Published by St. Martin's Press
Read in: August 2010
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The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...
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.
I have mixed feelings about this book and that’s putting it lightly. I loved the concept for this book and I remember buying it more than a year ago when it came out. I finally got around to reading this book and was shocked most of the way through the pages. I wasn’t shocked because I was enjoying the book I was shocked as all these other books flashed through my head. At the beginning this book plays out like Twilight with the odd girl and the mysterious guy who is running hot and cold. (Anyone remember Edward, I know he was drooled over by many many teenage girls but I don’t think we need a repeat of that character.) Next book that came to mind was The Vampire Diaries series with the way that Damen was similar to a famous character in the Vampire Diaries (cough Damon cough). The final book to flash across my mind was one of the short stories in Night World 2 when we find out about the “soulmate” thing.
Honestly I thought this book was a mix of several other books with a little bit of a twist that Noel threw into the book. I was expecting a lot from this book by the way that some rave about it but I was left with this odd feeling in the pit of my stomach. I wanted to like this book, I really did but I felt that a lot of the ideas were taken from things that were written anywhere from the past few years (Twilight) to over a decade ago (Night World and The Vampire Diaries). I know that other authors have done great works of literature but this book can only at best be called a copy cat. While I enjoyed some parts of Evermore I felt that some were purely repeats of other books that I have sitting on my shelves.