrible accident claims the life of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's aura's, hear their thoughts, and know someones entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high shool - but everything is about to change when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

Evermore was another one of those books that i had to rush to the store and buy. It looked so good. Of course, Evermore was also one of those books where i thought the story line was completely different than what it actually was.

I thought Evermore was about this girl who is the sole survivor of a deadly car crash, so she moves to a new school with her abilities - ones that she's had her whole life - is then branded a freak and meets this Damen guy who stops all the voices. Then they go on magical adventures, yada yada yada.

In reality, Evermore is actually about Ever, who moves in with her wealthy single aunt after the car crash and is then branded a freak when she doesn't wear miniskirts and designer heels in her new Californian school. Then after almost a year of being at her school does Damen come into the picture - which is about the first chapter.

From there Damen is like her half boyfriend, he is this amazing guy one minute, then totally secretive and not there the next. So the whole book Ever was in denial about whether she should be with him.Of course there is Damen's Ex who is in the picture as well, and starts to mess with Ever's life and friends.

Even though the story wasn't what i expected i still loved the book, it was highly addictive. You kept reading to see what Damen would do next, how Ever would react, and when the secrets would be revealed.

It was definitely a good book, great for twilight lover's I'm sure you'll fall in love with gorgeous Damen just as I did. So definatly check this book out it looks to be promising series.

Now the con's, i was confused on a couple parts of the story, there were a few little things that could have been explained better. The ending, to me, seemed a little rushed and could have been written differently. And I think there should have been another twist put in there, something totally shocking, but maybe the book didn't need it, I don't know this is just my opinion.

Now stop listening to my constant complaining and go out and read this, it actually is very good. Oh, there's more of a PG, PG-13 style romance for all you teens who need more than the occasional "beautiful kiss"

P.S. the girl on the cover is the same girl as the one on the cover of North of Beautiful!!!

If you liked Evermore check out:

Evernight - Claudia Gray
Wake - Lisa McMann
Need - Carrie Jones
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Deadly Little Secret - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Wondrous Strange - Lesley Livingston
The Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith
Moonlight - Rachel Hawthorne

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