Evermore (Immortals, #1)
By Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
320 pages, Kindle Edition
Date Finished: 1/1/2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age, Romance, Action
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.
~First Line: " 'Guess who?' "
~Last Line: " 'Always have. Always will.' "
Review: The Immortals series debut was fantastic! After reading Radiance I knew I would love this one.
Ever, the heroine, was so closed off from the world. I mean, I understand that she was still grieving over her recently lost family, but still. She should have been trying to make new friends and get back to real life.
Not that she doesn't have friends. Her two best -- and only -- friends are Haven and Miles. Haven's obsessed with vampires, and Miles is gay and loves acting.
Add Ever's eventually-boyfriend Damen to the mix and you've got a strange group. Of course, Damen isn't anywhere near outcast-ism like the others are. He's gorgeous, the perfect guy, and all the girls want him.
There was so much action in the book. Now, just so we're on the same page, let me say that "action" in this book and my perspective means "boyfriends that end up being a mystery without a bestselling author, friends that don't unerstand everything about you, a guardian that's doing her best to raise her niece, and, overall, a girl who doesn't believe she can trust anyone, that she's the only one with her abilities." Now wouldn't you say that's action? (Or maybe drama's the word. A little of both in this work.)
Mix all that in a bucket, add in a female antagonist that wants to destroy Ever and a totally unexpected visit to Disneyland, and you've got the marvelous novel entitled Evermore.
Truly, this novel was ah-mazing. I am so excited to begin reading Blue Moon, but I should probably finish some of the books I'm reading first. :)
Quotes from the book:
"Before I can answer, Miles looks up from his Sidekick and shoots her the look -- the one with the direct translatioin of: Caution all ye who enter."
" 'Disneyland?' I climb out of my car and gaze at him in shock. Out of all the places I thought we'd end up, this never cracked the list."
"I try to clear my mind of all incriminating thought, knowing she'll only use it against me. But the thing is, trying to clear your mind is about as effective as telling someone to not think about elephants -- from that moment on that's all they'll think about."