Friday, November 7, 2008

Evermore by Alyson Noël

[description from B&N]

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.

Review:

Before you read the review: Open a tab of Amazon or Barnes and Noble's site or Borders's site or whatever site you order your books from. Log in to your account, search for this book, and when it's page thing comes up, click the "pre-order" button. Because this is one you'll definitely want to read as soon as it comes out.

This book is not high in action, but it is high in mystery. There are parts that were really exciting and had some action, but they were few. Thankfully, all the mystery makes up for it. The questions "What's with Damen?" and "What's with Haven?" (Ever's wannabe-goth friend) and "What's with Drina?" (Some loony girl who I can't describe better because I'd spoil the book) and "What's with Riley?" (Ever's funny little sister) drive the plot forward extremely well. I found myself unwilling to put the book down, even though I had to at some points, because I wanted to know what was going to happen with everyone and see how all the little subplots would be woven together.

Also, Alyson Noel knows how to write her characters. Ever was so real and her emotions were so believable that it was a little creepy. It's like Alyson Noël is actually a grieving, lovestruck teenager. She got Ever completely perfect. An by perfect, I mean delightfully flawed and deep. Also, I'm kind of smitten with Damen even though he got on my nerves a lot. He's fascinating to read about because of his past. Love him.

Alright, since I know nobody went and preordered this before reading the review, you better go do it now. You're really going to want this one. I swear. It's a great start to the series, especially considering that the ending isn't a big cliffhanger but still leaves you wanting more. (Well, actually me since I've read it. You just sounds better. But once you read it you'll want the sequel. Trust me.)

8.7ish/10

Evermore will be released in February.

9 comments:

  1. This sounds so good - I'm pre-ordering it!!

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  2. Khyrinithia--

    YOU MADE MY DAY!!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed EVERMORE and I hope you like BLUE MOON too! I'm just finishing the revisions on it today-- and it has lots of action!

    Thanks so much!
    Alyson Noel

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  3. I've heard SO much buzz about this book. It seems amazing (:

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  4. Did you receive Evermore from Library Things Early Reviewers? I tried to receive but didn't!

    I can't wait until I can get my hands on a copy. It sounds amazing! :)

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  5. @Lenore: Muahaha.

    @Maalik: It is so good. =D

    @Alyson: Yay!

    @Emily: It's worth the buzz. (:

    @Bookworm: No, I won it from Kelly Parra's cyber book release party thing. I'm not part of Library Thing Early Reviewers.

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  6. It's on my wishlist for one of my next amazon orders! I love what you said about all the mysterious characters, I know i'm going to love that!

    Must join librarything, you'll love it!

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  7. I just read the first two or three chapters for this (through Free Books Friday Teens, I think?) AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT!

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  8. ME WANT to read! I wish I won this from those contest. Oh well.

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