Thursday, January 14, 2010

by Alyson Noel

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.

Evermore is a very easy read and very fun. I read it and the sequel, Blue Moon, in an evening each. While the book captivated me and kept me reading much later than I should have, I did find myself wanting to skim through certain parts. Ever is an interesting character and I enjoyed her personality. The relationship between Ever and her younger (more dead) sister Riley is also well-written and layered. It reminded me much of my relationship with my younger sister.
However, I did find some of the other characters hard to like. Ever's friends in particular were difficult to appreciate. I'm not sure exactly how much they actually qualify as friends. I was actually annoyed by them occasionally. Also, some of the characters seemed to act without reason. While their actions are explained at the end of the book, it just takes too long for sense to be made of certain story elements. I found the lack of clarification a little frustrating and wished it had come sooner. But despite these few rough spots, I thought the books were still a very good read. I did, after all, read 2 of them in 2 days!

Book-a-Likes: you'll like this if you like most paranormal YA novels, particularly The Mortal Instruments and Vampire Academy.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Profanity: None
Drugs and Alcohol: Some teenage drinking
Sexual Content: Mild, none specifically but plenty of references to it and whether or not it will happen
Violence: Mild



  1. I read the first one. I liked it but wasn't crazy about it. Was the second better, the same, not as good? I'm trying to decide if I should read it too.

  2. Sarah, I kept reading and was happy about it. It was a little better than the first, and since it was such an easy read for me, I felt like it wasn't a huge time investment if it turned out disappointing, which it didn't. I did like the books, but they didn't stick to me the way some do.

  3. Sound like a very good and interesting book. I love to read books where there is a social outcast because everybody thinks they are a freak because of what they do but there is that one boy who doesn't care about any of that. That one boy you can fall in love with. I recently read a book kinda of like this. Well actually it was a series called dark visions. They were very well written books. So if this book is anything like that I am very interested in reading it and it's sequel.

  4. This book is another one I would rcommend to the girls in my family. I think they would like it because it is an easy read and takes only a night. From what I herd I think I might even like it, but I wont know till I try it.

  5. And it also remindes me of th Twilight books.