Saturday, February 4, 2012
16) Evermore by Alyson Noel
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 and 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 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 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.
My Thoughts :
I have, like many who visit this blog, so many books to read. However this year I really want to read some of the physical books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for the last few years. The poor things are gathering dust and I have to be hard on myself and read some of the old before always reading the new. So when a friend gave this book back to me I realised I had lent it to her before reading it myself. I didn't want to put it back on the shelf so it had to get read.
My friend liked this one and I have heard good things said about this series but I have to say I expected more. At the beginning it was all new and interesting. It was exciting getting to know Ever (one of the most silliest character names ever), her ghost sister and her abilities. However after a while I started to find her too 'Bella' like for my tastes. Actually at one point this book felt so 'Twilight' that I contemplated just not finishing it.
Sure this isn't Twilight. It has a lot of differences and cool twists and turns but it still felt like it had all been done before. Evermore felt like a mish mash of all those good Young Adult ideas you have already read and liked. It did try and be an individual and stand out but in my opinion it failed and just became too complicated and somehow a little boring.
In conclusion this isn't a series I am planning to catch-up with or follow. As it is the ending was the end for me. I wasn't left wondering what happens next or wanting to find out more. So this will stay a one off read for me and I will avoid the rest of the series. Definitely one for the Young Reader in your life to try but nothing an adult can really get their teeth into.