Thursday, March 5, 2009

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Publish Date: February 2009
Pages: 320
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!

5/5

13 comments:

  1. Well, I think I'll read this one :)
    *nods*

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  2. Sounds great! Evermore has been on my TBR list for a while now, haven't gotten to it yet sadly. Got quite a back up of books already *shrugs*

    But I liked your comment about symbolism, made me smile. I wish I had paid more attention in Honors English. I hated the classes, but I still should have given it more thought.

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  3. Ha, I'm right there with you. I just shut down after hearing the words symbolism and The Crucible. Yuck!

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  4. Can't wait to read this, but I have so many books ahead of it!

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  5. Great review Taylor! I have this one, but haven't gotten round to it yet. I've heard lots of good things about Damen's character, so I can't wait to read it!

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  6. I just got this book...looking forward to reading it!

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  7. Great review! I loved this one too, so I get exited when I see other reviewers who have enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to Blue Moon.

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  8. I want to read this so badly!!

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  9. Then read it Sophie! I got it at my library, I wish I owned it though.

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  10. I can't wait to read it! It's in my TBR pile.

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  11. I just recently noticed they had the same cover model...despite looking at both covers like 1000 times each...sigh...

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  12. This is in my "to read" pile, I'm so excited to read it!

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  13. Don't worry Lenore I did the same thing. I had both on my wishlist for like... months and still didn't realize. I only noticed when someone.. I think Alea... pointed it out in a post.

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