Publish Date: February 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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.
As usual, I was drawn toward this book after my first glance at its cover. It's beautiful. It also features the same picture as the cover of North of Beautiful, if you haven't yet noticed.
Evermore is the type of book I am usually drawn toward, consisting of romance, self-realization, mystery and friendship. Because all of these were explained on the back cover, I had high expectations. Alyson Noel did not fail to impress.
The symbolism of Ever's name is cute. I myself would never be so creative as to successfully use symbolism in a story but still keep it interesting. (We all know how sick we get of symbolism in those required school books.)
Lets talk about Damen. WOW. He is definitely no Edward Cullen, yet he is still presented in a way that quickly made me fall in love with him. I usually don't care much for the guys who act suspicious and cover it up with cockiness, but Damen had this special quality to him that changed that feeling for me. Imagine dating a guy who takes you to a horse race and wins half a million, while also being the sexiest guy to ever lay eyes on! Sounds good to me! :D
Although this book followed similar lines as many other vampire stories, (although technically Damen is an 'immortal' not vampire) it still stayed original enough to keep me guessing. I never expected it to end the way it did! I figured Damen and Drina had some type of past, but I definitely wasn't excepting it to be so important in the end.
I think my favorite twist of this book was Summerland. What a neat concept, a place where everything is peaceful and you can create anything with your mind. I definitely am interested in taking my next trip there instead of Colorado. Ha!
I really have no complaints about Evermore. The book answered all necessary questions and was written in a way that forced me to read it from cover to cover nonstop. I'm really looking forward to Blue Moon!