Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review: Evermore by Alyson Noel

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Evermore - Alyson Noel
Release Date: February 3rd 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 356
Overall: 5/5

Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch.   Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste… Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition.  He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets.  Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head.  She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is.  Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

The only words that seem to come to mind right now are Oh My Goodness. Unfortunately it's been awhile since I have felt this ecstatic about a book, but now that I found Evermore I have no words. The last half of this book I was unable to set it down for longer than to get a drink. Now that I've finished it I know I cannot wait to go and get Blue Moon so I can see what happens next with Ever. I even found out that Ever's little sister Riley has her own book series that I am so excited for as well!

Ever's character is such an easy one to connect with but the things that haunt her add so much more to her. Being the only one to survive an accident claiming the lives of her family has put a burden on ever that she is barely able to cope with. That is until she met Damen and honestly through most of the first half of the book I was trying to figure out his story, thinking him to be the bad guy. I won't say much more because I don't want to give it away to anyone that has yet to start this series, and if this applies to you then you need to go get this book as soon as possible. The ending had me hanging on the edge of my seat trying to read faster to see what was going to happen and flipping a little ahead to make sure it wasn't ending without resolving mine and Ever's questions.

Again I have to say, if you have yet to read this novel and start this series than you need to do it as soon as possible. The beginning is a little slow, but without it I don't think Alyson could have built such an amazing story that is Evermore. I rented this from the library but I know that I am going to have to go and buy this to add to my own personal library, as well as Blue Moon as soon as I am able to. I can already tell that this series is going to my new obsession soon, and that's something that I know I don't mind.

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