30 January 2010

Evermore by Alyson Noel

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.

 Now, I hate giving bad reviews and believe me, I don't do it often.  Even now, I will be positive and not destructive.

However, the sad truth is...I don't like this book.  When I read it, all I could think about was how similar it was to Twilight.  There were similar character traits and not to mention the way overdone concept of a gorgeous and should-be unattainable guy and a plain, possibly suicidal girl falling in love.  I've seen it before and I apologize to the author, but she didn't make it enough like her own.

The things that were original however was the concept of another place that you can just transport yourself to and request anything you like.  That was quite interesting to read about.

I don't like Ever, though.  She's too bland and her actions have no drive and passion behind them.  At least, there is an attempt for passion but I can't connect with her at all so it just seems wasted.

Overall, there were just too many similarities and I've-seen-this-before feelings around this book.  But if you're a fan of the gorgeous guy-seemingly plain girl romance complex, go for it.  This is the book to read for you, then.

Book Info:

  • pages - paperback, 356
  • publisher - St. martin's Griffin
  • genre - urban fantasy
  • received via - unknown
  • rating - 2/5
  • series - The Immortals
    • Evermore
    • Blue Moon
    • Shadowland
    • Dark Flame