Thursday, February 24, 2011

Evermore by Alyson Noel

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. (Summary taken from goodreads)
            From the moment that I picked up this book, I could not put it down. I was completely and utterly absorbed in it. So absorbed, I literally read it in one day. Noel did such an amazing job in crafting an intense story that has the reader begging for more. Trust me, when I finished this book, I didn’t want it to end. It was really and truly that good!
            As far as the characters, let’s start with Ever. Personally, I thought Ever was a great character. She really fit the profile of someone who had lost their entire family in one tragic moment.  Yet, she doesn’t just sit around and mope, whine, and complain. I can’t blame her either for not wanting those powers. It’s not like she needs more to deal with. At times she could get a little paranoid about Damen, which tended to get annoying, but other than that, she was great!
            Now, for Damen, the mysterious, gorgeous new guy that shows up in Ever’s life. Everyone is head over heels for him, but he only wants one girl: Ever. I loved Damen. There were times that I truly wished he was real as I read. What I liked about him was that he despite being all mysterious, he was wicked sweet and friendly. He just had some deep, dark secrets that he was hiding. The one aspect that drove me insane was how hot and cold he was. I couldn’t stand it! First he liked Ever, then he didn’t, then he would disappear and then show back up again. It could get really bothersome, but still, it didn’t stop me from loving him as a character.
            The storyline itself was amazing. There were all these twists and turns that I never expected.There was so much to it! The book was only three hundred pages or so, but it seemed to go on forever. Not in the way that it drags on, but in the way that the story just keeps on unraveling that it seems like there’s no end. At times, there was so much happening that I tended to get a tad confused and lost, but it’s not too bad. Everything would smooth itself out and I’d be right back on track. I certainly recommend this book! It was such a great read and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel Blue Moon!


  1. This book was pretty good, but I found myself bored with the rest of the ones in the series. You seem to have liked Evermore better than I did anyway, so I'm sure you will enjoy the rest of the series.

  2. Awesome! Its nice to hear you liked Evermore to! I really enjoyed it, and I also can't wait to read my copy of Blue Moon. Great review!

  3. @Sarah Lydia I'm not sure why, but this book just drew me in. I had bought it for a friend for her birthday and then realized I wanted to read it, so I did and ended up loving it. Thanks for commenting :)

    @Kreag Thanks :) I really liked it. I can't wait to get Blue Moon! Let me know when you read it and what you think!

  4. Great review! But Ergh I didn't like Evermore that much. Honestly, the whole thing totally annoyed me to tears. Damen was so . . . ew!!! Bothersome. Anyways, I can't wait for Beastly, and I want to read all of these books on your list!

  5. @ Sonny Really? For some reason I really thought you would've liked Damen. I mean, he was kind of annoying at times, but he was sweet nonetheless.


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