Friday, March 20, 2009
Review: Evermore (Immortals Bk. 1) by Alyson Noel
Summary from back of book:
"After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear thier 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 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 hasno idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only things she nows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him."
From the summary on the back of this book it many parallels can be drawn between this book and the extemely popular Twilight. While I'm not sure Evermore will ever be the megahit that Twilight is, it is definitely a book to take a look at. The Immortals idea is not new, but it is a bit of a new take from Noel's perspective. The romance between Ever and Damen is very well done. I personally like when two characters who are so obviously destined for one another have some obstacles to overcome. I'll be looking for the next book in the Immortals series, Blue Moon. 9 our of 10 stars for Evermore!