Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Review: Evermore by Alyson Noel

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (February 3, 2009)

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.

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I have mixed feelings about this book. I kind of like the idea of it....but then parts of it really bother me.


SPOILER ALERT

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okay so Damen and Drina are immortals.....they have been together for 600 years...HOW does Damen not suspect that Drina (who practically oozes evil) has been offing Ever all the years he keeps finding her reincarnated self. Seriously. Every time he finally finds her again she immediately dies before their relationship progresses too far. Oh, and how convenient that Drina is there. I just don't buy it. I mean, come on...how about a little suspicion please. He must know something is up because he obviously didn't like for Drina to know how much Ever meant to him. Okay, enough with the ranting because really it wasn't a bad read. Ever dealing with her "powers" and her little sister's ghost was what I enjoyed reading about the most. I actually thought that Damen was a selfish prick. He had moments where I could see that he is a good guy but at the end of it I still mainly thing he is careless and selfish. I am hoping my feeling will improve about Damen in the next book.

3.5/5

CymLowell








3 comments:

Felicia S. said...

Guys are sometimes dense like that if the girl is really good at manipulation (though I will say that but I haven't read the book).

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Amelia said...

hahaha that's a good point (about Damen). The funny thing is that I've never read this book, but I've heard oodles of other people say the EXACT same thing about Damen-Ever-Drina!
:D

Caroline said...

I have read this book and thought there were some very unbelievable plot points... Those you mentioned plus the fact that Ever falls for him though he is clearly not 'good' to her (disappearing, dating other girls, lying...) ?
Anyways, you're quite courageous to want to read the other books in the series ;-)