Saturday, January 17, 2009

Review - Evermore by Alyson Noel

The Immortals, Book 1
Alyson Noël
St. Martin’s Griffin
February 3, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-312-53275-8

Book blurb:
Since 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.

My thoughts:
When a car accident leaves Ever as the only survivor in her family, she chooses to move to her Aunt Sabine’s rather than staying in her hometown in foster care. Her aunt’s a lawyer, and rarely home, so Ever begins a new life on her own more often than not.

Being new in school is never an easy task, and for Ever the change has been more than just the move. When she lost her family she gained a gift she wished she hadn’t, because knowing people’s inner thoughts takes away the mystery in life and puts Ever in a very uncomfortable position. Then she meets Damen, and the constant jumble of thoughts and emotions are forgotten when he’s near. As gorgeous as he is, and as peaceful as she feels when they’re together, she still believes that he’s hiding something big. When she finally learns the truth, Ever will have to decide whether to accept the news or force herself to say good-bye forever.

This is the first installment of The Immortals series. Ms. Noël pens a well-detailed story that makes it easy for the reader to visualize both the characters and the world around them. Evermore has a familiar theme that attracts readers, but inside this book you’ll find that the author has added some unique details that sets it apart. This is a young adult novel that should appeal to both teens and adults.

To learn more about Evermore, please visit the author’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Hey Kimberly!
I just finished this book and reviewing it also. I loved it. So fabulous. Great review! I can't wait for the next book.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Rachael - Glad to hear that you enjoyed it too. Thanks, I'm looking forward to the next one as well! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so going to order this! :) Thanks for your review.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Maija - I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Brianda said...

hey Kimberly..
I just finished reading Evermore & I saw some really interesting similarities to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I don't know, but it seems like it was copied off of it (except the whole seeing auras/ghost thing & the nonexistence of vampires)

Unknown said...

I totally agree with brianda, im only in the 1st 2 chapters and its like she took the same story line from twilight and just switchwed up the theme a little, not very original!