Evermore by Alyson Noël | Why Girls Are Weird

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Evermore by Alyson Noël

After a terrible car accident claims the lives of her family, Ever Bloom finds that she can see people's auras, read their minds and at a mere touch can know everything about them.  She does her best to avoid human contact and is very quickly labeled a freak at her new school.  And then Damen Auguste appears on the scene.  Damen is gorgeous, wealthy and more than a little mysterious.  Ever finds herself drawn to him and feels almost as if she knows him from somewhere.  And as she gets closer and closer to him she finds that something's a little off about Damen.  Although she's falling completely in love with him she knows she needs to find out who - or what - he is.

This book was new to my library so when I walked by it I was caught by the cover.  Then I read the back and knew I had to read it.  It's a young adult novel and at first I couldn't help but compare it, at least a little, to Twilight.  However, this book definitely stands on its own.  Although there is still mystery and still a girl wondering, "Who is this guy and what's his deal?" I found that Ever Bloom isn't at all like Bella Swan (very much less... emo, I suppose).  And Damen isn't the type of guy to back away from his girl and wallow about being damned.  This is definitely one of the better young adult novels I've read lately and it was one I couldn't put down and when I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it.  I definitely cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series because I honestly cannot get over Ever and Damen.  My library better have the next one!

Do find this book, either at your nearest bookstore, local library or online.  I promise you you'll love it!



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16 wonderful thoughts:

Signe

Sounds like a nice one, think I'll order it and see for myself :)

Claire

ive seen this one in shops, piked it up a few times, might get it if i see it in a charity shop :)

Audrey Allure

It actually sounds better than Twilight! I've also been more interested about auras and all of that psychic stuff. Must check it out :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

I want to read this one!!

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, I have heard so much about this book, but have yet to pick it up myself. Will definitely be doing so soon. Great review, my love!! :)

Smart Ass Sara

Yes. I am really glad to see a good review on this because I have been *thisclose* to just buying the damn thing already but EVERY time whoever I'm with tells me they heard it sucked. UGH. So now I can be all like, "Oh yeah? Krysten says it's good and she's cooler than you!" :)

Have you read the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, yet? If not- get your butt on it!

Lacey in the City

Thanks for the recommendation! I always love book advice!

Kristy

I have read this and enjoyed it. I do not think it was as good as twilight, but it is still entertaining.

Pearls and Pears

Sounds like a good book! I love your blog... I gave it the address to my friend earlier today as she is freshly married!

AND I gave you an award! visit my blog to claim it! :)

Jude

Oh, I love good book rec's! Thanks for this :)

Katie

Need to check this out! Thanks!

Purses Pastries Etc...

Great tip -- I love your reviews :)

Krystal

oo that looks good. i think i've put almost every book you review on my to read list!

amylou

Sounds like a great read!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest

Sounds like a cool plot. Gotta love the library.

Kristi

I have read almost all the books you have recommended since I started reading your blog last spring and I haven't been disappointed yet! This sounds right up my alley, I will have to swap for it on paperbackswap.com (are you a member yet?? If not, sign up and say I referred ya!)