Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Author: Alyson Noel
Number of Pages: 301
SummerySince a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste 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 see 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. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
ReviewWhen I read the summery of this book, I expected it to be dark, mysterious, and maybe even a little romantic. Although my expectations were not exactly met, it was still a great book. Not as dark as I would have liked, and definitely not as romantic as I initially thought. But the mystique was a totally different story. It exceeded my expectations. Alyson Noel did an amazing job at keeping the mystery in the book until the very last page. Very well written.
Ever was a well developed character. Her thoughts and actions seemed very realistic for the situation she was in. Though towards the end, her selfishness and stubbornness got a little old. One thing that I really loved about her was that she was willing to go against Damen when she thought him to be a vampire. It reminded me of Twilight, when Bella said it didn’t matter if he was a vampire. That it didn’t matter what he ate. Well Ever seemed to be a lot more realistic than Bella and I loved that.
Okay, Damen is a different story. I’m not sure why, but I just didn’t fall for him like Ever did. I’ve been pondering why that is for a while now. Unfortunately, I have come up empty handed. My only guess was that it all seemed very ‘typical high school dating.’ If that makes sense. Of course, that’s what Ever wanted. A normal high school life. Which makes sense for a girl in her situation. But it just wasn’t the sort of thing I could easily fall for.
Other than that, the book was pretty good. The writing was amazing. The flow and speed of the book was flawless.