Evermore by Alyson Noel
Labels: Alyson Noel, Book Reviews, MacMillan, Paranormal, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 12:18
by Alyson Noel
Release Date: February 3rd 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: The Immortals
Other books in series: Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star and Everlasting
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
As soon as I started reading Evermore, I knew that it was my type of book. It had everything I expected... vampires, romance and a hot guy :) The whole idea of vampires not really being vampires but Immortals, was very much intriguing.
Ever seems like a great character even though half the time she's hidden under her hood with earphones giving her this Gothic outlook. Her Friends Haven and Miles have bright personalities, by which they enlighten the book too.
I LOVE Damen. By Alyson's vivid description with her writing of such elegance, she portrays him as a very nice and good looking guy. (Don't all the good guys have to be. Excluding Jane's lover in Jane Eyre though ;). It is very obvious he has a 'thing' for Ever. Especially since he sends his love through a red tulip.
It's really funny how Damen gives a white rosebud to Stacia (enemy!) and Ever feels extremely jealous. Then, she discovers that a white rosebud signifies someone who doesn't understand love. Very amusing.
Love plays as a dominating theme in Evermore as Damen and Ever battle in love. Ever doesn't understand love at first however, by time she realises what it means to fall in love and the many trials that come.
I loved reading Evermore although the ending was a bit off- for me anyways. I think kinda because it was a bit too JK Rowling? I was very surprised when I found out there was second book- Blue Moon. But I can't to see what happens next!