Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2009
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them.
Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
Damen 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 peer 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. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Originally when I read Evermore, a few years ago what drew me to the book was the gorgeous book cover. I tend to pick a lot of the things I read based on what I think of the cover and blurb. I have always loved books with a supernatural element to them and Alyson Noël blew me away with this one. Evermore follows 16-year-old Ever Bloom as she deals with the tragedy of losing her parents while trying to cope with psychic gifts she doesn’t understand.
I think the thing I love most about this book and the series in general is that it’s different from most books of its kind. Ever is not your typical main character. She’s withdrawn, unpopular, and get made fun of on a regular basis by Staci Miller and the rest of the ‘in’ crowd. It’s a nice change of pace having a character who isn’t by any means popular or worshipped.
And then enter Damen Auguste.
He was just as awesome as I remembered. He comes in all sexy with his magically appearing red tulips and sweeps Ever off her feet. There’s this immediate connection between the two of them and even though Haven has called dibs (pfft, which I did not like) Ever can’t help the fact that Damen pursues her until they’re together.
No one can understand why the mysterious new guy chose to date the school outcast, not even Ever, but we learn later on in the book that Damen and Ever’s past has been interwoven through generations. I really love the whole plot of immortals and how they came to be. It’s different and unique. While I’m not Haven’s biggest fan there is someone I dislike even more than her and that’s Drina.
Kudas to Noël for creating such a wonderfully terrible villainess that I have absolutely no trouble hating her! Drina is the bane of my existence and her life is twisted right alongside Damen and Evers. It’s a rough journey for them through the book and I couldn’t put it down even though I knew what was going to happen in the end.
Evermore is definitely worth the read for those of you into young adult paranormal romance stories with a twist.
5 Best Things
-Damen’s happy place (The room full of all the things he’s collected over the years)
-Riley and her Halloween costume obsession
-Red tulips appearing everywhere
5 Worst Things
-Ever’s drinking towards the end of the book
-Damen not explaining things to Ever sooner
Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me To The Moon, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoe, Cruel Summer, Forever Summer (a LAGUNA COVE/CRUEL SUMMER 2-in-1), Keeping Secrets (a SAVING ZOË/FAKING 19 2-in-1), the IMMORTALS series including: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, and EVERLASTING, the IMMORTALS spin-off, RILEY BLOOM series including RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND & WHISPER, with short stories appearing in the anthologies FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), KISSES FROM HELL, & DEAR BULLY. She is currently working on a new series for teens, SOUL SEEKERS--FATED & ECHO are in stores now, MYSTIC, & HORIZON will follow in 2013.